Heights resident earns child safety award
Rosie Valadez-McStay is one of four statewide recipients of the 2012 J.C. Montgomery Jr. Child Safety Award.
Valadez-McStay is the director of government and community relations at Texas Children’s Hospital. She received the award for her work in implementing safety initiatives that prevent developmental disabilities caused by brain injury.
The honor was awarded to her during the lieutenant governor’s reception at the Texas State Capitol. The Texas Office for the Prevention of Developmental Disabilities’s Child Safety and Injury Prevention Task Force presents the award annually to outstanding child safety leaders.
Among the diverse programs Valadez-McStay’s team organizes are Safe Kids Greater Houston and the Kohl’s Safe at Home infant safe sleep initiative. She is also instrumental in ongoing child passenger safety seat inspections, free bike helmet distributions to low-income children and safety education classes to adults and children.
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