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Gun Accident Takes an 8-Year Old Girl

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Maybe I’m naive but I keep hoping that people who are informed and trained about safety measures and are knowledgeable in the use and care of firearms will always keep their weapon(s) with safety on and locked up high when not in use. It is beyond sad to think that one more child, an eight-year…

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A Bad Start for Child Safety in 2017

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I write this with a very heavy heart. It has just come over the newsfeed that the body of a child missing child from his home in Aurora, CO, over New Year’s, David Puckett, age 6, may have been found in a pond not far from his home. His mother was worried about the falling…

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Unintentional Injury Still A Leading Factor in Early Childhood Death

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Accidents happen, we know this. But beyond noting that unintentional injury is still a major contributing factor in early childhood death in this Country, we need to do everything we possibly can to make parents, family members and caregivers aware of child safety measures and information available about dangerous products and toys on the market.…

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Safe Sleep for Your Baby!

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As an adult you may not have problems sleeping safely, but babies need our help when it comes to safe sleep and sweet dreams!  Many of our nation’s hospitals will attest to the need to create safe sleep spaces for babies. Unintentional injury is still a leading cause of infant death.  So there are things…

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Safe Toys Are a Big Deal!

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Halloween is over and the holiday magazines touting children’s toys are arriving in mailboxes and online. There is an incredible variety of children’s toys on the market, and parents of young children have the daunting task of evaluating toys in the best interest of their children’s safe play.  Sometimes it’s difficult when the hype over…

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Domestic Disputes Yield Bad Outcomes for Children

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Over the weekend, a man holding his two children, ages 1 and 3, jumped off a highway overpass in New Jersey and into the Wanaque River. He died--but thankfully, the children survived this terrifying experience.  Who knows what the rest of their lives will be like? I cannot guess whether the domestic dispute this dad…

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Children Shouldn’t Have to Be Afraid of Their Parents, Family Members, or Caregivers

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Child abuse and parental drug use are very much connected, according to reports by the National Council on Child Abuse & Family Violence. A current report in one of the Child Welfare League of America’s new booklets states, “More than 8 million children live with parents who are substance abusers.”1 “Substance abuse exists in 40-80…

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What Should Young Children Be Taught to Do For Safety’s Sake

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With gratitude to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children It’s back-to-school time again, and parents, family members and caregivers who have young children in their charge are thinking about how they can keep their young kids safe. Here are some tips the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) have shared in…

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Unsafe Rides–There are No Do-Overs When an Event Turns into a Tragedy

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Caleb Schwab was only 10, and, no doubt, he and his family were looking forward to a great time for him at the Schlitterbahn Waterpark in Kansas City, Kansas. So it is a terrible shock for the family and for the other passengers on the Verruckt water slide when this fun day somehow turned into…

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It’s Storm Season! Are You and Your Kids Prepared?

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You’ve probably noticed the high temperatures throughout the Country lately, and the frequent severe thunderstorm warnings broadcast by television, radio and the Internet’s weather websites. Pay attention to these warnings. Storms have caused flooding recently in West Virginia, Maryland, New Jersey, Wisconsin and Minnesota, to name only a few states. Downpours falling into creeks, tributaries…

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