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For further information please contact the CHOC Community Education Department at 714-509-8887.

Child Passenger Safety
Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for children ages 1-14 in the United States. CHOC Child Passenger Safety classes cover California Law on restraining children in the car, best practices, how to select an appropriate seat for your child, and what you need to know to use and install your child restraint correctly.

Common Injury / Poison Health Topics
There are probably few things more important to you than your child's health and well-being. But even though you may try your best to keep your child healthy and safe, it is not always easy to know exactly what to do, especially when your child is injured.

Safety and Injury Prevention Topics
Unintentional injury is the leading cause of death among children ages 14 and under, according to the National SAFE KIDS campaign. Although this death rate has declined over the years, children remain at risk for unintentional injury-related death and disability. Unfortunately, one in every four children each year suffers injuries that are serious enough to require medical attention.

Home Safety
Forty percent of unintentional injuries occur in and around the home. The good news is that most of these injuries can be prevented.

Helmet and Scooter Safety
Children should wear a helmet while they are riding on their bikes, scooters, skateboards or in-line skates. Helmets protect the head and brain from getting hurt. They are like “seatbelts” for your head.

Personal Safety for Children
You can help your children learn to be safe and secure. Keep open communication with your child. Ask your child how things are going every day.

Sleep Position for Young Infants
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome or SIDS is the sudden and unexplained death of an infant under one year of age, usually during periods of sleep. It is the leading cause of death for infants between 1 and 12 months of age.

Water Safety & Drowning Prevention
Children and water can be a fatal combination. Drowning is a quick, silent event. The good news is, this does not have to happen to your child!

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