Community Education Tips
Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teenagers.
Many ordinary household items can be poisonous, from medicines and makeup to bug spray and cleaning products. Chemical poisoning in the home can be avoided.
To practice home safety, supervision is the best way to keep your children safe. However, here are some things you can do to help make your child’s environment safer.
Negative body image is found in children of all ages, shapes and sizes! Discuss the definition of Body Image with your children.
Although it sounds healthy, fruit juice is mostly sugar and packs a lot of empty calories. Limit your child’s intake to only 4 ounces of juice per day for healthy eating.
For sun safety, both children & adults need to practice good sun protection. Sunscreen should be worn while outside at all times. This may sound like a hassle, prevention pays off.
By the end of elementary school, children have seen more than 110,000 acts of violence. Remind children that they always have choices in life and violence should never be a choice.
Water safety matters. Children and water can be a fatal combination. Drowning is a quick, silent event. A child can drown in as little as two inches of water.
For your child's personal safety, keep open communication with your child. Ask your child how things are going every day. You can help your children learn to be safe and secure.
Personal hygiene starts with handwashing. The most important thing you can do to keep from getting sick is to wash your hands!
Immunize your children to prevent them from getting sick. Staying healthy is important to keeping you and our community safe. Children under the age of 5 are less able to fight off germs.
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.
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.
Car crashes are the No. 1 preventable cause of death of children and young adults. Learn the proper use of child restraints and seat belts.