Injury shouldn't put childhood on pause
More children are affected by injuries than all other childhood illnesses and diseases combined.

Safety & Injury Prevention Center

We understand that as a parent, you want to protect your child as much as possible. At CHOC, we are dedicated to injury prevention, because we believe injuries shouldn’t put childhood on pause. More children are affected by injuries than all other childhood illnesses and diseases combined.

CHOC’s trauma center treats more than 10,000 children with injuries every year. Most of these injuries are predictable and preventable. CHOC’s community education department offers a variety of classes and programs designed to keep you and your child safe and healthy. By providing education, research and evidence-based programs in collaboration with the community, our injury prevention and community education teams strive to make Orange County the safest county in America.

Latest Safety Handouts

This printable download has a template of CHOC’s mascot Choco Bear plus some tips on how to stay safe on Halloween.

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Aprenda cómo proteger a su hijo mientras está cerca del agua. Este documento imprimible tiene consejos de seguridad para proteger a los niños de todas las edades.

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Learn how to protect your child while riding in the car. This printable handout has safety tips to protect children of every age.

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Learn how to protect your infant from Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID). This printable handout has safe sleep tips to protect infants.

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Learn how to protect your child while outside in the sun. This printable handout has sun safety tips to protect children of every age.

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Learn how to protect your teen in the car, whether they’re the driver or passenger. This printable handout has safety tips to protect teens.

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Learn how to protect your child while around water. This printable handout has safety tips to protect children of every age.

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Safety Tip Sheet Downloads

Download these tips sheets for quick and easy reference. Most of our tip sheets are available in English and Spanish.

Safety Articles

Child on mechanical bull. Mechanical bulls may be dangerous for kids.

A CHOC research study discovers the injury risks and safety of mechanical bull riding for kids and encourages more safety precautions.

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child has mouth on remote I button battery ingestion dangerous for kids

If kids ingest a button battery, they may require surgery. CHOC experts offer preventative measures and how parents should respond.

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child smiles in front of book shelf

A CHOC physical therapist offers backpack safety tips like proper wearing techniques, how to lighten the load for kids.

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THC gummies

Experts from CHOC at Mission Hospital help parents keep their children safe from eating THC gummies that can make them sick.

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Parent and child sitting on a couch talking about gun safety

Gun-related injuries are the number one cause of pediatric deaths. CHOC experts teach parents how to educate and protect their kids.

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Young boy plays with toy magnets

After a surgically removing small magnets from a patient’s belly, a CHOC expert explains how parents can prevent kids from ingesting them.

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