Child Safety

Recommended Resources for Child Safety & Injury Prevention

Each year, unintentional and intentional injuries take a devastating toll on children and families. Nationwide, unintentional injury continues to be the leading cause of death among children ages 1-14.

Fortunately, home visitors and other Birth to Three providers can play a vital role in preventing child injury. Home visitors already offer screening, education, coaching, and empowerment to parents around child development, parent-child attachment, and access to health care and other services.

As they build relationships with parents, they can use this timely opportunity to deliver key messages around child safety, and they can connect parents with information and resources to reduce risk of child injury.

To access the “Home Visiting, Birth to Three, and Child Safety Resource Guide” developed by the Home Visiting Task Force (2019), click here

Unintentional Injury

Prevention

Child Development

Home Products

Safe Sleep and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (more resources above)

SIDS of Illinois, Inc

Technology

Newborns

 Equity

General Injury

Protect Parent’s Mental Health

Prevention

Child Development

Home Products

Safe Sleep and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (more resources above)

SIDS of Illinois, Inc

Technology

Newborns

 Equity

General Injury

Protect Parent’s Mental Health

 

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under Grant Number X10MC33578 and Grant Number X10MC39684 in the total award amounts of $8,744,850 and $8,345,310, respectively, for the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program, and 0% financed with nongovernmental sources. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the United States Government.