Awareness

Child Health & Safety News 12/24: Teething Jewelry Safety Risks

Child Health & Safety News 12/24: Teething Jewelry Safety Risks

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In this week’s Child Health News: How much difference can a later school start make for teens? As Seattle’s school district found out, it can help a lot! n.pr/2STRXo6 Welcome to Pediatric Safety’s weekly “Child Health & Safety News Roundup”- a recap of the past week’s child health and safety news headlines from around the world. Each day we use social media to communicate... 

Community

Special Siblings: How a Child Sees Special Needs

Special Siblings: How a Child Sees Special Needs

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The other day my three children and I got into a discussion about special needs kids. They all go to a charter school with a mission statement of inclusion, and many special needs students are enrolled there. There are “paras” in each class – paraprofessionals who assist these special students. Each class has space for three special needs children. My 6-year-old son commented that his kindergarten... 

Innovations

Stop, Look & Paws: Teaching Kids How to Be Safe Around Dogs

Stop, Look & Paws: Teaching Kids How to Be Safe Around Dogs

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We’ve all seen or heard about horrific instances of dog bites to children.  I think most of us believe it will never happen to us.  Until I became a dog trainer and was doing research on children and dogs, I didn’t realize the alarming statistics of dog bites to children. According to the Humane Society of the United States:Annually there are 4.7 million dogs bites in the U.S., with over half... 

Involvement

Finally – Safe Transport for Kids in Ambulances…Thanks NHTSA!

Finally – Safe Transport for Kids in Ambulances…Thanks NHTSA!

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Last updated on April 26th, 2018 at 03:48 pmIn 2008 the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) convened a working group of representatives from the American Academy of Pediatrics, Emergency Medical Services for Children, the American Ambulance Association, and other key organizations and started a project called “Solutions to Safely Transport Children in Emergency Vehicles”. Finally...