Protect the Ones You Love! Childhood injuries are preventable.
Injuries are the leading cause of death in children ages 19 and younger. But most child injuries can be prevented. Parents and caregivers can play a life-saving role in protecting children from injuries.
According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), unintentional injuries—such as those caused by burns, drowning, falls, poisoning and road traffic—are the leading cause of morbidity and mortality among children in the United States. Each year, among those 0 to 19 years of age, more than 12,000 people die from unintentional injuries and more than 9.2 million are treated in emergency departments for nonfatal injuries. Injuries due to transportation were the leading cause of death for children. Injuries due to falls were the leading cause of nonfatal injury. Click HERE to go to CDC website about preventing childhood injuries.
Keeping your child healthy and safe is always a top priority! This information will help you recognize, respond to, and minimize the risk of concussion or other serious brain injury. Parents often call with many questions about "What is a concussion?" and "How can I tell if my child has a concussion?" The CDC has great resources for parents and schools.
CDC website Heads Up To Parents to learn all you want to know about concussions!
CDC Fact Sheet for Parents- This sheet has information to help protect your children from concussion or other serious brain injury.