Arizona Awareness Campaigns to Keep Kids Safer
There are so many great resources in Arizona to help families reduce the risk of injuries to the children they love. As parents and caregivers, we want to do everything we can to cut down on the chances one of our children will get seriously injured or die, and so we must educate ourselves and work to prevent accidents.
Here are some of the resources that can help:
• ABC, or “Alone on my Back in a Crib”: The Arizona Department of Health Services and the Safe Sleep Task Force are working together to remind caregivers about how to create a safer sleep environment for infants. They remind parents that infants should always sleep alone in a crib and should be placed on their backs. All stuffed animals, blankets, and loose objects should be removed from the crib to prevent suffocating and choking.
• National Action Plan for Preventing Child Injury: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is working to raise awareness of child injuries. Some of the leading causes of child injuries include car crashes, suffocation, drowning, poisoning, fires, and falls. The CDC calls these injuries the most common, the most preventable, and the most under-recognized in our nation today.
• Child Passenger Safety: The Phoenix Children’s Hospital has a website filled with tips on how to keep children safe in cars and on bikes, among other things. The Kids Ride Safe Program specifies how important it is to correctly install car seats and have them checked by a trained technician. This can greatly reduce the risk of injury or death to a child. The website also includes facts about ATV safety, stating that in 2007 more than 1,223 Arizona children were injured and had to be hospitalized because of ATV accidents.
• The Bureau of Women’s and Children’s Health Strategic Plan: This bureau works to put out plenty of information to help children live safe and healthy lives. They help families choose healthy foods for their children that reduce the chance of unhealthy weight, choking, and more. They also promote health in pregnant women to reduce the likelihood of illness or injury in both mom and baby. They also want to reduce the number of “home-related” injuries, including drowning, falling, poisoning, and gun injuries.
While no amount of money can reduce the emotional pain felt after losing a child or having to nurse your child through a traumatic injury, The Husband and Wife Law Team can help get you a settlement that takes care of the financial burden. We are here to support you and your family and answer the questions you have about your child’s injury or death. Please reach out.
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