Tragic events in the community may understandably raise questions or concerns among children and youth who need to feel safe in their surroundings. There are several resources available that are designed to offer social and emotional support to those who need assistance with processing, understanding, or coping with tragedies or grief.
- Kids who are active often do better in school! Establishing an active lifestyle can help your family live longer, healthier lives.
- Facts about transporting children safety.
- Carbon Monoxide is an invisible gas. It has no smell, taste, or color. Here are some tips on how to avoid this poison.
- It is estimated that between 1% and 2% of the population has epilepsy. Given that more than 60% of the cases occur before young adulthood, chances are that every teacher has had or will have a child with epilepsy in his or her class. Not all epilepsy syndromes are lifelong - some forms are confined to particular stages of childhood.
- The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has notified the Department of Early Education and Care that, following the American Academy of Pediatrics announcement, the Regional Center for Poison Control and Prevention will no longer recommend syrup of ipecac as a treatment for any potential poisoning. The public will also be advised to no longer keep ipecac in the home.
- Newborn infants have little control over their muscles. As they grow, they develop remarkable motor skills. These skills form the foundation of MOVEMENT!
- Infants who share a bed with another person, adult or child, are at an increased risk for SIDS.
- Practice prevention and supervision to keep kids safe outside.
- Important lead hazard information for families, child care providers and schools.
- Additional resources for information on SIDS.
Safe cribs are essential for child care providers. Cribs in child care facilities and home day cares must meet new and improved federal standards that became effective on December 28, 2012.
- The steps necessary to make swimming and wading pools and hot tubs inaccessible to children depend on the type and location of the equipment and the ages of the children in care. In all cases, programs must comply with local codes and laws regarding fencing and accessibility.
- Shaken Baby Syndrome describes the injuries babies and very young children sustain from being violently shaken. It is a severe form of head injury. Shaking a baby is child abuse. Never, never shake a baby.