- Kids who are active often do better in school! Establishing an active lifestyle can help your family live longer, healthier lives.
- Infants who share a bed with another person, adult or child, are at an increased risk for SIDS.
- Carbon Monoxide is an invisible gas. It has no smell, taste, or color. Here are some tips on how to avoid this poison.
- Facts about transporting children safety.
- 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 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!
Informational brochure for parents and providers on how to prevent choking. The brochure includes foods to avoid, how to make food safer, items that young children should never play with, plus other steps caregivers can take to keep children safe.
- Important lead hazard information for families, child care providers and schools.
- Additional resources for information on SIDS.
- 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.
- Practice prevention and supervision to keep kids safe outside.
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.