Safety for Parents

Childhood injuries—minor and severe—are a common concern for Head Start staff, parents, and community members. Every day, children face many possible hazards such as burns from the stove, falls on the playground, car crashes, natural disasters, and violence. Understanding that children learn and have fun by exploring their environment and meeting challenges, we can expect some injuries to happen. But we can also prevent many injuries. Head Start programs and families can take steps to improve children's safety and significantly reduce the risk and severity of childhood injuries. Adults can help to shape a world for children that is challenging, fun, and safe. Please use the following web sites for resources in accomplishing that goal.

http://www.healthyarkansas.com/disease/disease.html
http://www.healthyarkansas.com/environment/environment.html
http://www.cpsc.gov/ (recall information)
http://www.foodallergyinitiative.com/
http://www.safekids.org/
http://nrc.uchsc.edu/