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Car Safety

Motor vehicle crashes remain the leading cause of accidental death and injuries in children. Even if you're a careful driver, you cannot control other driver's behavior or eliminate the possibility of a crash. The single most important thing you can do to protect your child from injury or death in a motor vehicle crash is to buckle them up properly every time.

Safe Gun Storage

Having a gun in your home that is not stored properly can be a significant risk factor for injury and death in children. Firearm related injuries include deaths from unintentional injuries, homicide and suicide. more...

Pedestrian Safety

Walking is a great way to get exercise and simply to get around. Unfortunately, walking is not always safe. Each year nearly 1000 children ages 14 and under die as a pedestrians. Thousands more are seriously injured. Protect your child by following these safety tips. more...

Poison Safety

Because children are naturally curious and tend to put everything in their mouths, they are at much greater risk for poison exposure than adults. Children are more susceptible to the serious consequences of poisoning because they are smaller, they have faster metabolic rates, and their bodies are less capable of handling toxic chemicals. Children 5 and under account for the majority of all poison exposures - children 2 and under are the most vulnerable. more...

Preventing Childhood Injury

Injury is the leading cause of death for America's children. More than 6,600 children die and more than 14 million are injured seriously enough to require medical attention each year. The good news is that most injuries can be prevented if more care is taken. The first step to successful injury prevention is adequate adult supervision. more...

Suicide Warning Signs

Noticeable changes in eating or sleeping habits. Unexplained, or unusual severe or violent behavior. Withdrawal from family or friends. more...

Water Safety

Drowning claims the lives of over 4,000 people every year. Although all age groups are represented, children 0-4 have the highest death rate due to drowning. Most drowning and near-drowning happen when a child falls into a pool or is left alone in the bathtub. more...

© Cuyahoga County Office of Early Childhood - Invest in Children Child Fatality Review Committee

The Child Death Review Program is funded by: Cuyahoga County, and The Child and Family Health Services Block Grant provided through the Ohio Department of Health. The Child Death Review Program is administered by: The Cuyahoga County Board of Health.