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Preventing Childhood Injury

The Key to Success is YOU!

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.

There is no golden rule to prevent injuries, but you can decrease the risks by monitoring your child closely and being aware of the dangers in his/her environment, regardless of his/her age. There is no substitute for careful supervision if we want our children to grow up safe and sound. As a parent, you are ultimately responsible for the health and well being of your child.

  • Provide a safe environment for your child at home and at play
  • Identify the hazards in your child's environment and address them
  • Role model safe behavior
  • Provide appropriate supervision/child care
  • Set limitations and rules
  • Assign age appropriate tasks

© 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.