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Resources for Parents
healthychildren.org
In English: http://www.healthychildren.org
In Spanish: http://www.healthychildren.org/Espanol
This is a comprehensive website for families from the American Academy of Pediatrics. Topics discussed on this website include children’s development, healthy living, safety and prevention, tips and tools and much more.


Family Education 
http://www.familyeducation.com/home/
The Family Education Network is a learning and information resource personalized to help parents, teachers and students of all ages. Click on “Health and Safety” tab at top for child injury information.

Safe Kids USA 
http://www.safekids.org/parents/
Safe Kids offers tools to assist parents on safety at home, at play and on the way.

Children’s Safety Network
http://www.childrenssafetynetwork.org/links
Children’s Safety Network is a national resource center for prevention of Childhood Injuries and Violence.

National Safety Council
http://www.nsc.org/pages/home.aspx
Here is information on safety at work, safety at home and safety on the road.

Vehicle Occupant Safety Program 
http://www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/pages/cpsincalifornia-vosp.aspx
The California Department of Public Health’s Vehicle Occupant Safety Program (VOSP) provides users with AB 1452 resources. Parent Brochures and current California Car Seat law fact sheets in English and Spanish are downloadable here.

Center for Disease Control and Prevention 
http://www.cdc.gov/InjuryViolenceSafety/
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention provides users with credible, reliable health information. Find great resources on preventing injuries, including injuries such as chocking, drowning, and poisoning.

World Health Organization 
http://www.who.int/violence_injury_prevention/child/injury/world_report/fact_sheets/en/index.html
Click on the link to access fact sheets on the five most common causes of unintentional injury – road traffic injuries, drowning, fire-related burns, falls and poisoning.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 
http://www.nhtsa.gov/Safety/CPS
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is dedicated to achieving the highest standards of excellence in motor vehicle and highway safety. Find information about the new child seat guidelines and California child safety seat laws.

Resources for Health and Social Service Providers
Center for Injury Research and Prevention
http://injury.research.chop.edu/
This website offers a wealth of information and research on injury prevention from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Institute.

Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics
The official site for the Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics containing articles relating to injury prevention in the primary care setting.
http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/92/4/544.short

Center for Disease Control and Prevention 
http://www.cdc.gov/InjuryViolenceSafety/
Center for Disease Control and Prevention provides users with credible and reliable health information.
Find great resources on preventing injuries such as chocking, drowning, and poisoning. 

http://www.cdc.gov/injury/wisqars/index.html
Center for Disease Control and Prevention offers an interactive database system that provides customized reports of injury related data.

EpiCenter – California Injury Data Online 
http://epicenter.cdph.ca.gov/
California Department of Public Health EpiCenter provides injury data, including deaths, hospitalizations and emergency department visits due to assault, bicycle, firearms, pedestrian and other injuries.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 
http://www.nhtsa.gov/Safety/CPS
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is dedicated to achieving the highest standards of excellence in motor vehicle and highway safety. Find information about the new child seat guidelines and child safety seat laws in CA. 

http://www.nhtsa.gov/Research
The Vehicle Safety Program (NVS) support the NHTSA’s motor vehicle and traffic safety goals, through extensive research, development, testing, crash investigation, and data collection and analysis activities. Find technical reports and notices on Child Restraint Systems. 

http://www.nhtsa.gov/NCSA
National Center for Statistics and Analysis (NCSA), is responsible for providing a wide range of analytical and statistical support to NHTSA and the highway safety community at large. Find studies, reports, and presentations on traffic safety.

World Health Organization 
http://www.who.int/features/factfiles/injuries_children/en/index.html
The first world report on child injury prevention discusses the five most common unintentional injuries to children and teenagers that cause death, as well as ways to reduce rates of injuries and save lives.


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