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Child Injury Prevention


Child abuse is any act or failure to act by a perpetrator which causes serious physical or mental injury, sexual abuse or exploitation, serious physical neglect, imminent risk of serious physical injury or sexual abuse.

  • Safe Kids Worldwide - A global network of organizations whose mission is to prevent unintentional childhood injury and during their 22 years of work they have seen the childhood injury death rate in the USA drop by 45%.

  • Safe Kids Buckle Up - Educate parents regarding proper installation of car seats and provide scheduled seat checks throughout the community.

  • Farm Safety Day Camps - Educate the rural community about safe practices on the farm.

  • Think First - LG Health trauma neuro unit nurses educate young people about their personal vulnerability and the importance of making safe choices.

  • Cribs for Kids - Educate underserved parents regarding safe sleeping practices of infants.

For more information:

Safe Kids Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare - Call to Report Child Abuse

If you suspect a child is in an abusive situation, please call 800-932-0313
(TDD: 866-872-1677)



 
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