Tips for Parents, Caregivers, Teachers, and Day Care Providers for Avoiding Traumatic Injuries

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According to The Children’s Hospital Trauma Center, there are some main causes for traumatic related accidents or personal injuries to children. These include the following: automobile accidents, non-accidental traumatic accidents, bicucle accidents, and pedestrian accidents. Many accidents (while unexpected) can be prevented with better supervision by adults and more attentiveness by drivers and others.

The Children’s Hospital, in addition to collecting statistics for the incidents of injuries, provided helpful tips for avoiding such accidents and incidents. The tips included the following: wear a helmet when skateboarding and bicycling, have a first aid kit available, talk to your kids about safety, talk to your children about the dangers of drugs and alcohol, and other helpful tips. See Preventing Unintended Injury Before It Happens.