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Prevent Injuries
The Ounce of Prevention Fund of Florida

Injury Prevention

Unintentional injury is the number one killer of America’s children, with 40 percent of childhood deaths resulting from unintentional injuries in and around the home. Unintentional injuries to children are also responsible for 6.9 million trips to the emergency room each year.

Adult supervision is the best way to prevent childhood injuries.

As children grow and enter new stages of development, their environment can present new dangers. Childproofing is an ongoing task that serves to increase the amount of time it takes for children to get into dangerous situations. Childproofing cannot replace adult supervision.

You may view public service announcements regarding injury prevention here.

As of July 1, 2012 the Statewide Parent Helpline program is no longer in service. For local information and referrals please call 2-1-1 or 1-800-96-ABUSE (1-800-962-2873).
 

Check out information on falls, drownings, poisonings and burns by expanding the Injury Prevention menu selection above to see the links.