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Safe sleep practices today include eliminating hazards, such as keeping blankets, pillows, bumper pads, and soft toys out of the sleeping area.
Stay Cool, Stay Hydrated and Stay Informed. Tips for Preventing Heat-Related Illness
Infants and young children rely on others to keep them cool and hydrated when it's hot outside. Visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website for more information.
Water can be fun for children to play with but it can also be deadly. Consider these water safety tips for pools, natural bodies of water, and household hazards by visiting the Mayo Clinic website.
Research shows that breastfeeding provides many health benefits for you and your baby.
WIC- Woman Infant & Children
The Arizona Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) provides nutrition education and breastfeeding support services, supplemental nutritious foods, and referrals to health and social services.
Friendships are important, but your guidance and monitoring of activities are needed for your child to be safe and successful. Visit the Healthy Children website to learn more.
Visit the Food and Nutrition Services - Child Nutrition Programs website for more information.
Water can be fun for children to play with but it can also be deadly. Consider these water safety tips for pools, natural bodies of water, and household hazards by visiting the Healthy Children website.
Kids need 60 minutes of activity every day. There are so many ways to squeeze in activity at different times of the day. Visit the Move Your Way website to learn more.
Visit the Internet Safety 101 website for internet safety rules and tools to protect your kids at every age.
Visit the Committee for Children website for bullying Prevention Resources.
Visit the Kids First website to learn how to talk to young children about body safety.
The best any adult can do to safeguard teenagers is to make safety a way of life and to instill in their sons and daughters respect for firearms, motor vehicles, and other potential hazards. Visit the Healthy Children website for more information.
Puberty is made up of a clear sequence of stages, affecting the skeletal, muscular, reproductive, and nearly all other bodily systems. Visit the Healthy Children website to learn more.
Healthy Relationships & Friendships
Am I in a healthy relationship? Take a step back from the dizzying sensation of being swept off your feet and think about whether your relationship has these qualities. Visit the Kids Health website to learn more.
Parents, guardians, family members, friends, teachers, school administrators, coaches and extracurricular activity leaders, mentors, service providers, and many others can play a role in preventing suicide and supporting youth. Visit the Youth - Suicide Prevention website for more information.
Teen Dating - Violence Prevention
https://www.acesdv.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/ACESDV-program-list_January2021.pdf View the https://www.acesdv.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/ACESDV-program-list_January2021.pdf Arizona Sexual and Domestic Violence Program Resource List (PDF).
Older kids get a kick out of doing cannonballs and generally having fun in the water. Help keep kids safe by visiting the Safe Kids Worldwide website for water safety tips.
Drug Prevention-RX 360
Rx360 is a research-based curriculum to raise awareness of the Rx problem, the risks of misuse, resistance strategies, and methods for proper storage and disposal.
Teen drug abuse can have a major impact on your child's life. Find out how to help your teen make healthy choices and avoid using drugs by visiting the Mayo Clinic - Tween and Teen Health website.
Regular physical activity can help your teen feel more energetic, improve focus and attention, and promote a better outlook. Visit the Kids Health website to learn more.
Traffickers are using the Internet as a way to target unsuspecting and vulnerable youth for their own personal financial gain as targets are seen as none other than a dollar sign. Visit the Internet Safety 101 website for more information.
Managing Finances & Money
Interested in creating a youth money management program, but don't know where to start? You've reached a good launching point. Visit the National Financial Educators Council website for more information.
Stress is a normal part of life at every age. Here are healthy ways for children and teens to cope. Visit the American Psychological Association website for more information.
Many homeless youths become homeless suddenly. Homeless youth are different from homeless adults because they often have not learned the essential life skills needed to live on their own, like how to drive or ride a bus, get a job, or pay bills. Visit the Safe Place website for more information.
Keep Medications Locked & Secured
Practicing safe medicine storage, while at home and when on-the-go, can help keep children safe. Visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website for more information.
Pinal County Child Fatality Review
Visit the Arizona Department of Health Services - Injury Prevention website to learn more about the Arizona Child Fatality Review Program.
Child Fatality Review Team
When a child younger than 18 years of age dies in Arizona, a copy of the death certificate is sent to the appropriate Local Child Fatality Review Team. The local team coordinator or chairperson then requests relevant documents which may include the child's autopsy report, hospital records, Child Protective Services records, law enforcement reports, and any other information that may provide insight into the death. If the child was younger than one year of age at the time of death, the birth certificate is also reviewed. Legislation requires that hospitals and state agencies release this information to the Child Fatality Review local teams. Team members are required to maintain confidentiality and are prohibited from contacting the child's family.
Many communities across Arizona have used report findings and recommendations to educate the public on ways to improve the safety and health of children and have supported changes in policy and legislation to reduce childhood deaths. The Child Fatality Review State Team's annually published report outlines actions that each of us can take to prevent the untimely deaths of Arizona's children.