June 19 ~ Charlotte View: Are Your Children Safe? ~ Child Proof Advice 06/19 by Charlotte View Internet Radio | Blog Talk Radio
During this interview Charlotte View welcome Marjorie Wrenn, Executive Director and Founder of Child Proof Advice. This is a local Nonprofit in North Carolina that has a series of video seminars and safety products intended for parents, professionals at daycare facilities, grandparents, nannies, etc., to know the safety measurements and reduce the risks of young children and infants of having an accident, specially those that can be prevented.
- Injuries in the home are preventable. Here are some Facts:
- 9 million children visit an emergency room each year due to preventable injuries and 120,000 children are permanently disabled and often in need of lifetime follow-up care.
- 70% of those children are under the age of four.
- If a disease were killing our children at the rate reflected in these statistics, we would be outraged and would demand a cure.
- Injuries sustained during child-hood may impact the productivity of both children and their caregivers over time
- The number of children dying from unintentional injuries is staggering. In the United States, more than 9,000 children die each year—about 25 deaths a day—from such injuries.
- Every year, nearly 9 million children ages 0–19 are treated for injuries in emergencydepartments and more than 225,000 require hospitalization at a cost of around $87 billionin medical and societal costs related to childhood injuries.
- Males are at higher risk than females.
- Approximately 45 percent of unintentional injury deaths occurred in and around the home. Unintentional home injury deaths to children are caused primarily by
- fire and burns,
- suffocation, Infants are injured most often by suffocation.
- drowning, Toddlers most frequently drown.
- firearms, a child or teen is killed once every 7.5 hours with a gun, either by accident or by suicide
- falls and exercise equipment accidents (home treadmills)
- choking and poisoning - every day, 15 young children are admitted into hospital(s) due to swallowing a toxic substance
Child Proof Advice offers training on child proofing the home to caregivers including professionals at child care facilities, expecting and new parents, grandparents, foster and adoptive parents, nannies,etc. Watch for the launch of online-training in 2014.
Step by step training on how and when to child proof your home or care facility through easy to understand videos. From pregnancy through preschool, following the stages of development, Child Proof Advice help you keep your precious children safe.
During this call you will learn basic measurements and information that could possibly:
Save a child's life
Educate parents, family and professional caregivers on the importance of child safety
Contribute to the decline in the preventable death and injury of children
Increase community awareness of the seriousness of childhood injury
Website: childproofadvice.org / Facebook
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