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Children are injured in many ways, from falls to motor vehicle collisions. Many of these injuries can be prevented. Learn how to reduce the risk of injuries by following the tips below.

Fall Prevention

As parents, we know that simple falls resulting in scrapes and bruises are part of growing up as our children learn, develop and explore. It's important to remember that serious falls  happen and can cause severe injuries. Learn how to protect your kids from serious falls or objects that may fall on them.

Home Safety

Fall Prevention

Car Seat and Booster Seat Safety

Pedestrian and Traffic Safety

Bicycle and Helmet Safety

Gun and Ammunition Safety

Furniture and TV Tip Overs

Sleep Safety at Home

Drowning Prevention

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Injury Prevention

Injury prevention is an important part of our mission as a trauma center. Through research, education and outreach to the public, we aim to teach families and caregivers how to recognize injury risks and create a safe environment. Founded in 1987 at Children's National Hospital, Safe Kids Worldwide is a global network of health care providers and organizations dedicated to preventing  unintentional injuries, which are the leading cause of death in children in the United States. Many injuries are accidental and preventable, often the result of bicycle crashes, pedestrian accidents, burns, falls and drowning.