General Resources for Childhood Injury and Safety Information

Additional Resources for Injury Prevention

Drowning Drowning is the leading cause of death, disability, and injury for children under 5 years of age in California. Learn how you can protect your child.

Bicycle Helmets Wearing a properly fitted helmet can reduce the risk of head injury by as much as 85 percent—and in California, it’s the law!

Home Safety Pedestrian Safety Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Wheels Safety Tips Choking Falls Fire Car Safety Poisoning
More than 90% of poisonings happen in the home, and children under 5 years of age are at greatest risk.
Poison Hotline: In case of exposure to poisonous or toxic substances, get immediate treatment advice and referral by calling: 1-800-222-1222

Special Needs, Injury Prevention and Support


Watch UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland's medical experts give professional advice to help you and your family stay healthy and avoid injury:

Active Supervision:
Learn why it's important to keep eyes on children at all times

Water Safety: In California, drowning is the leading cause of death, disability, and injury among children between the ages 1 and 4. And it's the second leading cause of preventable death of children up to 14 years old nationwide. Watch our video on pool safety.

Preventing Backovers: Did you know that as many as 50 children are backed over by cars in the U.S. every week? These are referred to as backovers. Click on the video to the right to learn how to prevent these and how to keep your kid safe.

Safety Booklet

Our booklet Keeping Safe from Injury has information inside that may make a difference in your child’s life. It is estimated that 90% of unintentional injuries could be avoided. The prevention tips in this booklet can help keep your child safe and healthy.

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