In Arizona, drowning is the number one cause of accidental deaths of children under age 4. This underscores the need for caution around pools, or any body of water, including bathtubs and buckets especially when infants and toddlers are present.
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ENCOURAGE YOUR CHILD TO TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR HIS/HER BEHAVIOR. We do not control others. We can only influence others to want to change their behavior.
ESTABLISH AN ATMOSPHERE OF MUTUAL RESPECT BETWEEN YOU AND YOUR CHILD. Children respond more positively when adults are consistent, honest, open and supportive.
DETERMINE THE BEHAVIOR OR EVENTS THAT TAKE PLACE BEFORE AND AFTER UNWANTED OR UNDESIRABLE BEHAVIORS. It is important to identify the things in the environment which set off or positively reinforce the childŸ??s inappropriate behavior.
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These programs provide information, referral, socialization and friendship opportunities for persons with a serious mental illness as well as homeless children. Implemented by trained volunteers, these programs prevent depression, suicide and hospitalization while encouraging independence.
* Information & Referral
* Compeer (mentoring for adults)
* Peer Support Groups
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Washington, DC 20460
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Washington, DC 20207
Simple Steps To Protect Your Family From Lead Hazards
If you think your home has high levels of lead:
* Get your young children tested for lead, even if they seem healthy.
* Wash children's hands, bottles, pacifiers, and toys often.
* Make sure children eat healthy, low-fat foods.
* Get your home checked for lead hazards.
* Regularly clean floors, window sills, and other surfaces.
A free University of Arizona Bookstore program to help introduce young children to reading, by spotlighting various countries and authors who read to children.
Examples of countries and characters represented are:
Argentina / UA Poetry Center
Clifford / Character Visit
Berenstain Bears / Character Visit
Mama and Papa Berenstain Bears / Character Visit
Office of Women's and Children's Health
What is the.... Newborn Screening Program?
The goal of the Newborn Screening Program is to identify and help Arizona babies who have certain rare, inherited diseases or hearing loss. A newborn may appear healthy, but still have a serious disease that cannot be seen. Fortunately, most babies are healthy when they are born. When a baby has certain rare health problems, we can help prevent serious results like mental retardation or death if the problem is found early.
What is the Role of Aspirin?
Epidemiological research has shown an association between the development of Reye's Syndrome and the use of aspirin (a salicylate compound) for treating the symptoms of influenza-like illnesses, chicken pox, colds, etc. The U.S. Surgeon General, the Food and Drug Administration, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend that aspirin and combination products containing aspirin not be given to children under 19 years of age during episodes of fever-causing illnesses.
1-800-222-1222 is the telephone number for every poison center in the United States. Call this number 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to talk to a poison expert. Call right away if you have a poison emergency. Also call if you have a question about a poison or about poison prevention.
What Can Be Done?
Unfortunately, we cannot expect to prevent all SIDS deaths now. To do so requires a much greater understanding of SIDS, which will be achieved only with a commitment from those who value babies and with a considerably expanded research effort. However, there are things that can be done to reduce the risk of SIDS.