Saving Children

Saving Children : A Guide to Injury Prevention

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This superb guide to the prevention of childhood injury is concise, carefully organized, clearly written, authoritative and realistic. It adopts a developmental approach to understanding the causes of injury and planning intervention, whether in infants, toddlers, preschoolers, elementary school children or young adolescents. Detailed information on specific injury is presented under an environmental rubric: the roadway, the home, the school and recreational area. Each chapter summarizes facts about the specific type of injury being considered, discusses developmental issues that affect its occurence, and then offers guidelines to prevention. Not only accidents but intentional injuries are more

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  • Hardback | 262 pages
  • 161.5 x 242.1 x 24.6mm | 552.39g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • black and white photographs and tables
  • 0195061152
  • 9780195061154

Table of contents

SECTION I: INTRODUCTION: Overview of the injury problems; Overview of the book: the role of decision makers: schools and child care centers - health care providers - public agencies - legislators/regulators - law enforcement professionals - voluntary organizations - designers, architects, builders, and engineers - business and industry - mass media; SECTION II: THE ROADWAY ENVIRONMENT: Motor vehicle occupants; Users of other motorized vehicles; Pedestrians; Bicyclists; SECTION III: THE HOME ENVIRONMENT: Fires and burns; Poisoning; Choking/aspiration/suffocation; Falls; Animals; Firearms; Assaults; Suicide and suicide attempts; SECTION IV: THE SCHOOL AND RECREATION ENVIRONMENT: Playground injuries; Sports injuries; Drowning and other water-related injuries; Concluding remarks: A call to action; Appendices; Abbreviations and more