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Home safety resources

Here’s a list of suggested reading and research that can help you keep your children safer in and around the home.

Safety Tip of the Month

Back to School Bike Safety

As summer ends, students will head back to school soon.  Many children have enjoyed the lazy days of summer and now look to prepare for the routine school schedule.  Part of the schedule may be riding a bike to and from school.  Here are some important reminders for keeping children safe while riding bikes: Ø  […]


July 2017 Playground Safety

Playground Safety Over 200,000 children are seen in the ER due to playground-related injuries annually. And according to Safe Kids, falls account for more than 75% of all playground-related injuries. Here are a few quick tips to help keep your children safe on the playground.   Adult Supervision Supervise your child/children. According to Safe Kids, […]


Fourth of July special 2017

Safety doesn’t take a holiday! Tips for a safe Fourth of July Holiday Firework safety Fireworks case an average of almost 20,000 reported fires per year. Sparklers cause 16 percent of the fireworks injuries Sparklers are hot and can cause third-degree burns. Fireworks cause many injuries each holiday and thousands of burns each year. Be […]


May 2017 – Safety Article – Summer Water Safety

National Water Safety Month May 2017 As we head into the month of May, most people’s thoughts turn to warm weather, summer and water. Water safety can sometimes be an afterthought, but every day, about ten people die from unintentional drowning. Of these, two are children ages 14 and younger.   The Red Cross advises that […]


April 2017 – Safety Article

‘Oh my God, it’s terrible’: Frantic 911 calls tell of devastating Overland Park fire Garden City toddler hospitalized after being left in car 3-year-old twins drown in Platte County pond   These are all disturbing, local news headlines recently shared in the Kansas City metropolitan area.  In each situation, there are reminders that accidents and […]


March 2017 – Safety Article – Poisonings

Poisonings & Medicine Mishaps Can Happen To Anyone, Anywhere & at Any Time By Stefanie Baines, MA, CHES Education Coordinator, Poison Control Center at The University of Kansas Health System Poisonings & medicine mishaps can happen to anyone, anywhere, and at any time. Did you know that last year nearly 60 percent of the human […]


February 2017 – Safety Article – Burn Awareness

Burn Awareness Week February 5-11, 2017 Over 126,000 children ages 19 and under were seen in emergency rooms for burn injuries in 2013. Cooking equipment is the leading cause of home fires and home fire injuries. Help keep your children safe and prevent burns by following these DOs and DON’Ts. DO • Do adjust your […]


January 2017 – Safety Article

Car Seats and Winter Coats Don’t Mix! As winter rages on, and we continue to bundle up our children while we’re out and about around town, there are some important things to remember about car seat safety, specifically in the winter time. A winter coat should never be worn under the harness straps of a […]


December 2016 – Safety Article

As you are out shopping, spending time with family, or whatever you do for the holiday season, here are some safety tips from the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention* TOY SAFETY • Don’t buy toys that shoot or include parts that fly off, or toys with […]


November 2016 – Safety Article

We are happy to welcome the fall season and hope that you are looking forward to spending the holidays with your family.  As temperatures turn colder, many people might look to use their fireplaces and of course gas furnaces, for heat and warmth. During this time, Charlie’s House reminds the community to keep a few […]