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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

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 […]


October 2016 – Safety Alerts

October 31st is Halloween so we stress safety & precaution for our young trick-o-treaters out there. There are other important safety observances on this month. Please see the websites below: •  The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is October 22, 2016. We urge you to store all medications in locked cabinets and properly dispose of […]


September 2016 – First Aid for Poisonings

First Aid for Poisonings By Stefanie Baines, MA, CHES Education Coordinator, The University of Kansas Hospital Poison Control Center The 1-800-222-1222 Poison Help line is the number to call when you have a poison emergency or simply need poison information.  Whether you are a parent of a curious toddler who just drank a cleaning product […]


August 2016 – Pokémon GO OR No? Back to School Pedestrian Safety Tips

Pokémon GO OR No? Back to School Pedestrian Safety Tips While the long summer days and nights have probably been a delight for children to get out and enjoy the outdoors, the new school year is just around the corner. Charlie’s House wants to share a few safety tips for you and your children for […]