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Designed for parents and coaches, the HEADS UP Concussion and Helmet Safety app provides instant access to concussion safety info—when and where you need it—so you can:
- Spot a possible concussion.
- Respond if you think an athlete has a concussion or other serious brain injury.
- Help an athlete return to school and play safely.
A new 3D helmet fit feature that teaches about proper helmet fit, safety and care.
The CDC Vital Signs, launched in 2010, addresses a single important public health topic each month. This month’s edition presents our latest findings on changing trends and risk factors for heroin use in the United States. This Vital Signs highlights significant increases in heroin use, abuse, and dependence among a wider range of demographic groups that have not been seen before. In addition, these increases parallel the sharp rise in heroin overdose deaths seen in the past decade.
The summer is heating up and NHTSA’s heatstroke prevention and awareness efforts are in full swing. This marks the fourth summer that NHTSA has spread awareness about the dangers of child heatstroke in hot cars, while urging parents and caregivers to think, "Where’s Baby? Look Before You Lock." Since 1998, over 630 children in America have died from heatstroke. Over half, 53 percent to be exact, were forgotten in vehicles; 29 percent gained access by themselves and became trapped; and 17 percent were left intentionally by adults not fully aware of the dangers.
Pledge Week is an entire week dedicated to reminding all adults and children to take the Pool Safely Pledge and be safer in and around the water every day. Pledge Week will be held from July 27—Aug. 2. Pledge Week also marks the campaign’s final push to achieve 20,000 Pledges by Labor Day! There are nearly 16,000 to date, so #TakethePledge and help Pool Safely reach 20k – and beyond.
Traumatic events such as abuse, bullying, and exposure to violence are commonplace among typically developing children and occur at least as often among those with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Children with ASD are vulnerable to traumatization due to their deficits in social communication and emotion regulation. Research on posttraumatic symptoms among children with ASD is reviewed. Bullying has received much attention while there is a paucity of research on other types of trauma. Anxiety, social isolation, and developmental regression are associated with trauma.
Child maltreatment places a significant burden on children, families, and communities. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, an estimated 679,000 children are found to be victims of abuse or neglect each year. Local Health Departments (LHDs) provide essential programs and services that improve the health and safety of communities. LHDs recognize that maltreatment does not happen in a vacuum and are able to coordinate resources and services to help ensure every child grows up safe and healthy.
At the behest of the Office of the Child Advocate and in response to the recommendation of the Child Fatality Review Board, ESE has consulted with the Department of Public Health in preparing important safety information on the use of swimming pools in school buildings. While swimming pools in schools may be operated by schools or by municipal recreation departments, district leaders can benefit from being aware of the DPH regulations and best practices regarding swimming pool safety.
Experiencing a traumatic event during childhood may raise the risk for migraines as an adult, new Canadian research suggests.
"We found the more types of violence the individual had been exposed to during their childhood, the greater the odds of migraine," study author Sarah Brennenstuhl, from the University of Toronto, said in a university news release.