Childhood Injury Prevention Resources

Key Messages: Preventing Unintentional Injuries to Children

Agricultural Injury
Farm Safety 4 Just Kids:

Policy Statement on Prevention of Agricultural Injuries Among Children and Adolescents; Pediatrics Vol. 108, No. 4 October 2001, pp 1016-1019.;108/4/1016

The Marshfield Clinic in Wisconsin is the National Children's Center for Rural and Agricultural Safety. The website below has links to a great deal of information to educate and prevent agricultural accidents, developmental abilities and age at which children can carry out various farm tasks and developing safe play areas for young children.

Baby Safety
Safe Kids Baby Safety Basics Guide (English); (Spanish)

Child Passenger Safety
Car Seats Made Simple:

Minnesota Department of Public Safety/Office of Traffic Safety

Fire Safety
Follow The Footsteps To Fire Safety — Curriculum and video for young children on fire safety with an emphasis on fire play prevention. Video in Spanish, Hmong and English. Curriculum in English. Contact the Saint Paul Fire Department, 651-228-6203, or see

National Fire Protection Association's educational web site: Information

Sparky the Fire Dog:

Home Safety
The Minnesota Department of Health created the Home Safety Checklist (available in English and Spanish) to help parents of young children reduce hazards in their homes that may cause childhood injuries.

Multicultural Resources
ECHO Emergency and Community Health Outreach:

Online training
Injury and violence prevention course: TEACH-VIP
An online course has been developed to help employers, public health professionals and educators develop violence and injury prevention programs. TEACH-VIP E-learning offers 20 lessons that can be customized to meet individual needs, such as preventing injuries, violence and suicide, and provides guidance on developing programs to address these concerns. Each lesson contains interactive quizzes, activities and resources. Policies and Plans
Policy Statement on Prevention of Agricultural Injuries Among Children and Adolescents; Pediatrics Vol. 108, No. 4 October 2001, pp 1016-1019.;108/4/1016

Toward An Injury-Free, Violence-Free Minnesota: A Plan for 2010 Microsoft Word Version (DOC, 1.0MB), Appendix B Charts (XLS, 250KB)
This plan, developed by a broad array of partners in injury and violence prevention, outlines data and prevention strategies for bicycle injuries, child maltreatment, drowning, falls, firearm injuries, home fires, intimate partner violence, motor vehicle crashes, sexual violence, sports and recreation injuries, suicide, traumatic brain injuries, unintentional poisoning, and youth violence. The plan includes priorities for action.

Research Articles/Reports
Gaps in Childhood Injury Research and Prevention: What Can Developmental Scientists Contribute? Journal Compilation 2008, Society for Research in Child Development Vol. 2, No. 2, Pages 78-84.

Websites for Children
BAM!: An interactive learning tool, developed by the CDC, for children aged 9–13. BAM! features interactive action figures, games and puzzles so that children learn about a variety of health and safety subjects while also being entertained.

Safe-a-rooni web site for children:

Sparky the Fire Dog:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

Minnesota Child Care Resources and Referral Network, Health and Safety Support Network: This site contains resources for professionals and parents and has good information for those who are working within the child care consultant role.

Minnesota Department of Health's Injury and Violence Prevention Unit:

Minnesota Parents Know This site contains convenient and trusted child development, health, safety and parenting information.

Minnesota Safety Council/Safe Kids Minnesota - Childhood injury fact sheet library

Parent Portal/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

Risk Watch:; Risk Watch bibliography (by topic)

Safe Kids USA:

Safe Kids Minnesota Homepage

Childhood Injury Prevention Summit, September 17, 2009, speaker presentations