Home and Safety
In the US, more than 12,000 children, ages 0 to 19 years, die from unintentional injuries, and more than 9.2 million are treated in ERs for nonfatal injuries. The most common unintentional injuries are related to drowning, falls, fires or burns, poisoning, suffocation, and transportation. The good news is that these injuries can be prevented.
The UF/IFAS Extension Family and Consumer Sciences program understands that as a parent or caregiver, you do everything you can to protect your child(ren). Our injury prevention program is here to help you understand the dangers children and youth face and to give you the tools to help prevent injuries.