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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.

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Youth Sports Safety

Participation in organized sports in the United States has grown greatly in the past years. More than 38 million children and adolescents are involved in sports, and even more participate in informal recreational activities. With this increase in...
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COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension

Updated 03/16/20 As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps. Please...
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Adulting: Are YOU Ready? Brevard 4-H Teaches Teens Essential Life Skills for Adulthood

The adulting camp being hosted at the UF/IFAS Extension Brevard County office is nothing short of memorable and constructive for the students who attend. Each year, the 4-H and Family Consumer Sciences Agents at the Brevard County Extension...
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