The South Texas Poison Center is committed to reducing the incidence, severity, and cost of poisonings through our 24-hour telephone hotline (1-800-222-1222), our education programs, and our free poisoning prevention and patient treatment information available to public callers and to healthcare providers. Information available on the website includes common poisons in the home, common poisonous plants, and common poisons for pets!
Check out the website below for more information.
Bicycle riding is fun, healthy, and a great way to be independent. But it is important to remember that a bicycle is not a toy; it’s a vehicle!
Be cool – follow some basic safety tips when you ride.
See link below for Bike Safety tips from the Department of Transportation.
Car seats and boosters provide protection for infants and children in a crash, yet car crashes are a leading cause of death for children ages 1 to 13. That’s why it’s so important to choose and use the right car seat correctly every time your child is in the car. Follow these important steps to choose the right seat, install it correctly and keep your child safe. Check out the website below for information on choosing the right car seat, rear-facing infant seat, convertible seats, all of it explained. Videos and explanations on installation of car seats and search for local places to take your car to ensure your car seat is properly installed. You can also register your car seat to ensure if any recalls are issued for your car seat you will be notified.
Click here for all this info and more! https://www.nhtsa.gov/equipment/car-seats-and-booster-seats#inspection-inspection
The attached website has a wide variety of “Toolkits” for families on child safety with topics such as: fire escape plans, car seat safety, safe sleep, burn prevention, toy safety, pool safety, teen driving and youth sports injury prevention. These toolkits are equipped with resources for parents to use to help keep kids safe in the home, in the car, and where ever they go! Check out the toolkits at the link below:
Check out the following website for helpful information with tips ranging from Seat Belt use during Pregnancy, car seat installation, heat stroke preventing, car safety and buying tips, and everything in-between.
Site for everything related to car safety www.chop.edu/centers-programs/car-seat-safety-kids
This site supports families with free teen driver safety information and downloadable resources. The Teen Driver Safety Research team at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is proud to partner with teens, parents and organizations that work to prepare teens for a lifetime of safe driving. Please explore this site, use its research-based tools, and share its resources with others.
United Way has become synonymous with caring and helping children, families and individuals. We have a long tradition of helping people with basic needs – food, clothing, shelter and safety – and changing lives through strong, well-managed programs. United Way is also engaging the community to get to the heart of problems