If we want more evidence-based practice, we need more practice-based evidence.*


If we want more evidence-based practice, we need more practice-based evidence.*

Websites on Children's Safety

Programs on Bicycle Safety http://www.cdc.gov/ncipc/bike/programs.htm


Bike safety programs include helmet giveaways, bike rodeos and petition drives to change a law. A variety of programs are described here to help you get started with your own program.
Children's Safety Network - News and Resources

Kempe Children's Center
1825 Marion Street, Denver, CO 80218
Phone: (303)- 864-5252
Fax: (303)- 864-5179 (fax)
C. Henry Kempe National Center for the
Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect
1205 Oneida Street, Denver, CO 80220
(303) 321-3963  http://kempecenter.org/

Source of written and audio-visual materials related to child abuse and neglect.

Clearinghouse for Occupational
Safety and and Health
4676 Columbia Parkway
Cincinnati, OH 45226
Phone: (513) 684-8326

Online NIOSH database indexes and retrieves journal articles and materials from research and international sources. Catalog available.

Classroom Management Resources http://7-12educators.about.com/msub49.htm

Order in the classroom is vital to a healthy school climate. Here you'll find "11 Techniques for Better Classroom Discipline," and "An Introduction to the Honor System," an approach to school discipline that emphasizes the need to create in students the desire to behave.

Childhood Work-Related Agricultural Fatalities --- Minnesota, 1994--1997.  http://www.cdc.gov/epo/mmwr/preview/


Agriculture is one of the most hazardous industries in the United States, with the second highest work-related fatality rate during 1992-1996 (21.9 deaths per 100,000 workers) (1). During 1992-1995, 155 deaths were reported among agricultural workers aged less than or equal to 19 years; 64 (41%) of these youths were working in their family's business (2). In Minnesota during 1992-1996, agriculture had the highest fatality rate of any industry (21.3 per 100,000 workers) (1). To characterize agriculture work-related deaths among youths in Minnesota during 1994-1997, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) analyzed data from the state's Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE) program. This report presents five cases of agriculture work-related fatalities among youths in Minnesota.

Children Safety Network

Injury Awareness and Protection




Violence Awareness and Protection






Occupational Safety




Pathways to School Improvement http://www.ncrel.org/sdrs/topics.htm
Abundant "pathways" await visitors to the North Central Regional Educational Laboratory site, bursting with advice on improving school quality. Follow the "Leadership" link to "Creating High-Achieving Learning environments."   The "Learning" link leads to "Working Toward Student Self-Direction." "Parent and Family Involvement" is also a great source for guidance on involving those outside the immediate educational system in school rehabilitation.
Child Safety Resource Guide http://www.reviewlab.com/child-safety-guide/
This site contains informative child safety resources that parents, teachers, babysitters and professional child care personnel can utilize immediately to help prevent any children in your care from becoming victims of needless injury.
Onward to Excellence II http://www.nwrel.org/scpd/ote/
Schools participating in the Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory's "Onward to Excellence" program bring together students, faculty, board members, parents, and other community allies. Participants establish goals and form teams in which each person has a role to play. Team members value quick results as a momentum builder for sustainable, long-term success. In an EL article, Stephanie Youngerman describes her school's experience in "Cross-Grade Level Partnerships: One Way to Create a Positive School Climate."
Yale Child Study Center School Development Program http://www.med.yale.edu/comer/ http://info.med.yale.edu/viewbood/friday/childstudy.html 
The School Development Program was founded with the belief that educators' greater knowledge of children's personal, social, and moral development, along with better communication between educators and families, will lead to higher achievement. This site contains a model of the program and summarizes results at participating schools. In an EL article, Catherine Sullivan-DeCarlo describes how the program works in the New Haven public schools ("School Climate in New Haven, Connecticut").
National Children's Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety

Telephone (888) 924-7233 or (715) 389-4999  http://research.marshfieldclinic.org/children/

Additional information about prevention strategies is also available from county agricultural extension agents; the Wage and Hour Office of the U.S. Department of Labor World-Wide Web site, http://www.dol.gov/dol/teensafety.htm ; the National Safety Council, telephone (800) 621-7615, ext. 2379 or (630) 285-1121, or World-Wide Web site, http://www.nsc.org/farmsafe.htm ; Farm Safety 4 Just Kids, telephone (800) 423-5437 or (515) 758-2827, Wold-Wide Web site, http://www.fs4jk.org ; and NIOSH, telephone (800) 356-4674 or (513) 533-8328.

Playground Safety --- United States, 1998-1999. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 48(16), April 30, 1999. http://www.cdc.gov/epo/mmwr/preview/


Each year approximately 211,000 U.S. children receive emergency department care for injuries sustained on playground equipment (1), making the use of this equipment the leading cause of injuries to children in school and child care environments (2,3). In response to the problem, the National Program for Playground Safety (NPPS) at the University of Northern Iowa (UNI) developed a national action plan (4) that focuses on four areas of playground injury prevention: supervision, age-appropriateness of equipment, suitable fall surfaces, and equipment maintenance. 

Most U.S. Playgrounds Unsafehttp://www.momsrefuge.com/news/9904/index.html#11 .



A majority of America's playgrounds at schools, parks and child care centers are unfit for children and, on average, barely receive a passing grade, according to a year-long study by the National Program for Playground Safety.  : 


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