Children Injuries

Dog Bite Prevention For Kids

Dogs are wonderful, lovable creatures that make ideal companions. However, they’re a lot of responsibility, especially if you have children. Being a parent of both kids and a pet means introducing a new, inclusive dynamic. Unfortunately, children are the most common victims of dog bites, and typically, this is due to dogs reacting to something…. read more

How To Reduce Major Injury Risk By 50% In A Motor Vehicle Crash

What is the single most effective action Oregon residents can take to protect themselves and family members in a motor vehicle crash? While it might seem like an obvious answer or a topic that has been overplayed throughout the years with national “Click It, Or Ticket” campaigns, seatbelts still cut the risk of a serious injury… read more

7 Pedestrian Safety Tips I Will Teach My Children

Young kids have limited judgment, cannot gauge the speed of oncoming traffic, and can be impulsive and lose concentration easily. Being able to walk safely in urban settings is an important skill that needs to be developed over time. I view the process similar to how teenagers learn to drive a car. First, they must… read more

Identifying Child PTSD Symptoms Following an Accident

Today, I’d like to review child PTSD symptoms, and ways you can help your child cope and heal emotionally after a car accident. A relative of mine recently fell victim of a hit-and-run car crash with her two children in the car, ages 4 and 7. Thankfully there were no long-term, serious injuries. The aftermath was a… read more

What Is The Best Thing To Do If Your Child is Bullied?

Bullying is abusive behavior. If your child is a victim of bullying, then it is time to get involved and take a direct approach to shutting it down. Children on both sides of bullying incidents need help, and adults must first recognize that bullying should never be ignored or considered a “normal part of growing… read more