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Childhood Injury Prevention Program

Falls are Preventable

Click here for Window Safety Facts Sheet. Oprima aqui para la hoja de datos sobre protecciones y topes para ventanas.  

Click here for Falls Prevention Flyer. Oprima aqui para volante de Prevencion de Caidas.

According to SafeKids.org:

  • Children are twice as likely to sustain a fall-related injury at home than at a childcare facility
  • Window falls occur more frequently in urban areas
  • Window falls account for about eight deaths and 3,300 injuries among children 5 and younger each year

To protect children, use the following tips:

  • When young children are around, keep windows closed and locked.
  • When opening a window for ventilation, use those located out of a child’s reach.
  • Safeguard windows with window guards or window stops. Window guards prevent children from falling out of open windows. Window stops prevent windows from opening more than a few inches.
  • Avoid placing furniture near windows to prevent young children from climbing and gaining access to an open window.
  • Don’t allow children to jump on beds or other furniture to help reduce potential falls.
  • Don’t rely on insect screens to prevent a window fall. Insect screens are designed to keep bugs out, not to keep children in the home.
  • Supervise children to keep child’s play away from windows, balconies or patio doors.
  • Be sure that your children are supervised when they’re playing, wherever they are.

Additional Resources:

Help us make Ventura County safe, injury and violence-free: at work, at home, at play, in your community. Visit our Illness and Injury Safety page for more information. Check back for events.

Services

We provide information and education to the general population on preventing accidental injuries in children primarily under 14 years of age. Health Education can be provided on topics such as home safety, drowning prevention, poison prevention, child passenger safety and others. As a part of the Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health division, we also work with cases of Shaken Baby Syndrome and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and participate in Fetal Infant Mortality Review.

We are the lead agency for the SafeKids Ventura County Coalition. Safe Kids Ventura County is a diverse group of community partners with a common goal of working together to improve childhood safety in our County. We serve as a local resource for childhood injury prevention programs, initiatives, and materials.

Links

Contact

Monique Ciccone-Llanos, MPH, Health Educator & Coalition Coordinator
805-981-5225
2220 E. Gonzales Road, Suite 202
Oxnard, CA 93036
805-981-5387 Fax

Administration

Linda Bays, MPH, Program Coordinator

805-981-5253

2220 E. Gonzales Rd., Suite 270 Oxnard CA 93036

Oxnard, CA, 93036

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