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30,050 cases of child abuse were investigated and proved in the state of

Illinois in 2013 8,483 of these cases were in Cook County alone

 

 
 
 
  
 

Bike

 

 

 

A properly fitted helmet is the most effective way to prevent a head injury. There are so many great reasons to ride your bike: It offers fun, freedom and exercise, and it's good for the environment. We want kids and families to ride their bikes as much as possible. Here are a few tips so that you'll be safe while you do so.

 

The Hard Facts

Properly-fitted helmets can reduce the risk of head injuries by at least 45 percent – yet less than half of children 14 and under usually wear a bike helmet.

 

Top Tips

  1. Wear a properly-fitted helmet. It is the best way to prevent head injuries and death.
  2. Ride on the sidewalk when you can. If not, ride in the same direction as traffic as far on the right-hand side as possible.  
  3. Use hand signals and follow the rules of the road. Be predictable by making sure you ride in a straight line and don’t swerve between cars.    
  4. Wear bright colors and use lights, especially when riding at night and in the morning. Reflectors on your clothes and bike will help you be seen.
  5. Ride with your children. Stick together until you are comfortable that your kids are ready to ride on their own. 

 

 

 

 

 

  
 

 

Lenten Prayer

 

 

Almighty and Everlasting God,
You have given the human race
Jesus Christ our Savior as a model of humility.
He fulfilled Your Will by becoming Man
And giving His life on the Cross.
Help us to bear witness to You
By following His example of suffering
And make us worthy to share in His Resurrection.
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son.

Amen.

Our Father...

MARY, Mother of Jesus,
you were Jesus' gift for us from the Cross.
He gave you to us as our mother.
Intercede for all our needs.

Hail Mary...
Glory Be...

 

 

  
 

                                              

 

 

 

Safety Tips

 

 

 

Find safety tips to keep your child safe, no matter where they are

Kids are going to fall, crash, slip and tumble. It’s all part of being a kid, and we wouldn't want it any other way. But there are little things we can all do to ensure that kids avoid the more serious injuries that can lead to disabilities and even death.

 

And we’re here to make it easy for you. 

 

Think of us as your go-to source for safety information nd safety tips. On this site, you will find tips from top safety experts on everything you need to keep kids of any age safe from preventable injuries. 

 

We’ve organized all our information in a variety of ways, from age of your child to risk area to space and place an injury might occur. To find exactly what you need just use the menus on the left. And don’t forget to share this information with a friend. Because when it comes to keeping kids happy, active and safe, we’re all in this together.

 

 

 

                   

 

 

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SPORTS

 

 Encourage children to drink water before, during and after athletic activities or play.Participation in sports offers tremendous social, emotional and physical benefits for children. We know that one of the worst things for kids is being on the sidelines with an injury. As parents and coaches, there are simple things we can do to help reduce preventable injuries – so our kids can continue playing the games they love.

 The Hard Facts

In 2013, more than 1.24 million children ages 19 and under were seen in emergency departments for injuries related to 14 commonly played sports.

 Top Tips

  1. Before playing organized sports, make sure your child receives a pre-participation physical exam, or PPE, performed by a doctor, or a nurse practitioner or qualified clinician under the supervision of a physician. Whomever performs the exam, the same practices should be followed including the need for a medical history.
  2. Bring a water bottle to practice and games. Encourage children to stay well hydrated by drinking plenty of water before, during and after play. 
  3. Stretching before practice and games can release muscle tension and help prevent sports-related injuries, such as muscle tears or sprains. Make sure there is time set aside before every practice and game for athletes to warm up properly.
  4. Take time off from one sport to prevent overuse injuries. It is an opportunity to get stronger and develop skills learned in another sport.
  5. It's also a good idea for coaches to get certified in first aid and CPR, learn the signs and symptoms of a concussion and help avoid overuse injury by resting players during practices and games.

Learn More

There are plenty of things to learn about youth sports safety. Here's some more information to ensure that your young athletes stay active, healthy and injury free.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  
 

 

 

 

  
 

 

 

 

 

 

  
 

 Keep guns unloaded, locked away, and safely out of reach.   

Guns

We need to take extra precautions when kids are in an environment where guns are present.    

The Hard Facts

It is estimated that about one third of households with childrens ages 18 and under have a gun in the home.  

Top Tips

  1. Store guns in a locked location, unloaded, out of the reach and sight of children.
  2. Store ammunition in a separate locked location, out of the reach and sight of children.
  3. Keep the keys and combinations hidden.
  4. When a gun is not in its lock box, keep it in your line of sight.
  5. Make sure all guns are equipped with effective, child-resistant gun locks.

Learn More

Learn more ways to keep your children safe when guns are

 

 

 

  
 
 
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