At Arkansas Children's, we want to keep all our little ones safe and sound. That's why we offer injury prevention programs that are focused on providing top-notch service, education, innovative research, and advocacy. Our hope is to reduce injury, death, and disability in Arkansas, so our kids can grow up healthy and happy. Our injury prevention experts work with partners throughout the state to educate families on effective prevention strategies. It only takes a moment to lose a life due to an injury, but it also only takes a moment to practice safety and prevention.
Learn about age-based programs to educate parents on the importance of motor vehicle safety.
Discover some useful tips on recreational safety to help your family stay out of harm's way while playing.
We provide information and guidance to community groups, schools, and public and private organizations for successfully implementing suicide and violence prevention strategies.
Car seat technicians are available around the state of Arkansas to help make sure your child is safe.Find a CPS technician or check-up event in your area
Our injury prevention experts partner with local communities to provide Safety Baby Showers for expectant mothers. Mothers who attend the showers receive education on home safety, safe sleep, motor vehicle safety and prevention of Shaken Baby Syndrome.Register for a safety baby shower
Injuries are a significant problem for Arkansas, especially where children are concerned. Unintentional injuries are the leading cause of death for children in the state, and our infant and child mortality rates are extremely high compared to the rest of the country. Arkansas ranks in the top five states for deaths of children 1-14 years of age and in the top 10 for teenagers 14-18 years of age. While the number of injuries and deaths vary across the state, every county in Arkansas is impacted by these events. The good news is that many of these injuries and deaths are preventable. Public education, changes in engineering and access to safety devices are a few intervention strategies designed to reduce injuries.
Evidenced-based policies that support safer choices are also critical to reduce the number and severity of injuries. By incorporating evidence-based information into policy, we can help ensure all Arkansans, including our children, remain healthy and safe.