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Safe Kids: Sports Injury Prevention

Posted Apr 21 2011 9:05am

Something every mom hopes to be able to do is to keep our kids safe. We do everything we can to protect them from harm. But, most often their safety is not in our hands, especially when they begin playing sports, and we must let them spread their wings. First, however, we must train them to be aware of what causes injuries and arm them against danger.

Safe Kids is an organization aimed at preventing injuries to children. Through awareness, they hope to reduce sports injuries to children while encouraging kids to stay in the game.

According to the Safe Kids Sports Safety Guide there are four aspects of sports safety:

  • Preparation: Pre-participation Exams
  • Hydration -
  • Concussion Awareness
  • Acute and Overuse Injury Prevention

You can read more at safekids.org. Better yet, why don’t you join me in attending an educational webcast about sports injury prevention, hosted by Safe Kids on May 2 at 12 pm EST. This webcast will stream live on the Safe Kids Facebook Page and will be led by:

  • Dr. Angela Mickalide, CHES, Director of Research and Programs, Safe Kids Worldwide
  • Dr. Douglas Casa, Director of Athletic Training Education, University of Connecticut
  • Dr. Gerard Gioia, Chief, Division of Pediatric Neuropsychology and Safe Concussion Outcome, Recovery & Education (SCORE) Program at Children’s National Medical Center
  • Steve Young, former NFL Star Quarterback and On-air Talent ESPN

Will you tune in with me?

Johnson & Johnson, in partnership with the Safe Kids organization, asked me promote Safe Kids Week and the sports injury prevention webcast and I was compensated for my time. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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