In this 5-minute video, Dr. Dan Budnitz visits Coffee with America to talk about dangers relating to children and medication. In this five-minute video, Dr. Budnitz talks about the risks and preventive measures of medication overdoses.
This guide sheds light on the most effective medications for specific disorders, as well as how to know if your child is getting the right dose and how and when children should be weaning off medication.
This website provides family guides (available in a variety of languages) about medication safety. The website also has videos, a game, and a digital storybook that provides more information about medication safety.
In this report, practitioners discuss how Head Start is addressing the opioid crisis within communities. The report also includes recommendations for intervention based on Head Start’s successful models.
Source: Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas
Young children do not understand the harmful effects of medication and other dangerous substances, so parents must be cautious. This website provides safety tips and a list of dangerous products that caregivers should keep out of reach of children.
Medication poisoning is one of the leading causes for emergency room visits for children under five years. This five-minute podcast discusses the dangers of drug poisonings and ways to prevent them in young children.
A study from the Tennessee Department of Health found that children born with neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) were more likely to have a developmental delay or speech or language impairment in early childhood compared to children born without NAS. NAS is a serious withdrawal syndrome that can occur in newborns after exposure to opioids during pregnancy.
This 20-page report provides an analysis of data from the National Poison Data System to better understand what types of medicine children are getting into and how it happens. Top tips to keep children safe (handout) is on page 4.
This interactive game challenges the player to look at two pictures and choose which one is a medicine/pill and which one is candy. The purpose of this game is to encourage adults to keep medications and other harmful substances out of reach of children.
Source: Early Intervention Training Program (EITP)
This 90-minute webinar focuses on the impact of prenatal exposure to opiates. The presenter talks about early childhood learning and behavior and intervention strategies that can promote long-term growth and development for children exposed to opiates in the prenatal period. There is also a handout that supplements the webinar.
This is a nonprofit organization that works hard to keep children safe from injury, including adverse drug events. The website provides tip-sheets, videos, infographics, research reports, and other helpful resources for parents and community members.
While families are staying in a hotel or at a friend’s home, it may be more difficult to keep medicine safe from children. This one-page tip sheet provides steps parents can take to prevent their child from accessing medication while away from home.
Proper storage of medications is an important safety precaution that should be practiced to help keep young children safe. This website provides steps for parents to take to prevent medication-related accidents.