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Summertime or 'Trauma Season?' - Increase in Outdoor Activities Spurs Higher Risk for Child Injury
Date:5/27/2009

hem find the information they want, exactly when they need it."

The web site serves as a comprehensive and free resource to help parents help their kids achieve a full physical and emotional recovery, and includes expert advice on everything from how to handle a hospital visit, to cast care and pain management, to what to do if a child is having nightmares after the accident. The site addresses topics such as:

  • Injury care and pain management for children
  • How to use crutches and care for a cast
  • Caring for head and abdominal injuries
  • How to handle an emergency room visit or time in the hospital
  • How to recognize and "rate" children's emotional reactions to injury
  • How to talk with a child about an accident
  • Help for parents dealing with their own reactions to a child's injury
  • How parents and children can get back to life as usual following an injury or accident

"In the first few days after an injury or accident, many children feel a little upset, jumpy or worried. Parents might notice that their child seems upset when something reminds them of a scary part of what happened. Most kids do fine, and these emotional reactions usually start to get better within a few weeks," said Nancy Kassam-Adams, PhD, associate director for Behavioral Research at The Center for Injury Research and Prevention. "We designed AfterTheInjury.org to help parents know what to expect, get tips for how to help their child, and how to find additional help if they need it."

The new web site offers parents easy access to credible information, tips, and practical tools to help support their children's emotional recovery. The Web Marketing Association recently presented a 2008 Web Award for Outstanding Achievement in Website Development to the site. For more in
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SOURCE The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
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