Preventing child abuse and child fatalities is a community effort. A child’s death is a tragic event. Each year in Nevada, over 100 children die from preventable causes of death.
Different age groups of children and adolescents are at risk for different types of death
Infants and young children are at greater risk of accidental asphyxia deaths, which often result from unsafe sleeping environments and parents co-sleeping with their children. Sadly, they are also at greater risk of homicide by abuse and neglect. Adolescents are at greater risk of motor vehicle accidents, suicide, and drug overdoses. All age groups are at risk of drowning, especially children between ages one and four. In areas like Las Vegas where many homes and apartments have swimming pools and spas, it is very important for parents and caregivers to supervise their children and ensure pool and spa safety.
For more tips on preventing childhood accidents and fatalities, please visit the Brochures page:
Ensure Medical Safety
If your child relies on electrically operated medical equipment and you need help to ensure an uninterrupted power supply, please contact NV Energy for help.
CDC – Prevention Child Maltreatment Program Activities Guide
Kids and Hot Cars
It is never a good idea to leave a child alone in a car any time of the year, but during summer months it is extremely dangerous. A child left alone in a vehicle, even for a short period of time, is in danger of abduction, injury, dehydration and even death. Very young children (age 4 and under) are particularly vulnerable to hyperthermia. Remember in Nevada, it is a misdemeanor to leave a child unattended in a vehicle (NRS 202.575).
This information is brought to you in cooperation with the Nevada Administrative Team to Review the Death of Children and Executive Committee to Review the Death of Children.
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Educational Materials for Understanding Childhood Trauma