Child and Adolescent Safety Statistics
Prior to completing this discussion, please read Chapter Three in the textbook and review any relevant Instructor Guidance.For this post, you will first analyze interaction of the major themes as factors influencing the domain of physical development, specifically safety:
Health and Well-Being
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Family and Parenting
Culture and Gender
Comment on how child and adolescent safety regulations have changed over the past few decades.
Provide examples of new safety guidelines that did not exist either when you were growing up, or when your parents were growing up.
Then, look through the recommended resources for Week Three and/or other scholarly articles from the Ashford University Library website and find and report on three statistics specifically related to child and adolescent safety from this current decade (2010-2013) within each of the three stages of infancy/toddlerhood, childhood, and adolescence. In other words, you will have one unique statistic for each of the three stages.
Throughout your post, demonstrate a foundational knowledge of the children’s developmental continuum, from conception, by addressing unique safety standards. See the example below:
One statistic found on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Website states that, “Child safety seats reduce the risk of death in passenger cars by 71% for infants, and by 54% for toddlers ages one to four years.” (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2013).
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2013). Injury prevention and control: Motor vehicle safety . Retrieved from: http://www.cdc.gov/MotorVehicleSafety/Child_Passenger_Safety/CPS-Factsheet.html.