Preventing childhood injury: developmental and mental health issues

Am J Orthopsychiatry. 1988 Jan;58(1):25-45. doi: 10.1111/j.1939-0025.1988.tb01564.x.


Injuries have replaced illness as the major source of death and disability for children in the United States. Conceptual issues underlying child safety programs are reviewed, and a framework is presented within which such efforts can be evaluated and the relationship between "accidental" and "inflicted" injuries assessed. The framework is applied in a proposal for the training and support of professionals as community child safety specialists.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Accident Prevention*
  • Child
  • Child Abuse / prevention & control*
  • Child, Preschool
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Risk Factors
  • Safety*
  • Wounds and Injuries / prevention & control*