Safety and Wellness

We are committed to helping families raise healthy children. Our videos, articles and flyers provide the latest child and teen health, safety and parenting information. You’ll find resources about injury prevention, fitness, nutrition and other topics to help keep your child or teen safe and healthy.

Firearm Safety 2
Storing Firearms
One out of every three homes with children in the U.S. has a firearm.
How to store firearms safely
Prevent Window Falls
Prevent Window Falls
Screens keep bugs out, not children in. Window falls are a common cause of serious injuries and death, and children ages 2 to 5 are at the greatest risk.
Learn how to keep your child safe
Class in Bellevue, Everett, and Seattle
Better Babysitters
Federal Way • Bellevue • Seattle • Everett
Young babysitters learn about child care, safety and handling emergencies, and get a few tips about business and money!
Class dates and registration
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Featured In Safety

Videos

  • Window Fall Prevention (00:00:31)

    This 30-second video features Dr. Carlos Villavicencio of Seattle Children’s Hospital giving tips for preventing window falls.

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Articles

    • Life Jackets for Children and Teens

      When should my child wear a life jacket? Children and teens should wear a life jacket any time they are on a boat, raft, inner tube or swimming in open water like lakes, rivers or the ocean. ... cont.

    • The Dangers of Leaving Your Child Alone in a Car

      While it’s tempting to leave your child alone in the car, it’s not safe. About 38 children in the United States die from heat stroke each year after being trapped in a car. Some of the children were... cont.

Seattle Mama Doc

  • Just ASK About Firearms

    It’s national selfie day (??? an excuse for my millennial behavior) and it’s also Just ASK day (smart stuff), hence the image I snapped this morning. I spent the morning today at KING5 news making some TV segments encouraging us all to ask about firearms when we drop our children and teens off for playdates, […]

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Featured In Wellness

Videos

  • Children’s Mental Health (0:00:30)

    Mark Fadool, clinical director of mental health services at Odessa Brown Children's Clinic, provides early warning signs of mental health issues in kids and teens and urges us all to notice the signs... cont.

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Articles

    • 7-5-2-1-0 Tips

      Your actions and what you model for your family can help guide your child to make healthy choices about what they eat and how to stay active.

    • Disasters and Scary Events: Helping Children Cope

      As a parent, you can't control natural disasters or events in our world, but you can help your child cope when they do happen. The following tips provide ideas for helping your child feel safe,... cont.