Each year, more than 9 million American children visit the emergency room after suffering an unintentional injury. Of those ER visits, nearly 12,000 result in mortality. In fact, unintentional injuries are the leading cause of both death and disability for children and adolescents alike.
Whether you're a parent, grandparent, teacher, coach, experienced mentor, or expectant mother or father, when it comes to child safety and injury prevention, we're here to help answer any questions you might have now or in the future. For instance:
A childhood injury can devastate a family socially, emotionally, and economically. Relationships are put under strain as each person affected (directly or indirectly) by the accident deals with feelings like guilt, grief, and shame. Many of the more serious childhood injuries require extensive and ongoing medical treatment from a variety of different specialists. Medical bills, along with other necessary personal finances, can quickly become overwhelming.
At Roswold Foundation for Injured Children (RFFIC) we are dedicated to improving the quality of life for injured children, along with the families that love and support them. Our motto is, "Building Brighter Tomorrows," and that's exactly what we aim to do! We work to connect injured children with individuals who will help empower them and promote their self confidence.
Please take a moment to look around and explore our website. Most childhood injuries can be prevented, so we encourage you to take advantage of the abundance of resources made available to you here. In our library you'll find a collection of articles on child safety and injury prevention. Check out the "Events" tab for local happenings of interest to injured children and their families. This section will also give you information about our "Kid Safe" program. If you'd like to help our cause, the "Get Involved" tab will give you all the information you need to know about making a donation and fundraising, as well as volunteer opportunities.
Be sure to check back often as we're always adding new content to help keep families with injured children up-to-date and well informed. Our "News for You" section always has the latest news and research findings on child safety and injury prevention.
Unintentional injuries from traffic accidents, burns, drownings, falls, and poisonings are the leading cause of death and disability for American children up to age 19. Help keep your child safe by following these simple steps:
Roswold Foundation for Injured children promotes child safety awareness in the community through classes that focus on safety topics, such as: preventing concussions, amusement park safety, dog bite prevention, and more. We also sponsor "Kid Safe" events. For more detailed information please check out the "Events" and "Get Involved" tabs.
If you have a question about child safety and injury prevention or treatment/therapy options following an unintentional injury to a child you love, that is not addressed on our website, please use the "Contact Us" form on the right sidebar. We'll get back to you with an answer or suggestion as soon as possible.