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

Preventing childhood injury: developmental and mental health issues.

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Erikson Institute for Advanced Study in Child Development.


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.

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