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Prevention is the key to better outcomes for childhood development. Below you will find links to agencies, websites, advocacy groups and other organizations that can provide you with valuable information for keeping your family and household safer.

Lead Poisoning Prevention Resources
CDC (Centers for Disease Control & Prevention): Lead Poisoning Prevention Program

Child Environmental Health – NJ Department of Health & Senior Services

Get the Lead Out - Teachers Manual

Get the Lead Out - Parents Manual

Keep Our Children Safe from Lead

Lead - General Information (NJ Dept. of Health & Senior Services)

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

U.S. EPA Lead Awareness Program

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Prevention Resources

CDC: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Strategic Plan

KidsHealth – The Nemours Foundation: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Maternal and Child Health Consortia

National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities – CDC

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism - Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Prevention Research

National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Childhood Injury Prevention Resources
American Academy of Family Physicians - Safety & Injury Prevention:

Children’s Safety Network

Injuries Among Children and Adolescents - CDC

Safe Kids Worldwide

State Coalition

SAFE KIDS New Jersey State
Led by: New Jersey Safety Council
Coordinator: Carol Ann Giardelli
425 Hoes Lane
P.O. Box 6800
Piscataway, NJ 08855

Local Coalitions

SAFE KIDS Middlesex County
Led by: Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
Coordinator: Diana Doherty
C/O Trauma Services
One Robert Wood Johnson Place
New Brunswick, NJ 08903

SAFE KIDS Northern New Jersey
Led by: Morristown Memorial Hospital
Coordinator: Karen Jean Feury
100 Madison Ave.
Morristown, NJ 07960

SAFE KIDS Tri-Counties of Southern New Jersey
Led by: The Cooper Health System
Coordinator: Valerie Chapman
Coordinator: Maureen Donnelly
1 Cooper Plaza, Suite 213
Camden, NJ 08103

Other Websites of Interest
American Association on Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities

Advocates for Children of New Jersey 

Catastrophic Illness in Children Relief Fund Commission 

Epilepsy Foundation of New Jersey

"Heads Up for Safety" (HUFS)

Veronica Thrathan, Project Supervisor
The Epilepsy Foundation of New Jersey
35 Beaverson Blvd., Suite 8A
Brick, NJ 08723
(732) 262-8020

National Toxic Encephalopathy Foundation
"Encephalopathy is a term for any diffuse disease of the brain that alters brain function or structure. Encephalopathy may be caused by infectious agent (bacteria, virus, or prion), metabolic or mitochondrial dysfunction, brain tumor or increased pressure in the skull, prolonged exposure to toxic elements (including solvents, drugs, radiation, paints, industrial chemicals, and certain metals), chronic progressive trauma, poor nutrition, or lack of oxygen or blood flow to the brain."

New Jersey State Safety Council 

New Jersey Dept of Public Law and Safety
Division of Highway Traffic Safety

Information on child seats, seat belts, pedestrian safety, and safe bicycling

New Jersey Council on Developmental Disabilities

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