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close-up of a young football player with helmet and mouthguard Posted By: Children's Surgical Specialty Group, Dr. David Bitonti
Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Prevent Broken Noses, Chipped Teeth, and Jaw Fractures

Every year, children need emergency care for facial injuries that could have been prevented if they had been wearing a mouth guard or protective headgear. Play it safe in organized and recreational sports by making sure your children use the proper equipment to protect their faces year-round. Read full post>>

A mother having a serious talk with her daughter Posted By: Michele Tryon, CCLS
Monday, April 15, 2024

Talking to Kids about Violence

It is our responsibility as parents and educators to help our children and students feel a sense of safety and security and to provide some reassurance as they explore their own fears or concerns. These tips may help guide the conversation. Read full post>>

Pinwheels for Prevention child abuse awareness month. Posted By: Michele Tryon, CCLS
Monday, April 1, 2024

Prevent Child Abuse and Neglect: Foster HOPE

Look for the pinwheel gardens at CHKD sites this April as they highlight the prevention of child abuse and neglect and foster a sense of HOPE for all children and families. Then, join us to celebrate Virginia’s statewide resilience initiative and learn about an evidence-based framework for promoting HOPE Read full post>>

African American girl smiling with her soccer team Posted By: CHKD
Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Helping Young Athletes Avoid Burnout, Injuries

Despite the physical and mental health benefits of organized sports participation, 70 percent of kids quit by the time they reach 13. Find out how parents, coaches, and clinicians can help kids avoid injuries and burn out. Read full post>>

Teenage girl sharing problems with her mother Posted By: CHKD
Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Difficult Conversations: Talking About Suicide

Having conversations about mental health and suicide can improve communication, decrease the stigma surrounding mental health challenges, and encourage children to ask for help when they need it. Check out our general guide to help get the conversation started. Read full post>>

Mom and child at park taking a selfie. Posted By: Michele Tryon, CCLS
Tuesday, January 9, 2024

Parenting in the Digital World - Technoference

With the prevalence of cellphones and other digital distractions at our fingertips, research has shown that “technoference” can negatively affect the quality of time we spend with others, including our children. What is technoference and how can we avoid it? Read full post>>