Injuries in Teens and Preteens
There are many ways for teens to get injured, including sports, cars, dangerous behavior, and other activities. This page helps you recognize the risks your child faces so you can work to prevent avoidable teen injuries.
PAMF Content for Parents
PAMF Content for Your Preteen
- Broken Bones
- The Dark Side of Snowboarding
- Dealing With an Injury
- Heat Exhaustion
- Heat Stroke
- Smashed Fingers
PAMF Content for Your Teen
- CDC Injury Center: This CDC Web site devoted to preventing injuries among children and adolescence. It focuses on acute injury prevention, violence prevention and unintentional injury prevention. It also includes resources such as A-Z injury topics, data and statistics, fact sheets and publications.
- Childhood Sports Injuries and Their Prevention: A Guide for Parents with Ideas for Kids: This NIH fact sheet is written to educate parents about the risks of injury to children who play sports and what to do to prevent a sport-related injury. The document discusses some of the most popular sports-related injuries, sport-specific safety information, safety tips for all sports and more.
- Disabled Sports USA: This Web site contains information about its nationwide sports rehabilitation programs for anyone who has a permanent physical disability.
- Sports Injury Handbook: Professional Advice for Amateur Athletes by Allan M. Levy and Mark L. Fuerst
- "Top 10 Sports Injuries in Children and Teens," article from Family Practice News by Mike Bykowski
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