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15 Questions & Answers About Elder Abuse
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15 Questions & Answers About Elder Abuse
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This Q&A booklet answers some of the most commonly asked questions about elder abuse: What is it? What are the warning signs? Who is most at risk? Who are the abusers? Are there laws that protect seniors? What steps can people take to protect themselves?
Available: as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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A Boater's Guide to the Federal Requirements for Recreational Boats and Safety Tips
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A Boater's Guide to the Federal Requirements for Recreational Boats and Safety Tips
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Provides information about federal laws and equipment carriage requirements for recreational vessels of the United States.
Available: as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Campus Fire Safety
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Campus Fire Safety
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It is important that both off-campus and on-campus students understand fire risks and know the preventative measures that could save their lives including safety tips along with smoke alarms and sprinklers.
Available: as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Domestic Violence: Older Women Can be Victims Too
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Domestic Violence: Older Women Can be Victims Too
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Domestic violence, regrettably, knows no age limits. Every hour of every day, some woman somewhere faces the borror of physical, emotional, financial, or sexual abuse by someone they know well and with whom they have an ongoing relationship. Education and support are vital to older women's safety.
Available: as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Elder Abuse
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Elder Abuse
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Many older people are victims of elder abuse, sometimes called elder mistreatment. It can happen to anyone no matter what their race, religion, or background. And, it can happen in many places includeing the older person's home, a family member's house, assisted living facility, or nursing home.
Available: as pdf
Languages: English and Spanish
Cost: Free
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Fire Safety Activity Book
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Fire Safety Activity Book
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Parents and educators play a vital role in teaching children fire safety and reducing the risk of child-set fires. This activity book provides children ages 5 through 9 with valuable learning tools about fire safety and prevention.
Available: as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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For Kids' Sake: Think Toy Safety
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For Kids' Sake: Think Toy Safety
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Protecting children from unsafe toys is the responsibility of everyone. Careful toy selection and proper supervision of children at play is still - and always will be - the best way to protect children from toy-related injuries.
Available: as pdf
Languages: English and Spanish
Cost: Free
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Gas Grills
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Gas Grills
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Each year, people fire up their liquid propane or natural gas grills at the start of "barbecuing season." But before starting the grill, there are several safety precautions to keep in mind. By following these guidelines, you'll help prevent possible gas explosions or fires.
Available: as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Halloween Safety Tips
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Halloween Safety Tips
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Halloween is one of the most exciting times of the year for children, but sometimes the most hectic for parents and guardians. This Halloween, take a moment to consider basic safety precautions that will make your children's Halloween a safer night of fun.
Available: as pdf
Languages: English and Spanish
Cost: Free
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How to Answer Those Tough Questions about Elder Abuse
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How to Answer Those Tough Questions about Elder Abuse
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This Tip Sheet is designed as a reference for responding to inquiries about elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation. Many times, the inquiries pose some hard-to-answer questions, and this Tip Sheet pulls together what is known about elder abuse to provide suggestions on how you could respond.
Available: as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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How to Choose the Right Life Jacket
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How to Choose the Right Life Jacket
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Modern life jackets are available in a wide variety of shapes, colors, and sizes. Many are thin and flexible. Some are built right into fishing vests or hunter coats. Others are inflatable. Learn about the different types of life jackets and how to choose the one that is right for you.
Available: as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Know Your Rights: A Guide for Victims and Witnesses of Crime
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Know Your Rights: A Guide for Victims and Witnesses of Crime
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This information will help you deal with problems and questions that may surface during an investigation and provide you with a better understanding of the criminal justice system.
Available: online, as pdf
Languages: English and Spanish
Cost: Free
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Long-Term Consequences of Child Abuse and Neglect
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Long-Term Consequences of Child Abuse and Neglect
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This fact sheet explains the long-term physical, psychological, behavioral, and societal consequences of child abuse and neglect.
Available: as pdf
Languages: English and Spanish
Cost: Free
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Lucky 13' Tips for a Safe Halloween
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Lucky 13' Tips for a Safe Halloween
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Poor costume choices-including decorative contact lenses and flammable costumes-and face paint allergies can haunt you long after Halloween if they cause injury. Enjoy a safe and happy Halloween with these safety tips.
Available: online, as pdf
Languages: English and Spanish
Cost: Free
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Outdoor Home Playground Safety Handbook
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Outdoor Home Playground Safety Handbook
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If you have playground equipment in your backyard, you'll want to make it a fun and safe place for kids to play.
Available: as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Play it Safe - Reduce Your Child's Chances of Pesticide Poisoning
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Play it Safe - Reduce Your Child's Chances of Pesticide Poisoning
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With some simple prevention steps, you can assure a safe and healthy home for your family despite life's unpredictable moments.
Available: as pdf
Languages: English and Spanish
Cost: Free
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Pool Safely
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Pool Safely
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Your greatest water safety assurance comes from adopting and practicing as many safety steps as possible. Adding an extra safety step around the water can make all the difference.
Available: as pdf
Languages: English and Spanish
Cost: Free
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Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect
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Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect
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This fact sheet provides information on how communities and individual citizens can strengthen families, protect children, and prevent child abuse and neglect.
Available: as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Read the Label First, Protect Your Household
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Read the Label First, Protect Your Household
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Many household products such as cleaners and pesticides could harm children, pets or the environment. Reading a products label will help keep your family safe.
Available: as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Read the Label First, Protect Your Kids
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Read the Label First, Protect Your Kids
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Many common household products such as cleaners and pesticides could hurt a child if not used and stored properly.
Available: as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Read the Label First, Protect Your Pet
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Read the Label First, Protect Your Pet
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Many common household products such as cleaners and pesticides could hurt a pet if not used and stored properly.
Available: online, as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Rip Currents
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Rip Currents
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Learn what they are, the dangers and how to escape them.
Available: as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Rip Currents: Break the Grip of the Rip
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Rip Currents: Break the Grip of the Rip
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Rip currents can sweep even the strongest swimmer out to sea. Learn the facts about rip currents, why they are dangerous and what to do if you are caught in a rip current.
Available: as pdf
Languages: English and Spanish
Cost: Free
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Safe Sleep for Your Baby
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Safe Sleep for Your Baby
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Learn what you can do to lower your baby's risk of SIDS and other sleep-related causes of infant death.
Available: as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Safety Barrier Guidelines for Residential Pools
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Safety Barrier Guidelines for Residential Pools
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Offers guidelines for pool barriers that can help prevent most submersion incidents involving young children. This handbook is designed for use by owners, purchasers, and builders of residential pools, spas, and hot tubs.
Available: as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Super Sitter
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Super Sitter
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Safety guidelines for baby sitters - covers the need for constant observation, toy safety, children's furniture, poison prevention, and more.
Available: as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Sweet Dreams Safe Sleep
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Sweet Dreams Safe Sleep
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Brochure offering tips for setting up a safe baby nursery.
Available: as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Turn Around Don't Drown
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Turn Around Don't Drown
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People underestimate the force and power of water. More than half of all flood related deaths result from vehicles being swept downstream. Of these, many are preventable. Learn more about the hazards of walking or driving a vehicle through flood waters.
Available: as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Understanding Elder Abuse
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Understanding Elder Abuse
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Elder maltreatment includes several types of violence that occur among those ages 60 and older. The violence usually occurs at the hands of a caregiver or a person the elder trusts. Learn the six types of elder maltreatment, who is at risk and how it affects one's health.
Available: as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Water Safety Tips
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Water Safety Tips
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Brochure offering tips for preventing child drowning hazards both inside and outside the home.
Available: as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Weather Safety: Hurricanes
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Weather Safety: Hurricanes
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Learn what to do before, during and after the storm, and what to do if you plan to shelter in place or evacuate.
Available: as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Weather Safety: Lightning
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Weather Safety: Lightning
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Learn about the facts about lightning and what to do if you are caught outside near a thunderstorm.
Available: as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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What Is Child Abuse and Neglect? Recognizing the Signs and Symptoms
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What Is Child Abuse and Neglect? Recognizing the Signs and Symptoms
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This fact sheet outlines the legal definition of child abuse and neglect, the different types of abuse and neglect, and the signs and symptoms of abuse and neglect. Resources about the impact of trauma on well-being also are included.
Available: as pdf
Languages: English and Spanish
Cost: Free
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When Your Child is Missing: A Family Survival Guide
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When Your Child is Missing: A Family Survival Guide
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This guide provides parents with the most current information on, and helpful insights into, what families should do when a child is missing.
Available: as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Youth Firesetting...What You Can Do
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Youth Firesetting...What You Can Do
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This pamphlet provides insight into why children set fires, what to do if you suspect your child is setting fires, and how families and communities can reduce youth firesetting.
Available: as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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