Child And Adolescent Development



Child and Adolescent Safety Statistics




Prior to completing this discussion, please read chapters 5 and 6 in the textbook (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. and review any relevant Instructor Guidance. You may be interested in viewing the interactive infographic within Module 6 to learn more about specific safety statistics.

For this minimum 300 word post, you will analyze the major themes of Health and Well-Being, Family and Parenting, Education, Culture and Gender as factors influencing the domain of physical development, specifically safety.

· Think about and comment on how child and adolescent safety regulations have changed over the past few decades.

· Provide examples of new safety guidelines that did not exist either when you were growing up, or when your parents were growing up.

· Then, search the internet for credible sources and find other scholarly articles from the Ashford University Library (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. website.

· Choose and report on three statistics specifically related to child and adolescent safety from this current decade (2010-present) within each of the three stages of infancy/toddlerhood, childhood, and adolescence. In other words, you will have one unique statistic for each of the three stages.

Throughout your post, demonstrate a foundational knowledge of the children’s developmental continuum, from conception, by addressing unique safety standards. See the example below:

One statistic found on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Website states that, “Child safety seats reduce the risk of death in passenger cars by 71% for infants, and by 54% for toddlers ages 1 to 4 years.” (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2013).

Reference: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2013). Injury prevention and control: Motor vehicle safety (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. Retrieved from:

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