Category Archives: Kids In Danger

KID connects with other injury prevention professionals at #MIPA2015

“We live in a world designed by adults, for adults, but kids suffer,” stated Dr. Gary Smith of Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. This was one of my favorite quotes of the weekend, and something I will certainly share with others during KID’s education and outreach efforts going forward. Dr. Smith made this comment while introducing KID Executive Director Nancy Cowles and KID Board member, American Academy of Pediatrics ... Read more
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Understanding KID’s position on safe sleep

Last week, KID shared the following statement online via our Facebook and Twitter sites: "2 out of 3 babies who died while sleeping were sharing an adult bed, couch, or chair. Put baby alone in the crib" The response to the post was overwhelmingly positive. However, we can’t ignore the critical reactions to the information we shared. Most people who responded focused on sleeping in a bed with a baby, but it’s important to note the statistic ... Read more
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KID – giving parents a voice

This past week, KID’s Executive Director, Nancy Cowles spent a few days in West Conshohocken, PA and one in Washington DC.  In both places, she was making sure that the voices of parents and consumers were heard by policy makers and represented as KID works for new strong standards and continued protections. ASTM International facilitates and publishes voluntary industry standards in many areas.  KID participates in committees on juvenile products, ... Read more
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Welcome KID’s 2015- 2016 interns

At the start of each school year, KID welcomes a team of interns to the organization. These students assist KID throughout the year and allow us to accomplish so much more. Here are KID's new interns: Jessica Attas My name is Jessica Attas. I am a first year master’s student at The University of Chicago School of Social Administration studying clinical social work. I found KID when researching different work study opportunities on the University ... Read more
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How to use what you learn in a KID safety workshop

So you attended KID’s safety workshop Creating Safe environments for Children? Great! We hope that you learned a lot and were able to bring new awareness and resources back to your home or facility. If you weren’t able to attend a workshop yet that’s OK, you can still get a lot of useful safety information from KID by following us online or signing up for our email alert. That being said, sometimes the information can be overwhelming and ... Read more
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Jordan A. Durrett: My time at KID

I started working for KID back in July 2013 and I have loved every second of it. I couldn’t have asked for a better organization to work for while continuing my studies. There is a passion and dedication in this office that is inspiring beyond telling. Knowing that I’ve been a part of that is an awesome feeling.In the little over two years that I’ve been working here I’ve grown so much. KID has given me opportunity after opportunity to do ... Read more
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KID and product safety by the numbers:

1998: The year KID started after our founder’s son Danny was killed when his portable crib collapsed around his neck in his daycare facility.19: The number of children we know have died in cribs with the same design as Danny’s.2-3: The number of children’s products recalled weekly.10%: The amount of recalled products that are ever returned or repaired - leaving about 90% of dangerous products in our homes or child care facilities or for sale ... Read more
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My experience at KID

Ludo has been with KID all summer as part of a international student exchange program. Below, she details her experience with KID and what she gained as a result of this summer. I had very positive feelings about KID since the first time I spoke on Skype with Nancy and Laura in the spring of 2015. These feelings made the decision to work and live in Chicago full-time this summer an easier one to make. Now, at the end of my two month internship, ... Read more
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