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Practicing Safety


Practicing Safety focuses on expanding anticipatory guidance on seven “new morbidities” that, if discussed by the pediatric staff and implemented by the parent, can help to reduce child abuse and neglect.

The site offers guidance on the following:
  • Coping with crying
  • Parenting
  • Safety in other's care
  • Family environment
  • Effective discipline
  • Sleeping and eating
  • Toilet training
Links to the Tool:
This tool is available at:


American Academy of Pediatrics

Funding Sources

Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

QualityTool Topic



  • Release Date: 01/2006
  • Original Summary: 05/2009
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Last updated: April 18, 2012.