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The National Committee for Childhood Agricultural Injury Prevention: a plan for the United States of America.
K Skogs- Lantbruksakad Tidskr 1997 Jan; 136(7):15-21
As child safety advocates, it is helpful to consider living conditions and injury prevention programs from the perspective of the child. The best way in which I can do that is by sharing the prose of Nancy Young, as it is included in our national committee's report: What would the children expect from those of us with the power to make them safer? They would expect that... We would cherish with them the beauty of the American countryside the joy they feel on a long walk in the woods or in an open field. But they would expect us to note that the same open spaces that liberate can also isolate so that sometimes their voices are not heard. They would expect that... We would work to eliminate the sadness and fatigue that they feel when they are asked to work too hard, too soon. But they would also want us to rejoice with them as they experience the sense of mastery, accomplishment, and contribution that can come from working alongside an adult whom they respect. They would expect that... We would be their voice with policymakers when they don't have one when their numbers are too small, their homes are too remote, their pockets are too empty, or their protection too controversial. They would expect that... We would honor the traditions of rural families and communities, but that we would call them into question when they are incompatible with the safety and well being of children. Then they would expect that we would work with their families and communities to build better, stronger, safer traditions traditions that build as the first priority, the preservation of children, not the preservation of history.
Children; Safety-education; Safety-measures; Safety-practices; Safety-programs; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Agriculture; Farmers; Families
Journal Article; Conference/Symposia Proceedings
Cooperative Agreement; Agriculture
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Kungl. Skogs- och Lantbruksakademiens Tidskrift
Marshfield Medical Research & Education Foundation
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