Gun and Firearm Safety for Parents
At the Institute for Childhood Preparedness we work each day to ensure children are as safe and secure as possible. We are presenting this free course as part of our Protecting Children Series - where we feature guest experts and explore topics designed to reduce the chances of children suffering death or disability. In this course, we are very appreciative of the chance to feature the outstanding work of the Aim for Safety initiative from Cook Children's Hospital in Texas.
Some shocking - Did you know:
- 19 children killed or injured daily
- 350 million guns in the U.S.
- 1 of 3 homes with kids have guns
- 1,300 children die yearly due to gun related death
- Over 500 children killed or injured in Texas yearly
- 199,000 children in Texas live with unlocked loaded firearms
In this course, Dr. Guzman will provide actionable tips for parents on how to keep children safe.
As an emergency doctor whose own child has been admitted to Cook Children's for a serious illness, I've seen the emergency department in action from a patient family's point of view as well. I know how scary and emotional an experience it can be. Working in the emergency department, I also see many unfortunate incidents that affect so many lives forever. I understand that we can't protect our children from everything, but my passion is to educate as many families as possible to the everyday dangers that exist and how to reduce the risk to your children, whether it's accidental poisoning, water and firearm safety, or more general injury prevention. When I'm not working in the emergency department, I'm working with communities and families to make a difference. In my free time, I enjoy spending as much time with my family as possible.