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Child Safety

Safe Sleep Resources

2014 ACS Infant Safe Sleep Symposium
List of Recommended Resources for More Information on Infant Safe Sleep



American Academy of Pediatrics’ Healthy Child Care America’s Safe Sleep Campaign

American Academy of Pediatrics’ Healthy Children

B’More for Healthy Babies

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: SUID and SIDS

Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development’s Safe to Sleep Campaign

NYC Administration for Children’s Services: Child Safety

NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene: Infant Safety


American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Policy Statement

AAP article—Decisions of Black Parents About Infant Bedding and Sleep Surfaces: A Qualitative Study (Pediatrics Vol. 128 No. 3 September 1, 2011 pp. 494 -502)

National Conference of State Legislators

National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education

Understanding Child Injury Deaths: 2013 Report (NYC Child Fatality Review Advisory Team)


Safe Sleep For Babies

Safe Sleeping for Infants
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Download Safe Sleep Palm Card (English | Español )

Download Safe Sleep Poster (English | Español )

Prevent Child Abuse and Neglect

Every child deserves to be safe. If you suspect child abuse or neglect, call the State Central Register at 1-800-342-3720. TDD: 1-800-638-5163

If a child is in immediate danger, call 911Learn how to report child abuse and neglect

Mandated Reporters: 1-800-635-1522. Learn more about making a report as a mandated reporter

Be Careful Who Cares for Your Child

Call 212-341-0999 to request copies or download the poster:

English Version (PDF)

Spanish Version (PDF)

Mandated Reporters Version (PDF)

Investigation Process: What Happens When You Report a Suspected Case of Child Abuse or Neglect? (PDF)

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The Safety First Office

The Safety First Office

This new Office provides immediate assistance to City agencies and foster care and preventive service providers and Child Care and Head Start programs that have concerns about the progress of a current or closed child protective investigation. Learn more or send an online request

Be Careful Who Cares For Your ChildBe Careful Who Cares for Your Child

Mayor Bloomberg and Commissioner Mattingly launched an educational campaign urging New York parents to be cautious when leaving children with caregivers, even those who are relatives or close family friends. Learn more

Safe Haven LawSafe Haven Law (Abandoned Infant Protection Act)

Parents who are unable to care for their newborn infants may anonymously and legally leave their infant at a safe place such as a hospital.

Click here for more information

Or call: 866-505-SAFE (7233)

Take Good Care of Your BabyTake Good Care of Your Baby

NYC Children’s Services and the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene launched a media campaign, making parents aware of important safety tips to keep young children safe.

Learn more

Helping Children Cope with Gun Violence Helping Children Cope with Gun Violence

Children and youth may have difficulty coping with the events that happened at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT. Learn more about how to help keep children safe:

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Booklet: Healthy ParentingBooklet: Healthy Parenting

Learn more about parenting and how to comfort your baby (PDF)

En Español: Crianza Saludable de los Hijos (PDF)

This booklet was created in collaboration between ACS and the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.