How to Prevent Poisonings in Your Home

Help prevent accidental poisonings by being aware of potential hazards and observing these National Safety Council poison prevention tips.

Juvenile Justice Handbook (English/Español)

A successful future depends upon a person learning to make good decisions when he or she is young. Good decisions make life easier. Bad decisions create grief and cause things to be more diffi cult. With this in mind, we hope you take time to consider the law and weigh all the consequences each time you act.

“El Folleto de Justicia Juvenil del Condado de Glenn” se hizo con la intención de contestar diferentes preguntas propuestas por los jóvenes del Condado de Glenn y sus padres. No contiene las leyes actuales, pero sí contiene fácil de entender “traducciones” de ellas.

Lead Poisoning

Lead is a highly toxic substance, exposure to which can produce a wide range of adverse health effects. Both adults and children can suffer from the effects of lead poisoning, but childhood lead poisoning is much more frequent.

Pedestrian Safety

Approximately 5,900 pedestrians are killed by automobiles every year... 85,000 suffer nonfatal injuries. Almost one-quarter of these victims are children under the age of 15 yet they represent only about 20% of the U.S. population. By following the few safety tips listed below, you can protect yourself and your children.


Pesticides are potential hazards in many buildings because they are widely used to reduce many household pests, including those associated with indoor plants, pets, and wood and woolen products, and because they are tracked in from the outdoors.

Playground Safety

Each year more than 200,000 children visit hospital emergency rooms because of playground injuries. Many playground injuries can be prevented. Use this guide to examine your children's playground so that they can run, jump, swing and slide to their heart's content—safely.

Protective Factors

According to the Childware Information Gateway, "Protective factors are conditions or attributes in individuals, families, communities, or the larger society that, when present, mitigate or eliminate risk in families and communities that, when present, increase the health and well-being of children and families. Protective factors help parents to find resources, supports, or coping strategies that allow them to parent effectively, even under stress.