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Indiana Department of Child Services

DCS  > Foster Care > Caregiver Resources  > Safety Information > Summer Child Safety Summer Child Safety

June is Summer Safety Month

Children Left in Cars

  • Never Leave Children in Parked Cars During Summer (Powerful YouTube video, 7 minutes)
  • 6 Tips to Prevent Child Heat Stroke in  Cars (video, 1 minute)
  • When was the Last Time You Left Your Child Alone in a Car?  (from Safe Kids USA)
  • Heatstroke Fact Sheet  

    Fireworks Safety

  • Indiana Department of Homeland Security Fireworks Safety Information 

    Water Safety

  • Drowning Fact Sheet
  • Safety Barrier Guidelines for Home Pools (from U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission) 

    Safety Tips and Information

  • Keep Kids Safe This Summer (from Centers for Disease Control & Prevention)
  • Summer Safety Tips for Kids (from PBS Parents)
  • Summer Safety Tips: A Guide to Protecting Kids when Activities Heat Up (from
  • Summer Safety Tips (from American Academy of Pediatrics)
  • 10 Summer Safety Tips For Kids (from How Stuff Works)
  • A Checklist of Summer Rules for Foster Families (from About.Com Adoption/Foster Care)
  • Summer Food Safety (from the Indiana Family & Social Services Administration)
  • Sun Safety (from the Indiana Family & Social Services Administration)
  • Health & Summer Safety: Summer Outdoor Activities (from the Indiana Family & Social Services Association)
  • Summer Travel Safety (from the Indiana State Police)
  • Bicycle Safety (from the Indiana State Police)
  • Top Tips for Safe Summer Sports (from