Avoiding Pedestrian Accidents as School Begins

Summer is almost over— soon nearly 54 million children across the nation will be back on our roads, walking and biking to school. Motorists need to be extra careful while driving during the times children are traveling to and from school. Drivers should always slow down and obey all traffic laws, especially when traveling in school zones. The… Learn More »

How Pediatric Corporate Dentistry May Affect Your Child

One of the most celebrated provisions of the Affordable Care Act has been mandated coverage for pediatric dental benefits. With the expansion of Medicaid, there has also been a sizable population of newly insured children as well. Unfortunately not all dental providers will accept Medicaid and parents may have few options when choosing a pediatric… Learn More »

Prevent Childhood Injury

Harmony Miller, MPH Each year, an estimated 8.7 million children are treated in emergency rooms for unintentional injuries. 225,000 of them are hospitalized. Every day, about 2 dozen children die from their injuries. That is 9,000 preventable child deaths, every year. Unintentional injuries include those caused by suffocation, drowning, falls, motor vehicle collisions, and concussion… Learn More »

Holiday Toy Drive Update

Thank you to all of the Oregon law firms who participated in D’Amore Law Group’s Holiday Toy Drive!*  Davis Law Offices Littler Mendelson Gresham Injury Law Center Parks Law Offices Kehoe Law LLC Because of you, hundreds of foster children in Portland and across the Northwest will have a brighter holiday. We thank you.   … Learn More »

Back-to-school safety

Four quick safety reminders for parents of children heading back to school in the next week: If you haven’t talked to your kids about bullies all summer, it’s time for a refresher. Bullying is a threat to a child’s physical and emotional health and safety.  Help your child learn to identify, prevent and stop bullying… Learn More »

Come to Safe Kids Day at the Oregon Zoo

Saturday, May 4, from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., the Oregon Zoo will host the 15th Annual Safe Kids Day. Safe Kids Day is a fun and interactive safety event about preventing common childhood injuries – and it is free with zoo admission! Child safety and injury prevention are very important: accidents are the leading cause of… Learn More »

National Consumer Protection Week

In honor of National Consumer Protection Week, March 3-9, become a better-informed consumer using some of the best resources available. Consumer banking:  Helpwithmybank.gov was set up to provide answers to your questions about loans, insurance, mortgages and dozens of other banking issues. Learn the laws about late payment fees, reverse mortgages, credit bureaus, or get… Learn More »

Child Passenger Safety Week: free car seat check-ups

It’s a sad fact that more children ages 12 and under die from motor vehicle crashes than from any other cause. In honor of Child Passenger Safety Week, Oregon parents and caregivers can have child car seats checked by Certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians. The free inspection will check seats for damages and recalls, and for proper installation and… Learn More »

Keep kids safe on the playground

Most school-related injuries for children ages 5 to 14 happen on the playground. As schools across the country close for the summer, kids have more time to play – and more time to get injured. Safe Kids Oregon has tips for parents and caregivers to help children stay safe on the playground. Avoid playgrounds with asphalt,… Learn More »

5 Tips for Backpack Safety

If you have a school-age child, chances are good that you have heard them complain about the weight of their textbooks. While this may seem like mere inconvenience, backpacks filled with heavy textbooks could have long-term effects on your child’s shoulders, neck and back. 5 ways to lighten the load on your kids: •    Pick… Learn More »