Patients and Families

Resources for Parents

Welcome to Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC's resources for parents. This section of the site is intended to serve as a reliable resource to help parents make the best decisions for their child’s health and well-being. Simply click on a category below to learn more:

Home Safety Handbook
Written by medical experts who specialize in pediatric trauma, The Home Safety Handbook provides parents with the latest safety guidelines designed to help keep your infant, toddler and preschooler safe from common accidents and hidden hazards.

Injury Prevention for Parents
This award-winning section of the Children’s Web site provides injury prevention information to educate parents on how to keep children of all ages safe at home, play and school.

Kohl's Safety Center
The Kohl's Foundation has been our injury prevention partner since 2003. The Kohl’s Safety Center at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC touches injury prevention across the developmental life span, from birth to the teen years, in a variety of programs. By providing education, resources, and support we are able to ensure that children are safer in the greater Pittsburgh area and surrounding region

Parenting Tips
Ever wish parenthood came with instructions? View our library of positive parenting tips such as “Building Loving Relationships,” or “Taming Children’s Temper Tantrums” and so much more.

Patient Procedures
Our patient procedure sheets have been designed to help parents and guardians and their children better understand the tests that have been scheduled by a physician.

Poison Prevention
Find a poison center near you or send for your free Mr. Yuk stickers by visiting Children’s poison prevention Web site.

Children's Community Pediatrics
Children's Community Pediatrics offers specialty services and programs to children and teens at a variety of locations across western Pennsylvania, all for the convenience of busy parents.

Last Update
March 27, 2014
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Last Update
March 27, 2014