Education Resources for Parents

Welcome to UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh’s education resources for parents. This section of our website 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 UPMC Children Hospital website provides injury prevention information to educate parents on how to keep children of all ages safe at home, play, and school.

Safety Center Initiatives

The Safety Center at UPMC Children’s touches injury prevention across the developmental life span – from birth to the teen years – through a variety of programs.

By providing education, resources, and support, we ensure that children in the greater Pittsburgh area are safer.

Family Emergency Preparedness Plan

UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh has created a special Emergency Preparedness Guide (PDF), based on information from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to help your family learn how to plan ahead and prepare for a sudden emergency or disaster. Families can best cope with a disaster by working as a team and following a pre-determined emergency preparedness plan.

Patient Procedures

Our patient procedure guides have been designed to help parents and guardians and their children better understand the tests and procedures that have been scheduled by their physician.

Poison Prevention

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

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.