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Category Archives: Child Safety

Backus Safety Camp a big hit

The annual Backus Safety Camp, celebrating its 10th anniversary, was a big hit Saturday, June 14, with more than 450 people attending. The camp provides children and their families a chance to learn about safety and health issues including germs, lead paint, electricity and fire safety lessons. The event is organized by the Backus Trauma and EMS Departments and American Ambulance.

Avoid the dangers of frostbite

With temperatures dropping well below zero for the first time in recent memory, and more cold weather on the way, the dangers of frostbite hypothermia are real.

Backpack safety: Load it light, wear it right

School is back in session, so our latest Backus HealthBeat video focuses on backpack safety — learn how to pack...

Sunny skies, safe swimming

Swimming is a great way to beat the heat, but as we have already seen this summer you need to...

Trauma program teaches teens to ‘Be Aware”

With prom season in full swing, a group of local teens were given a large dose of reality last week...

Have fun learning about summer safety

NORWICH – Learn how staying safe can be fun at The William W. Backus Hospital’s annual Safety Camp on Saturday,...

How to talk to children about the school shooting

The shooting in the quiet town of Newtown, Connecticut has been described as one of the worst school shootings in...

Newtown tragedy is a time to talk to your children, and assure them they are safe

The shooting in the quiet town of Newtown, Connecticut has been described as one of the worst school shootings in U.S. history. And unlike Columbine and the Aurora, Colorado movie shootings, this massacre occurred very close to home.

Domestic violence affects all facets of families

Safe Futures, formerly the Women’s Center of Southeastern Connecticut, has been providing free, confidential services to women, men and children since 1976.

The Backus Birthing Center

There will be an open house for parents-to-be at the Backus Birthing Center October 29. In addition to presentations by an Obstetrician, Pediatrician, and other clinical staff, visitors will receive an overview of the classes offered at the hospital and can take a tour of the birthing center. The event is free but registration is required. View photos from past events sponsored by the Backus Birthing Center.