Safety

Keeping our children safe from harm is one our most fundamental responsibilities. But in the United States, preventable injuries are the leading cause of death among children. First Focus advocates for strong policies to protect our kids from injuries, accidents, and poisonings because every child deserves to be safe at home and in their community.

Resources


7 Ways Congress Can Honor Children on Universal Children’s Day

| November 20, 2017 |

Countries all around the world are celebrating children’s rights today. Today marks the 63rd anniversary of the United Nations establishing November 20 to be


Children’s Budget 2017

| November 17, 2017 |

Children are receiving less than 8 percent of the federal budget—and this share fell 5.5 percent between 2014 and 2017, according to Children’s Budget 2017,


Better Care for Victims of Child Trafficking

| July 14, 2017 |

Victims of human trafficking tend to be the most vulnerable members of society. Sadly, kids in the child welfare system are especially targeted by


Kate’s Law Makes Immigrant Parents Criminals and Harms Kids

| June 28, 2017 |

It’s well established that children of immigrants worried about their parents being deported have higher levels of toxic stress, which can be damaging to


Tell Capitol Hill to Stop Poisoning Our Kids with #NoMoreLead

| September 9, 2016 |

We know what needs to be done for our kids: lead poisoning must end. Several proposals before Congress have been introduced to address the


Report Release: Kids’ Share 2016

Event September 20, 2016 |

Is Spending on Children Part of the Public Conversation? A Discussion of Kids’ Share 2016 Results Tuesday, September 20, 2016, 12:00–1:30 p.m. Lunch will be


Skilled Digital Media Strategist Meg Biallas Joins First Focus

| July 14, 2016 |

Washington – Bringing more than eight years of experience in digital media strategy and development, former RAINN (Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network) Online


Wyden, Pallone Ask CMS: What’s the Best Way to Screen for Lead Poisoning?

| July 8, 2016 |

Lead screening, be it universal or targeted, is the topic of a letter to Andy Slavitt, Acting Administrator for the Center for Medicare and


Children’s Budget 2016

| July 7, 2016 |

Federal spending dedicated to children represents just 7.83 percent of the federal budget in fiscal year 2016 and total spending on children’s programs has


As Children Face Uncertain Future, Federal Budget Book Analyzes Expenditures on Kids

| July 7, 2016 |

Washington – Federal spending dedicated to children represents just 7.83 percent of the federal budget in fiscal year 2016 and total spending on children’s