Caught on Camera Child Window Fall- 2017
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National Association for Child Window Safety
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Working to provide a safer tomorrow for children.
The National Association for Child Window Safety is a nation wide, nonprofit association.
In 2006, a 2 year old girl fell through an apartment window screen four stories to the concrete below. Motivated by this tragedy, our founder, began working with Minnesota Legislation to pass "Laela's Law", named in honor of the young girl who through a miracle survived the fall. The realization that it did not take a miracle to save a child, only responsible legislation, paved the way to begin working on passing similar laws in other states.
Window falls account for numerous childhood deaths and 4,700 injuries for children each year. Most of these children are under three years old. Children living in apartment buildings have the highest number of window fall incidents — five times more than children living in other residences. But this worry faces mothers and fathers from every economic status. Even the rich and famous, such as Eric Clapton, have lost children to window falls.
Though a version of Laela's Law has been passed, the NACWS is still working to make it better.
Click Here to see what revisions we are recommending.
"There is a reasonable expectation that a child should be safe within his/her own home."
"There is a reasonable expectation that any window that was designed to be opened, will be opened!"
The NACWS recognizes and appreciates this organization's effort to create safer windows in public housing by installing window safety screens on a large renovation project.
"Raising awareness for the dangers of window falls and encouraging fall prevention"