CPSC Launches Pool Safely Campaign

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the launch of its campaign, ā€œPool Safely: Simple Steps Save Lives,ā€ on April 21. To help spread awareness about water drowning prevention, television and radio public service announcements (PSAs) are being released encouraging parents and children to implement as many safety steps as possible in and around pools […]

Don’t Rely on Anti-Bullying Laws to Parent: Talk to Your Kids

I don’t think I really admitted to myself that I was bullied until my own children entered grade school. All these years I’ve been telling myself it was just a normal part of growing up. That being picked on made me stronger. Even that it was good for me: that my “outsider” status contributed to […]

Three Teens Injured in Rollover Crash

Date: May 19, 2010 Location: Highway 240 near Dundee, Oregon Names: Jacob Sperl, Rachel Sperl, Ravyn Sperl Three young siblings from Forest Grove, Oregon, were injured around 4 PM, May 19, 2010, in a single-car rollover crash on Highway 240 near Dundee. According to NewbergGraphic.com, the driver, Jacob Sperl, 16, lost control while trying to […]

Girl Traumatized after Being Dragged by Bus

Date: September 24, 2009 Location: Sherwood, Oregon Names: Withheld A 5-year-old Sherwood, Oregon, girl who was dragged about 30 feet by a school bus has returned to her kindergarten class at J. Clyde Hopkins Elementary School, but her father says she will be haunted by the experience for the rest of her life. The child, […]