Injuries is the leading cause of death among children, and psychologists can help predict and prevent deadly accidents.
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David C. Schwebel has outlined a model grouping risk factors in 3 categories that psychologists could use to reduce accidental injuries.
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Environment-based factors can include many different aspects of the environment with which children interact.
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Caregiver-based factors can involve anyone who is supervising a child, including parents, teachers, babysitters or even lifeguards.
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Child-based factors include motor skills, how children perceive their environment and how they interact with others.
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