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Accidental death rate drops for Conn. youth

By Stephanie Reitz
Associated Press / November 16, 2011

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Accidental deaths among Connecticut youth have decreased in recent years, suggesting prevention programs may be helping save children’s lives and deserve continuing support from lawmakers and policy planners, the state’s child advocate says. Jeanne Milstein, whose office monitors child welfare efforts in Connecticut, told participants at a Commission on Children panel discussion yesterday that her office’s preliminary review found accidental deaths were a smaller percentage of all children’s deaths last year than they were 10 years ago.

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