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The Children's Safety Network (CSN) is a national resource center for the prevention of childhood injuries and violence. We offer expertise on a wide range of injury topics to State and Territorial Maternal and Child Health (MCH) and Injury and Violence Prevention (IVP) programs.

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New Distracted and Impaired Driving Community of Practice
The Children’s Safety Network is pleased to announce a new Community of Practice (CoP) on the prevention of distracted and impaired driving (DID). Using the principles of Quality Improvement, this CoP aims to improve participants’ knowledge of and ability to implement best practices related to...
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Child Maltreatment Prevention 2014 Resource Guide
CSN has produced this resource guide to provide a comprehensive, annotated list of resources for child maltreatment prevention with particular emphasis on data, reports, toolkits, and programs to help state health departments expand and enhance their own child maltreatment prevention efforts.
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Pool Safely Information and Resources
Ellyn Pollack, public affairs specialist in the Consumer Product Safety Commission's Office of Communications, presented Pool Safely's plans for 2014-2015, discussed the new Pool Safely Pledge, unveiled some of the new Spanish and English PSAs and provided a recap of the materials and...
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Playground-Related Injuries Treated in the Emergency Department
218,851 playground-related injuries are treated in an emergency department each year. This infographic breaks down playground-related injuries by hazard, diagnosis, equipment, and age and sex. Additional resources on playground safety can be found in the text below.
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Oregon Records Nations Highest Seat Belt Use Rate in 2013
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Association’s newly released national seat belt use rate data, Oregon is the #1 state in the US with a 98.2% seat belt use rate.
New Community of Practice
Child Maltreatment Resource Guide
Pool Safely: Archived Webinar
Playground Safety Infographic
State News from Oregon

Recent News

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According to SAMHSA’s data, on an average day, 3.2 million young adults used marijuana, 57,304 used heroin, 51,319 used cocaine, 46,179 used hallucinogens, and 17,868 used inhalants.  ...
Background National estimates of all-terrain vehicle (ATV) riding patterns among youth in the USA are lacking. Methods We analyzed the 2011 YouthStyles survey to estimate the proportion of...
In the wake of several highly publicized adolescent suicides attributed to bullying victimization, national attention has been brought to bear on the profound public health problem of bullying. This...
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