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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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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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Firearm-Related Injuries among Youth Ages 15 Through 24
The following fact sheet provides information about firearm-related injuries and deaths among 15 through 24 year olds in the United States. It contains a review of data and information about the magnitude of the problem, shows how different demographic groups are impacted, and describes the...
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Firearm-Related Injuries among Children Ages 0 Through 14
The following fact sheet provides information about firearm-related injuries and deaths among the 0 through 14 year old population in the United States. It contains a review of data and information about the magnitude of the problem, shows how different demographic groups are impacted, and...
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Youth Violence Prevention: A Public Health Approach
For Youth Violence Prevention week, the Children’s Safety Network is hosting a webinar featuring Howard Spivak and Sarah Bacon of the CDC. Children's Safety Network also partnered with the CDC to host a Twitter chat on youth violence. Both the webinar and the Twitter chat are archived.
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Alert: Unsafe Sleep Related Deaths Are the Leading Cause of Preventable Deaths of Infants in Connecticut
The number of Connecticut infants who died between 2001 and 2013 where unsafe sleep conditions were present was almost three times the number of infants who died from child abuse.
Playground Safety Infographic
Youth and Firearms Fact Sheet
Children and Firearms Fact Sheet
Violence Webinar & Twitter Archive
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Primary objective: The purpose of this study was to compare the aetiology of TBI between different race, gender and age groups to understand demographic characteristics of people who experience TBI....
Little evidence exists regarding the efficacy of suicide prevention programs among the youth. This pilot study aimed to test the effects of a specifically designed, eight-module Internet-based...
From OJJDP Newsletter Each year, an estimated 40,000 children are born with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD). Children diagnosed with an FASD may have one or more of the following: birth...
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