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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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Study: Half of Youths Admitted to NYC Jails Suffered Brain Injury before Incarceration | US News
About half of all 16- to 18-year-olds coming into New York City's jails say they had a traumatic brain injury before being incarcerated, most caused by assaults, according to a new study that's the latest in a growing body of research documenting head trauma among young offenders.
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Youth and Firearms Fact Sheet
Children and Firearms Fact Sheet
Violence Webinar & Twitter Archive
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Many public health professionals are called on to develop or expand a suicide prevention program at the state or local level. They want their program to have maximum impact, even with minimal...
Chances are some people still remember the name of that bully who stole their lunch money or pushed them down the stairs 30 years ago. While the psychological effects of bullying in adolescence are...
For children under age 5, drowning is a leading cause of accidental death, with rates even surpassing those of traffic accident fatalities in recent years, according to a new report from Centers for...
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