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E-Cigarette Poisoning - Jul 2015

E-cigarettes contain a liquid nicotine solution that can be poisonous. These products come in bright colors and appealing flavors and scents, making them particularly attractive to young children.
Released Date: Jul 2015

E-cigarettes contain a liquid nicotine solution that can be poisonous. These products come in bright colors and appealing flavors and scents, making them particularly attractive to young children. Print version of infographic with sources Poster version of infographic Lethality[1] Nicotine is an...

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Poison Prevention

Summary of Findings: 2014 CSN Bullying Prevention Environmental Scan - May 2015

Summary of Findings: 2014 CSN Bullying Prevention Environmental Scan
Released Date: May 2015

Bullying is a major public health concern. According to the 2013 Youth Risk Behavior Survey, a biennial survey of students in grades 9-12 that is conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 20% of students reported being bullied on school property and 15% reported being...

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Bullying Prevention

Bullying Prevention: 2015 Resource Guide - Jan 2015

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Released Date: Jan 2015

In the 2013 Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS), 20 percent of students reported being bullied on school property and 15 percent reported being electronically bullied in the 12 months preceding the survey. Victimized youth are at increased risk for depression, anxiety, sleep difficulties, and poor...

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Bullying Prevention

Innovative Practices in Traumatic Brain Injury Prevention - Dec 2014

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Released Date: Dec 2014

Each year, more than one million youth ages 0 through 19 sustain a non-fatal traumatic brain injury (TBI) (NEISS; NEISS –AIP 2007-2009).  With the passage of legislation in all states and the District of Columbia to prevent and manage youth sports concussions, awareness of TBI is on the rise....

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Traumatic Brain Injuries

Injury Prevention: What Works? A Summary of Cost-outcome Analysis for Injury Prevention Programs (2014) - Nov 2014

Injury Prevention: What Works? A Summary of Cost-outcome Analysis for Injury Prevention Programs (2014)
Released Date: Nov 2014

Summarizes the incidence and cost savings of interventions to prevent injuries due to motor vehicles, impaired driving, open-flame/burns, and violence. Also includes cost savings realized by health/miscellaneous services and substance abuse prevention prevention.

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Fire Burn Safety, Motor Vehicle, Child Passenger Safety, Teen Driving Safety, Underage Drinking Illicit Drug Abuse, Violence, Youth Violence Prevention

Internet Safety: 2014 Resource Guide - Nov 2014

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Released Date: Nov 2014

According to the 2013 Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS), nearly 15 percent of high school students have experienced electronic bullying within the past year. Sexting has become a concern as adolescents text, e-mail, or post explicit pictures of themselves or others on social networking sites....

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Bullying Prevention, General Multiple Causes, Home Safety, Self Harm, Substance Abuse, Suicide Prevention

Halloween Safety - Oct 2014

The deadliest day of the year for child pedestrians is Halloween. On average, over two times as many child pedestrians die on Halloween compared to other days. Read Halloween safety facts and tips in our infographic. Have a safe and happy Halloween!
Released Date: Oct 2014

The deadliest day of the year for child pedestrians is Halloween. On average, over two times as many child pedestrians die on Halloween compared to other days. Our Halloween Safety infographic has safety facts and tips to make sure you and your children have a safe and happy Halloween! Print...

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Pedestrian Safety

Boating Safety - Sep 2014

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Released Date: Sep 2014

In 2013, 560 individuals lost their lives while boating, and 2,620 sustained non-fatal injuries. Forty-nine of those who died and 589 of those who were injured were youth between the ages of 0 and 19 years old. Since 1971, boating deaths have steadily decreased thanks to programs focusing on boater...

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Drowning Prevention

Pedestrian Safety 2014 Resource Guide - Jul 2014

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Released Date: Jul 2014

CSN has produced this resource guide to provide a comprehensive, annotated list of resources for pedestrian safety. The resource guide is divided into eight sections: Data; Safe Routes to School; Pedestrian Safety for Preschoolers; Other Programs, Strategies and Campaigns; Program Planning,...

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Pedestrian Safety

Child Maltreatment Prevention 2014 Resource Guide - Jun 2014

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Released Date: Jun 2014

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. The...

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Child Maltreatment

Firearm-Related Injuries among Youth Ages 15 Through 24 - Mar 2014

Firearm-Related Injuries among Youth Ages 15 Through 24
Released Date: Mar 2014

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...

Related Topics:
Firearms, Suicide Prevention, Youth Violence Prevention

Firearm-Related Injuries among Children Ages 0 Through 14 - Mar 2014

Firearm-Related Injuries among Children Ages 0 Through 14
Released Date: Mar 2014

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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Firearms, Suicide Prevention, FamilyIntimate Partner Violence, Youth Violence Prevention

Child Access to Firearms in the United States - Jan 2014

Child Access to Firearms in the US infographic
Released Date: Jan 2014

Children often find or handle firearms in the home without their parents' knowledge. In the United States, 2,600,000 children live in homes with unlocked firearms that are stored loaded or with ammunition. Child Access to Firearms in the US discusses the number of children who have firearms in...

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Firearms, Home Safety

Playground-Related Injuries Treated in the Emergency Department - Jan 2014

Released Date: Jan 2014

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. Click here for the print version...

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Falls, Playground Safety

Magnitude of Firearm-Related Fatalities in Children & Youth - Dec 2013

Released Date: Dec 2013

In 2010, 6,581 children and youth ages 0-24 died from firearm-related injuries in the US. The Magnitude of Firearm-Related Fatalities in Children and Youth breaks down the firearm-related fatalities of children and youth by age and intent. This is the second infographic in a three-part series of...

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Firearms, Suicide Prevention, Youth Violence Prevention

Firearm-Related Fatalities in US Children & Youth: Homicide, Suicide, and Unintentional - Nov 2013

Released Date: Nov 2013

This infographic covers three types of firearm-related injuries and how they affect children and youth: homicide, suicide, and unintentional. This is the first in a three-part series of infographics about firearms. The other infographics in the series are available here:  The Magnitude of Firearm-...

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Firearms, Home Safety, Suicide Prevention, Youth Violence Prevention

Walking Safe: Child Pedestrian Safety - Nov 2013

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Released Date: Nov 2013

Every year, an average of 67,124 child pedestrians are injured. 704 of those child pedestrians die. As it grows darker earlier, child pedestrians become harder to see. 36% of the deaths of children under 16 occurred between 3:00 and 7:00 PM. This infographic from Children's Safety Network covers...

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Pedestrian Safety

Precious Cargo: Child Passenger Safety - Sep 2013

Released Date: Sep 2013

Though child passenger fatalities have decreased, motor vehicle-related injuries are still a leading cause of death for children. Proper use of child restraints can significantly reduce the risk of injury and death for children. Unfortunately, many child restraints are used incorrectly. This...

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Child Passenger Safety

Pediatric Magnet Ingestion: Get the Facts, Prevent an Injury - Jul 2013

Pediatric Magnet Ingestion: Get the Facts, Prevent an Injury
Released Date: Jul 2013

Powerful, rare earth (neodymium) magnets can cause serious injury and death when ingested. The CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission) has reported an estimated 1,700 ingestions of magnets that were treated in emergency departments between Jan. 1, 2009 and Dec. 31, 2011. These injuries are...

Related Topics:
Choking Strangulation

Heatstroke Deaths of Children in Vehicles - Jul 2013

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Released Date: Jul 2013

It only takes 10 minutes for a car to reach deadly temperatures on an 80 degree day, and even less time for heatstroke to begin. Never leave children in a vehicle unattended. CSN created this new infographic on vehicular heatstroke filled with information and safety tips.  Print version (PDF) BY...

Related Topics:
Child Passenger Safety, Heatstroke Cars

CSN's Sport-Related Concussions in Children and Adolescents - Fact Sheets 2013 - May 2013

Overview of Sports-Related Concussions
Released Date: May 2013

New attention is being paid to the short- and long-term effects of even mild concussions as interest in and knowledge of the dangers of sport-related concussions have increased. In a review of state 2012 MCH Block Grant applications, the Children’s Safety Network found that 31 states described...

Related Topics:
Sports Safety, Traumatic Brain Injuries

Firearm Safety: Resource Guide 2013 - May 2013

Firearm Safety: Resource Guide 2013
Released Date: May 2013

The Children’s Safety Network (CSN) has compiled this resource guide on Firearm Safety and Firearm Violence Prevention to provide state Maternal and Child Health and Injury and Violence Prevention programs with a summary of what is available in the area of firearm safety and prevention. This guide...

Related Topics:
Firearms

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI): Resource Guide 2013 - May 2013

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI): Resource Guide 2013
Released Date: May 2013

CSN is pleased to provide this resource guide on the critical issue of traumatic brain injury (TBI). Studies have found that the four most common causes of TBI are falls, motor vehicle/traffic crashes, struck by/against events, and assaults (Centers for Disease and Control Prevention 2010). In this...

Related Topics:
Child Passenger Safety, Falls, Sports Safety, Traumatic Brain Injuries, Child Maltreatment

CSN Overview - Feb 2013

CSN - Overview
Released Date: Feb 2013

This overview summarizes the work of the Children's Safety Network.

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The Cost of Firearm Violence - Dec 2012

The Cost of Firearm Violence
Released Date: Dec 2012

Firearm injuries cost $174 billion in the United States in 2010 and the government's firearm injury bill alone exceeded $12 billion. PIRE researcher Ted Miller estimates annual firearm injury costs average $645 per gun in America.  The costs include medical and mental health care costs, criminal...

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Firearms

All-Terrain Vehicles - Sep 2012

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Released Date: Sep 2012

CSN released this infographic on all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), which includes information on ATV-related fatalities, ATV risk factors, and ATV safety tips. Print version of ATV Infographic

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Road Vehicles

Child Passenger Safety: Resource Guide 2012 - Sep 2012

Child Passenger Safety: Resource Guide 2012
Released Date: Sep 2012

In recognition of Child Passenger Safety Week, September 16-22, 2012, CSN has updated our resource guide on child passenger safety. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, motor vehicle-related injuries are the leading cause of death for children from 3 to 14 years old. To...

Related Topics:
Child Passenger Safety, Heatstroke Cars

Focus on Youth Suicide Prevention: Resource Guide 2012 - Sep 2012

Focus on Youth Suicide Prevention: Resource Guide 2012
Released Date: Sep 2012

In recognition of Suicide Prevention Week, September 9-15, 2012, and with the launch of the newly updated National Action Plan for Suicide Prevention, CSN has updated our resource guide on the critical issue of youth suicide prevention. Suicide is the 4th leading cause of death among youth 10 - 24...

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Suicide Prevention

National Performance Measure Maps: Motor Vehicle and Suicide - Sep 2012

National Performance Measure Maps: Motor Vehicle and Suicide
Released Date: Sep 2012

Contains the following maps: State Rate Comparison to National Rate of Unintentional Motor Vehicle Traffic Deaths Among Children Ages 0-14 Years per 100,000 Population, 2008 State Rate Comparison to National Rate of Suicide Deaths among Youth Ages 15-19 Years per 100,000 Population, 2008

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Motor Vehicle, Suicide Prevention

Youth Suicide Prevention: Resource Guide 2012 - Sep 2012

Released Date: Sep 2012

In recognition of Suicide Prevention Week, September 9-15, 2012, and with the launch of the newly updated National Action Plan for Suicide Prevention, CSN has updated our resource guide on the critical issue of youth suicide prevention. Suicide is the 4th leading cause of death among youth 10 - 24...

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Suicide Prevention

All-Terrain Vehicle Safety: Resource Guide 2012 - Aug 2012

Released Date: Aug 2012

As summer is a popular time for all-terrain vehicle (ATV) use, CSN is providing this special issue of our newsletter on the safe use of ATVs. This newsletter issue contains information on organizations focused on ATV safety; legislation governing ATV use; publications with data on ATV injury...

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Road Vehicles

Focus on Injuries at School: CSN Resource Guide 2012 - Aug 2012

Focus on Injuries at School: CSN Resource Guide 2012
Released Date: Aug 2012

With back-to-school around the corner, CSN is providing this special issue of our newsletter on preventing injuries at school. This newsletter issue contains information on organizations working to create safe environments in schools, data and research on youth risk behavior, school crime data, and...

Related Topics:
Bullying Prevention, General Multiple Causes, Youth Violence Prevention

Bicycle Safety: Resource Guide 2012 - Jun 2012

Bicycle Safety: Resource Guide 2012
Released Date: Jun 2012

This updated CSN Newsletter focuses on all issues related to bicycle safety. It discusses bicycle injuries and prevention programs, campaigns to encourage bicycling, helmet safety ratings and laws, and other safety guidelines.

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Bike Safety

Water Safety: CSN Resource Guide 2012 - Jun 2012

Water Safety: CSN Resource Guide 2012
Released Date: Jun 2012

With the start of summer, CSN is providing this special issue of our newsletter on water safety. This newsletter issue contains data on drowning and scald injuries; information about water safety laws; prevention strategies and programs; evaluations of the effectiveness of lifeguards and swimming...

Related Topics:
Drowning Prevention

CDC Vital Signs & National Action Plan for Childhood Injury Prevention Resource Guide - Apr 2012

CDC Vital Signs & National Action Plan for Childhood Injury Prevention Resource Guide
Released Date: Apr 2012

On April 16, 2012, CDC released its newest edition of Vital Signs. This report presents the latest information about child injury in the United States and highlights strategies for addressing the issue.

Related Topics:
General Multiple Causes

Teen Dating Violence as a Public Health Issue - Feb 2012

Edit Block Teen Dating Violence as a Public Health Issue
Released Date: Feb 2012

This fact sheet provides information and data on teen dating violence, describes evidence-informed interventions to reduce teen dating violence behavior, offers examples of state efforts to prevent dating violence, and lists specific steps that public health professionals can take to play an active...

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Teen Dating Violence

CSN Technical Assistance: What CSN Can Do For You - Feb 2012

Released Date: Feb 2012

This document outlines how CSN can assist state MCH and IVP programs.

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Teen Dating Violence Prevention Resource Guide - Feb 2012

Teen Dating Violence Prevention Resource Guide
Released Date: Feb 2012

In recognition of Congress' designation of February as Teen Dating Violence Prevention and Awareness Month, CSN is pleased to provide this special newsletter on the critical issue of teen dating violence. Studies have found that teen dating violence affects 9% to 35% of adolescents (National...

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Teen Dating Violence

CSN Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Environmental Scan - Jan 2012

CSN Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Environmental Scan
Released Date: Jan 2012
Related Topics:
Prescription Drug Misuse Abuse

Resources on Rural Injury Prevention: Child and Youth Agricultural Injuries - Nov 2011

Resources on Rural Injury Prevention: Child and Youth Agricultural Injuries
Released Date: Nov 2011

The Children’s Safety Network (CSN) compiled this resource sheet to provide state public health professionals with information on preventing rural injuries in America.  Since there is no national consensus on the definition of “rural,” rural areas are defined broadly as those with low population...

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Rural Farm Safety

CSN Bullying Prevention Environmental Scan Summary Findings - May 2011

CSN Bullying Prevention Environmental Scan Summary Findings
Released Date: May 2011

In January 2011, CSN sent out a request to all 50 states and the District of Columbia Maternal and Child Health and Injury and Violence Prevention Directors for information about their state public health agency involvement in bullying prevention. The request consisted of a brief environmental scan...

Related Topics:
Bullying Prevention

Resource Fact Sheet on Rural Injury Prevention: Teen - Apr 2011

 Resource Fact Sheet on Rural Injury Prevention: Teen
Released Date: Apr 2011

CSN compiled this resource fact sheet to provide Community of Practice state teams with more details on rural injuries in America. The resource sheet is divided into four sections—1) Data, 2) Resources, 3) Recommendations and Strategies for Preventing Rural Teen Motor Vehicle Crashes, and 4) CSN’s...

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Teen Driving Safety, Rural Farm Safety

Preventing Adolescent Injury: The Role of Health Plans - Feb 2011

Preventing Adolescent Injury: The Role of Health Plans
Released Date: Feb 2011

This brief describes why health plans would want to invest in injury prevention and how they can help prevent adolescent injury, thereby reducing injuryrelated mortality and health care spending for adolescents.

Related Topics:
Other Unintentional Injuries

Preventing Bullying: The Role of Public Health and Safety Professionals - Feb 2011

Preventing Bullying: The Role of Public Health and Safety Professionals
Released Date: Feb 2011

This article discusses the prevalence and consequences of bullying on both the victims and bullies themselves and focuses on the role that public health officials play in preventing bullying.

Related Topics:
Bullying Prevention

Promoting Bicycle Safety for Children: Strategies and Tools for Community Programs - Feb 2011

Promoting bicycle safety for children: Strategies and tools for community programs PDF (656.32 KB)
Released Date: Feb 2011

This tool was created for State Maternal & Child Health (MCH) and injury prevention programs to disseminate to local health departments and community organizations interested in developing effective bike safety programs for children and youth.

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Bike Safety

Youth Suicide Prevention: Analysis and Summaries of FY09 State MCH Plans for National Performance Measure #16 - Mar 2010

Youth Suicide Prevention: Analysis and Summaries of FY09 State MCH Plans for National Performance Measure #16
Released Date: Mar 2010

CSN's National Injury and Violence Prevention Resource Center prepared this analysis and summary of state MCH plans on youth suicide prevention to inform MCH programs about what states are doing to address NPM #16 (Reduce the rate (per 100,000) of suicide deaths among youths aged 15 through 19) and...

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Suicide Prevention

Childhood Injury: Cost and Prevention Facts - Poison Control Centers save Money and Lives - Mar 2009

Childhood Injury: Cost and Prevention Facts - Poison Control Centers save Money and Lives
Released Date: Mar 2009

This document analyzes the cost benefits of poison control centers.

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Poison Prevention

Promoting Teen Driving Safety: Strategies and Tools for Community Programs - Mar 2009

Promoting Teen Driving Safety: Strategies and Tools for Community Programs
Released Date: Mar 2009

This brochure is the second in a series that is being created in response to requests from State health departments for information on best practices for local programs. The publication includes information about the scope of teen driving injuries and fatalities.

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Teen Driving Safety

Childhood Injury: Cost and Prevention Facts - Sobriety Checkpoints Injury Cost Prevention - Mar 2009

Childhood Injury: Cost and Prevention Facts - Sobriety Checkpoints Injury Cost Prevention
Released Date: Mar 2009

This fact sheet shows the importance of sobriety checkpoints in preventing injuries and death while simultaneously saving money.

Related Topics:
Teen Driving Safety

Childhood Injury: Cost and Prevention Facts - Current Speed Limits Cost Prevention - Mar 2009

Childhood Injury: Cost and Prevention Facts - Current Speed Limits Cost Prevention
Released Date: Mar 2009

This fact sheet shows the benefits of current speed limits, including money, time, and lives saved.

Related Topics:
Teen Driving Safety

Childhood Injury: Cost and Prevention Facts - Child Safety Seats: How large are the benefits and who should pay? - Mar 2009

 Childhood Injury: Cost and Prevention Facts - Child Safety Seats: How large are the benefits and who should pay?
Released Date: Mar 2009

This fact sheet summarizes a study of total cost savings of child safety seats. It also outlines incentives for involving insurers in the distribution of child safety seats

Related Topics:
Child Passenger Safety

Childhood Injury: Cost and Prevention Facts - Bicycle helmets save medical costs for children - Mar 2009

Childhood Injury: Cost and Prevention Facts - Bicycle helmets save medical costs for children
Released Date: Mar 2009

This publication discusses the monetary importance of wearing a helmet, focusing on how much helmets decrease medical and insurance costs.

Related Topics:
Bike Safety

MCH Approach to Preventing Child Maltreatment - Oct 2008

MCH Approach to Preventing Child Maltreatment
Released Date: Oct 2008

This report provides State MCH professionals with information about child maltreatment and how they can help prevent the abuse and neglect of children. It includes four sections: summary of the extent, causes, and consequences of child maltreatment; describes why and how MCH programs can contribute...

Related Topics:
Child Maltreatment

Increasing Seat Belt Use among Teens: A Summary of Research, Resources, and Programs - Sep 2008

Increasing seat belt use among teens: A summary of research, resources, and programs.
Released Date: Sep 2008

This set of resources was originally prepared for a training titled “Initiative to Enhance Seat Belt Use by Adolescents in New Hampshire Communities”. It is intended to serve as an overview of efforts that have been shown to increase seat belt use among teens.

Related Topics:
Teen Driving Safety

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