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Safe Infant Sleep: Innovative National and State Efforts to Protect Our Youngest

Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID) is the leading cause of injury fatality for those under age one. This webinar shares examples of a national framework and a state campaign to prevent sleep-related infant deaths. The webinar will begin with information about the National Action Plan to Increase Safe Infant Sleep, a theory-based approach to changing the behaviors of families and other caregivers to implement safe sleep and breastfeeding.

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Dec 09 2015

Child Safety CoIIN Strategy Teams

Strategy teams will be formed based on each of the topics that have been selected at the Child Safety CoIIN Summit. The teams will be comprised of representatives from various organizations within the participating states, territories, and tribal communities. States, territories, and tribal communities will not be required to have representatives on all of the strategy teams, but they will be encouraged to participate in at least two strategy teams. The teams will also include CSN staff and advisors from national organizations and federal agencies with expertise in child safety.

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Hello Child Safety Members,

This is our first newsletter.  This newsletter is meant to keep you up to date on what is happening within the CS CoIIN.

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Wed, 11/11/2015 - 7:21pm -- karen.solis

Hello Child Safety Members,

This is our first newsletter.  This newsletter is meant to keep you up to date on what is happening within the CS CoIIN.

Suicide and the Internet: Changes in the Accessibility of Suicide-Related Information between 2007 and 2014 | Journal of Affective Disorders

Following the ongoing concerns about cyber-suicide, the authors investigated changes between 2007 and 2014 in material likely to be accessed by suicidal individuals searching for methods of suicide.

Twelve search terms relating to suicide methods were applied to four search engines and the top ten hits from each were categorized and analyzed for content. The frequency of each category of site across all searches, using particular search terms and engines, was counted.

Nov 10 2015

Risk Factors for Suicide Attempts and Hospitalizations in a Sample of 39,542 French Adolescents | Journal of Affective Disorders

The high frequency of suicide attempts during adolescence is a serious public health concern. In particular attempts leading to hospitalization, often due to their severity, require careful consideration.

Participants were drawn from a large adolescent general population survey conducted by the French Monitoring Center for Drugs and Drug Addiction and the National Service department. The final sample included 39,542 adolescents aged 17. Participants were surveyed during the “one-day session of civic and military information” using a pen and paper self-administered questionnaire.

Nov 10 2015

Suicide and Suicidal Attempts in the United States: Costs and Policy Implications | Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior

The national cost of suicides and suicide attempts in the United States in 2013 was $58.4 billion based on reported numbers alone. Lost productivity (termed indirect costs) represents most (97.1%) of this cost. Adjustment for under-reporting increased the total cost to $93.5 billion or $298 per capita, 2.1–2.8 times that of previous studies. Previous research suggests that improved continuity of care would likely reduce the number of subsequent suicidal attempts following a previous nonfatal attempt.

Nov 10 2015

Study: Prescription Opioid Use in Teens Associated with Future Misuse | AAP News

Adolescents’ legitimate use of prescription opioids is associated with increased risk for misusing the painkillers when they are adults, according to a new study. This especially holds true for teens who disapprove of illegal drug use and have little experience using drugs.

“The findings are somewhat counterintuitive. … To the extent (physicians are) concerned about the potential for future misuse, it’s the kids who they might not have expected who are at highest risk,” said Richard A. Miech, Ph.D., research professor at the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research.

Nov 10 2015

Abuse, Misuse, and Suicidal Substance Use by Children on School Property | Clinical Toxicology

The purpose of this study was to characterize the epidemiological trends associated with substances used in intentional exposures among children while on school property reported to the U.S. National Poison Data System (NPDS). 

NPDS was queried for intentional (abuse, misuse, suspected suicide, and unknown intentional) exposures reported to occur on school property between calendar years 2004 and 2013. Records were restricted to children 6–18 years of age. Demographic, exposure, and clinical characteristics were assessed. 

Nov 10 2015

American Association of Poison Control Centers Promotes the Safe Use of Medication

The American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC) and the educators at America’s 55 poison centers celebrated National Health Education Week by promoting the safe use, storage, and disposal of over-the-counter medicines. AAPCC and Scholastic, the global children’s publishing, education, and media company, have joined together to help educate tweens on the safe use of over-the-counter (OTC) medicines with a national OTC Medicine Safety education program.

Nov 10 2015

Webinar: The Role of Metropolitan Planning Organizations in Funding Safe Routes to School

In the last transportation bill, Congress combined the Safe Routes to School program with other bicycling and walking funding streams to create the Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP). Congress also gave large metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) decision-making authority over which projects to fund in their regions. 

Dec 08 2015

Liquid Laundry Detergent Packet Webinar | Safe Kids

Young children are little explorers touching and tasting everything around them. We want to keep them safe at home, including in the laundry area, which is often overlooked when parents are child-proofing their homes. Liquid laundry packets are quickly becoming the preferred way to do laundry because they are convenient and pack a powerful clean, but these small packets can also end up in the wrong hands – children’s hands – if proper precautions are not taken. 

Nov 12 2015

E-Cigarette Use Highest Among Young Adults, U.S. Report Finds |

In a first-of-its-kind look at electronic cigarettes, a new U.S. government study reports that nearly 13 percent of American adults have tried e-cigarettes at least once and almost 4 percent use them.

According to the 2014 National Health Interview Survey by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the popularity of e-cigarettes rose slightly among men (about 14 percent) and dipped among women (about 11 percent).

Nov 10 2015

Study of Rear-End Crashes Finds Head Injuries from Rear-Facing Child Seats | Washington Post

A new study showing the potential for children in rear-facing car seats to hit their heads during rear-end crashes worries some safety experts, who say they’re concerned it will wrongly discourage parents from keeping children in the safest rear-facing position.

Nov 10 2015

How a Powerful Anti-Bullying Message Became One Simple Emoji | Huffington Post

There's no need to explain that bullying is horrible, but the problem might be worse than you realize. Kids who witness bullying are more likely to struggle with problems like substance abuse and truancy even if they're not bullied themselves, so the issue radiates well beyond the individual young people who experience abuse.

Nov 10 2015

Autumn Air-fresheners Considered a Poison Risk for Small Children | KY3

The Missouri Poison Center reports an uptick in cases [of air-freshener poisoning] and say these products can be tempting to small children.

"They smell like apples, candy and children are just attracted to it. Especially during meal time. We are busy cooking dinner and children are off exploring," said Julie Weber with Missouri Poison Center.

Experts with the Missouri Poison Center say these autumn food-like smell products deceive children.

Nov 10 2015

How the Internet Has Changed Bullying | The New Yorker

This summer, American Psychologist, the official journal of the American Psychological Association, released a special issue on the topic of bullying and victimization. Bullying is, presumably, as old as humanity, but research into it is relatively young: in 1997, when Susan Swearer, one of the issue’s two editors, first started studying the problem, she was one of the first researchers in the United States to do so.

Nov 10 2015
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Table of Contents

  • What's your theory? Driver diagram serves as tool for building and testing theories for improvement
  • The Hexagon Tool: Exploring Context
  • A Comprehensive Approach to Suicide Prevention
  • Preventing Teen Motor Crashes: Contributions from the Behavioral and Social Sciences: Workshop Report
  • Child Passenger Safety Reports
  • Motor Vehicle Prioritizing Interventions and Cost Calculator for States (MV PICCS)

How Common Are Bullying and Fighting among High Schoolers?

In 2013, US high school students took the CDC’s Youth Risk Behavior Survey. This infographic outlines some of the findings related to bullying and fighting.

Download a printable PDF of the infographic

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