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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The highly anticipated 2016 CORE SVIPP FOA now has forecasting information (not the full FOA) posted on the HHS Grants Forecast site.
CDC has recently updated WISQARS to include 2013 data from the National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS).
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.