Toy Injuries in U.S. Children: Know the Facts Infographic

Between 2015 and 2018, U.S. children and adolescents ages 0-19 sustained over 1 million toy-related injuries that were treated in emergency departments. This infographic provides data on categories of toys involved in injuries and differences in toy-related injures for males and females.

Resources for Preventing Poisonings Among Children and Youth From Electronic Cigarettes

Clinicians, school staff, coaches, parents and policy makers can all play a role in preventing the use of e-cigarettes among youth and young adults. Included in the resource guide are some resources designed to help.

Sudden Unexpected Infant Deaths in the United States Infographic

Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID) refers to the sudden and unexpected death of an infant younger than one year of age. This infographic goes over the definition of SUID, the racial/ethnic differences in SUID rates, risk factors for SUID and provides resources on reducing SUID and promoting safe sleep.

Video: Preventing Injuries, Saving Lives

In the United States, 14,000 children and adolescents ages 0–19 die of injuries, 227,000 are hospitalized, and 8.7 million visit the emergency department. EDC’s Children’s Safety Network (CSN) is a national resource center for state and jurisdiction health departments working to promote child and adolescent safety through injury and violence prevention. Hear from Jennifer Leonardo, CSN; Rachel Heitmann, Tennessee Department of Health; and Brad Rholing, Rutherford County School.

Webinar: Improving Injury Outcomes: Understanding Health Equity from a Systems Perspective

In this webinar, offered by CSN and the Children’s Safety Now Alliance, participants were challenged to think differently, ask deeper questions, and consider how to approach their work through a health equity lens. Presenters included: Jessica Ehule, MS, MSPH, (CityMatCH), Sasha Mintz, MPH, (Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment). Abby Collier, MS, (National Center for Fatality Review and Prevention), moderated this webinar.

Journal Article on Drug Poisoning Deaths Among Adolescents and Young Adults

“Trends in Drug Poisoning Deaths Among Adolescents and Young Adults in the United States, 2006–2015” found that the nationwide opioid epidemic has led to an increase in the death rate for young people from overdoses.

CSN COVID-19 Update

Children's Safety Network is committed to working to keep infants, children, and adolescents safe and healthy, especially during this challenging time in which the world joins together to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus COVID-19. We know that many of you are turning your attention to addressing this growing concern. Please know we will work with you to continue prevention efforts to keep our children safe and to provide you with the resources and tools you need.

Archived CSN Webinars

[CSN Webinar - Apr 16 2020 - 1:00pm], [ Event - Apr 16 2020 - 1:00pm], [ CSLC Event - Apr 16 2020 - 1:00pm]

The April 2020 State Technical Assistance Webinar (STAW) was be on “Applying a Health Equity Lens to Child Safety.”

Description: Health inequities exist and are reflected in differences in length and quality of life, as well as the rates and severity of injuries. The Children’s Safety Network is leading efforts to reduce child and adolescent injury disparities and promote health equity...

Child Safety Learning Collaborative

The Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB), in cooperation with the Children’s Safety Network, is launching the second cohort of a new Child Safety Learning Collaborative for state and jurisdiction Title V agencies. The aim of the Learning Collaborative is to reduce fatal and serious injuries among infants, children, and adolescents. The second cohort begins May 2020 and continues for 18 months to October 2021.  We will begin soliciting for Cohort 3 in the summer of 2021, so stay tuned!

The Learning Collaborative focuses on five topic areas: Bullying Prevention, Motor Vehicle Traffic Safety (includes child passenger safety and teen driver/passenger safety), Poisoning Prevention (includes the prevention of prescription medication misuse/abuse), Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID) Prevention, and Suicide and Self-Harm Prevention. 

_____________________________________________________________________________________________________

Welcome, current Child Safety Learning Collaborative Members!   Go to Child Safety Learning Collaborative Member Section

CSN on Twitter

Back to Top