CSN Fact Sheets, Reports and Issue Briefs

CSN Fact Sheets, Reports and Issue Briefs

This page displays the CSN Fact Sheets, Reports and Issue Briefs.

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Bullying Victimization among U.S. Youth - Aug 2018

Released Date: Aug 2018

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services defines bullying as repetitive aggressive behavior that is repeated over time and involves an imbalance of power or strength (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC], 2017a). Bullying behaviors may include teasing, name calling, mockery,...

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Injury and Violence Prevention Systems Toolkit - May 2018

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Released Date: May 2018

The injury and violence prevention systems toolkit is a compilation of resources aimed at state and jurisdiction public health practitioners and organizational leaders and managers committed to reducing injuries and violence through systems thinking and quality improvement. The toolkit is organized...

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Building the Child Safety Collaborative Innovation and Improvement Network: How does it work and what is it achieving? - Mar 2018

Released Date: Mar 2018

Injury Prevention published our peer-reviewed manuscript that captures learning and progress from cohort 1 of the CS CoIIN. Building the Child Safety Collaborative Innovation and Improvement Network: How does it work and what is it achieving? can be accessed from the Injury Prevention website. 

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Child Safety CoIIN Change Packages and Outcome Data Worksheets - Feb 2018

Released Date: Feb 2018

The Change Packages list the evidence-based and evidence-informed strategies that will lead to breakthrough improvement in five topic areas of child safety. The Change Packages include the Child Safety CoIIN aim statements, goals, drivers, change ideas, and measures. They were developed by the...

Understanding Disparities in Child and Adolescent Injury: A Review of the Research - Dec 2017

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Released Date: Dec 2017

Health disparities are preventable differences in the burden of injury or of opportunities to achieve optimal health that are experienced by socially disadvantaged populations (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC], 2008). Health disparities are often related to the historical and...

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Costs of Leading Childhood Injuries Fact Sheet - Nov 2017

Released Date: Nov 2017

This fact sheet covers the costs of childhood injuries, including medical costs, work loss costs, and quality of life loss costs. Work loss costs include lost wages of injured persons and lost household work, or, in the case of fatality, lost earnings and household work over the victim’s expected...

Evidence-Based Strategies and Readings in Five Injury Topics - Jul 2017

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Released Date: Jul 2017

This publication lists evidence-based strategies and readings on child passenger safety, falls prevention, interpersonal violence prevention, suicide and self-harm prevention, and teen driver safety.

Stories of Innovation: Collecting Real-Time Outcomes Data for Injury Prevention - Jun 2017

Released Date: Jun 2017

Participants in the Child Safety Collaborative Innovation and Improvement Network (CS CoIIN) are identifying and developing innovative ways to collect real-time outcomes data. Typically, data on injury-related deaths, hospitalizations, and emergency department (ED) visits are centrally collected at...

Preventing Bullying: The Role of Public Health and Safety Professionals - Dec 2016

Released Date: Dec 2016

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.    

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Traumatic Brain Injury among Children and Adolescents Treated in Emergency Departments, United States 2007-2010 - Sep 2015

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Released Date: Sep 2015

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), defined here as a concussion, skull fracture, or internal brain injury, can have life-long cognitive, physical, and financial impacts. Preventing these injuries requires an understanding of what causes them. To understand the causes of TBI, the Children’s Safety...

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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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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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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.

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...

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...

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...

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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...

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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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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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

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...

Teen Dating Violence as a Public Health Issue - Feb 2012

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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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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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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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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...

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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...

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.

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.

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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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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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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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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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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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...

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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.

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