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Released Date: Jun 2021

The Change Packages list the evidence-based and evidence-informed strategies that will lead to breakthrough improvement in teen driver safety for youth ages 15-19. The Change Packages include the (2015) Child Safety Collaborative Innovation and Improvement Network (CS CoIIN) aim statements, goals,…

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Released Date: Jun 2021

The Change Packages list the evidence-based and evidence-informed strategies that will lead to breakthrough improvement in suicide and self-harm prevention for youth ages 10-19. The Change Packages include the (2015) Child Safety Collaborative Innovation and Improvement Network (CS CoIIN) aim…

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Released Date: Jun 2021

The Change Packages list the evidence-based and evidence-informed strategies that will lead to breakthrough improvement in interpersonal violence prevention for youth ages 0-19. The Change Packages include the (2015) Child Safety Collaborative Innovation and Improvement Network (CS CoIIN) aim…

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Released Date: Jun 2021

The Change Packages list the evidence-based and evidence-informed strategies that will lead to breakthrough improvement in falls prevention for youth age 0-19. The Change Packages include the (2015) Child Safety Collaborative Innovation and Improvement Network (CS CoIIN) aim statements, goals,…

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Released Date: Jun 2021

The Change Packages list the evidence-based and evidence-informed strategies that will lead to breakthrough improvement in child passenger safety for youth ages 0-14. The Change Packages include the (2015) Child Safety Collaborative Innovation and Improvement Network (CS CoIIN) aim statements,…

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Released Date: May 2021

Deaths due to firearms account for almost one-quarter of all injury-related deaths among U.S. children ages 0 – 19. On average, annually over 3,300 U.S. children die and 13,000 suffer non-fatal wounds from firearms.1 There are many proven strategies to prevent firearm-related injuries to children…

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Released Date: May 2021

Nearly 300 children and adolescents die from fire or burn injuries each year,1 and over 100,000 are admitted to a hospital or treated in an emergency department.2,3 Body Fires and burns are the fifth leading cause of unintentional injury-related deaths to children ages <1-19 in the US.4 Proven…

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Released Date: May 2021

Suicide is a complex and preventable multi-factor, multi-level health outcome. Effective prevention requires understanding data such as who is at risk and the factors associated with suicide. This fact sheet shares data on the means of carrying out a suicide act, also referred to as mechanisms of…

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Released Date: Apr 2021

Numbers Drowning is the leading cause of unintentional injury deaths for children ages 1-4. For children and adolescents ages 5-19, drowning is the third leading cause of unintentional injury deaths. Every year in the U.S., approximately 3,700 people die from unintentional drowning. Nearly 900 of…

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Released Date: May 2020

Bullying during childhood and adolescence is painful when it happens and can have long lasting effects, both for the bully and the victim. Despite efforts to decrease bullying, the percentage of students reporting being bullied- roughly one in five- has not changed since bullying-related data began…

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Released Date: May 2020

Child maltreatment (including sexual, physical and emotional abuse) and neglect are serious public health problems which can be prevented. These adverse childhood experiences, resulting in harm, the potential for harm, or threat of harm among children under the age of 18 can be perpetrated by a…

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Released Date: May 2020

Injuries and violence are leading causes of morbidity and mortality among U.S. children and adolescents. These injuries are preventable. The Children's Safety Now Alliance developed a resource guide, "CSN Framework for Quality Improvement and Innovation in Child Safety: A Guide to Implementing…

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Released Date: Mar 2020

Traumatic brain injury (TBI), a condition caused by a bump, blow or jolt to the head which disrupts normal brain function, is a major cause of death and disability in the United States. Nearly 700,000 TBI-related emergency department visits, hospitalizations, and deaths occur annually in US…

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Released Date: Jan 2020

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…

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Released Date: Dec 2019

Toy Injuries in U.S. Children: Know the Facts​ 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. Common injury diagnoses related to toy injuries are laceration, contusion/abrasion, fracture,…

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Released Date: Nov 2019

While electronic cigarettes (“e-cigarettes,” “e-cigs,” “vapes,” “e-hookahs,” “vape pens,” and “electronic nicotine delivery systems”), are generally thought to be less harmful to health than inhaling smoke from combustibles, they still contain toxins and deliver harmful chemicals. E-cigarettes are…

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Released Date: Oct 2019

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…

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Released Date: Aug 2019

The Children’s Safety Network and the CSN Economics and Data Analysis Resource Center recently had an article published in Brain Injuries. "Products and activities associated with non-fatal traumatic brain injuries in children and adolescents – United States 2010-2013" can be found on Taylor and…

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Released Date: May 2019

Injuries are the leading causes of morbidity and mortality among U.S. children and adolescents. State injury and violence prevention programs address a broad range of injury topics across varying populations, with initiatives funded by multiple sources, including federal agencies, hospitals,…

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Released Date: May 2019

Injuries and violence are leading causes of morbidity and mortality among U.S. children and adolescents. These injuries are preventable. Researchers have identified many strategies that are effective in preventing injuries in this population. This paper synthesizes findings from recent systematic…

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