CSN Publications

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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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Released Date: May 2019

The Children's Safety Now Alliance, representing injury prevention leaders and experts from national organizations, federal agencies, state health departments, hospitals, and universities, has created this fact sheet to assist public health practitioners to (a) use a health equity lens in their…

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Released Date: Apr 2019

Dr. Bina Ali of the Children’s Safety Network Economics and Data Analysis Resource Center is the lead author in a new study published in Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. “Trends in Drug Poisoning Deaths Among Adolescents and Young Adults in the United States, 2006–2015” found that the…

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Released Date: Jan 2019

The Children’s Safety Network and the CSN Economics and Data Analysis Resource Center recently had an article published in Global Pediatric Health. "Consumer Products Contributing to Fall Injuries in Children Aged <1 to 19 Years Treated in US Emergency Departments, 2010 to 2013: An Observational…

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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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Released Date: Jul 2018

Heatstroke happens quickly and can be deadly. This infographic goes over the numbers on heatstroke in cars, the circumstances of deaths, clears up common misconceptions about heatstroke, and provides safety tips. Download a PDF of the infographic for printing BY THE NUMBERS 10 minutes: the amount…

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Released Date: May 2018

This infographic focuses on the suicide rates (per 100,000) of adolescents and young adults ages 10 through 24 from 2014-2016. It breaks out these deaths by sex, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, and location. Download a PDF of the infographic for printing This is part of a series on injury…

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Released Date: May 2018

This infographic focuses on the homicide rates (per 100,000) of children, adolescents, and young adults ages 0 through 24 from 2014-2016. It breaks out these homicides by sex, race/ethnicity, and location. Download a PDF of the infographic for printing This is part of a series on injury disparities…

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Released Date: May 2018

This infographic focuses on the rates (per 100,000) of drug poisoning deaths of adolescents and young adults ages 10-24 from 2014-2016. It breaks out these deaths by sex, race/ethnicity, and location. Drug poisoning is defined as an improper use of illicit drugs or medicine that is either…

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