CSN Publications

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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.

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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…

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Released Date: Feb 2017

Suicide is the second leading cause of death for U.S. children and youth ages 10 through 24, claiming an average of 5,390 lives per year (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, WISQARS Leading Cause of Death, Ages 10–24, 2011–2015). The CDC’s 2015 Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) found that…

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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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Released Date: Sep 2016

Motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death among children ages one through 14 (CDC, 2016). In 2013, an average of three children were killed and 470 were injured every day in motor vehicle crashes in the U.S. (NHTSA, 2015). Child passenger safety requires consistent use of correctly…

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Released Date: Jul 2016

Every year in the US, 3,572 people die from drowning. Nine hundred and forty-five of them are children. Children account for one out of four drowning deaths. This infographic from the Children's Safety Network covers the demographics of drownings, locations of drownings, near drowning, and…

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Released Date: May 2016

This CSN infographic focuses on the disparities in child passenger deaths and offers prevention strategies. Download a print version of the infographic Disparities in Child Passenger Safety Motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death among children[*] From 2010 through 2014, an average of…

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Released Date: May 2016

The amount of prescription painkillers prescribed and sold in the U.S. increased nearly four times from 1999 to 2010 (CDC), yet there has not been an overall change in the amount of pain that Americans report. (Chang, H., American Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2014). Prescription and over-the-…

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Released Date: Mar 2016

In 2012, nearly 6,000 children aged 0 through 4 were hospitalized and another 55,000 were treated and released from U.S. emergency rooms for medication poisoning (Health Care Utilization Project, National Inpatient Sample and National Emergency Department Sample, 2012). These poisonings resulted in…

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Released Date: Feb 2016

Falls are the number one leading cause of hospitalized injury in the U.S. for children ages 0 through 14. This infographic has information on the frequency and causes of fall hospitalizations among children and youth.  Download a print version of the infographic   Falls are the number one leading…

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Released Date: Nov 2015

In 2013, US high school students took the CDC’s Youth Risk Behavior Survey. This infographic outlines some of the findings related to bullying and fighting. Download a printable PDF of the infographic How Common Are Bullying and Fighting among High Schoolers? In 2013, US high school students…

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Released Date: Oct 2015

In 2013, fires and burns were the fourth leading cause of injury-related deaths to children ages 1-18 in the U.S. (WISQARS). Most of these deaths were caused by residential fires, although a working smoke detector can reduce by half the risk of dying in a home fire (NFPA). In addition, it is …

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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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Released Date: Jul 2015

Change Packages 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…

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Released Date: Jul 2015

Child Safety CoIIN: A Roadmap to Continuous Quality Improvement The following information uses the analogy of a road trip to describe the steps for participants in the Child Safety CoIIN. We hope it will help you understand how all the different components fit together and how your state,…

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Released Date: Jul 2015

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…

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Released Date: Jul 2015

E-cigarettes contain a liquid nicotine solution that can be poisonous. These products come in bright colors and appealing flavors and scents, making them particularly attractive to young children. Print version of infographic with sources Poster version of infographic Lethality[1] Nicotine is an…

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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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Released Date: Jan 2015

In the 2013 Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS), 20 percent of students reported being bullied on school property and 15 percent reported being electronically bullied in the 12 months preceding the survey. Victimized youth are at increased risk for depression, anxiety, sleep difficulties, and poor…

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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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