CSN Publications

resourceThis page displays all Children’s Safety Network (CSN) publications sorted by date released. Please feel free to download and share through Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or email.

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.

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Released Date: Nov 2014

According to the 2013 Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS), nearly 15 percent of high school students have experienced electronic bullying within the past year. Sexting has become a concern as adolescents text, e-mail, or post explicit pictures of themselves or others on social networking sites.…

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Halloween Safety - Oct 2014
Released Date: Oct 2014

The deadliest day of the year for child pedestrians is Halloween. On average, over two times as many child pedestrians die on Halloween compared to other days. Our Halloween Safety infographic has safety facts and tips to make sure you and your children have a safe and happy Halloween! Print…

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Boating Safety - Sep 2014
Released Date: Sep 2014

In 2013, 560 individuals lost their lives while boating, and 2,620 sustained non-fatal injuries. Forty-nine of those who died and 589 of those who were injured were youth between the ages of 0 and 19 years old. Since 1971, boating deaths have steadily decreased thanks to programs focusing on boater…

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Released Date: Jul 2014

CSN has produced this resource guide to provide a comprehensive, annotated list of resources for pedestrian safety. The resource guide is divided into eight sections: Data; Safe Routes to School; Pedestrian Safety for Preschoolers; Other Programs, Strategies and Campaigns; Program Planning,…

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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…

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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…

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Released Date: Jan 2014

Children often find or handle firearms in the home without their parents' knowledge. In the United States, 2,600,000 children live in homes with unlocked firearms that are stored loaded or with ammunition. Child Access to Firearms in the US discusses the number of children who have firearms in…

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Released Date: Jan 2014

218,851 playground-related injuries are treated in an emergency department each year. This infographic breaks down playground-related injuries by hazard, diagnosis, equipment, and age and sex. Additional resources on playground safety can be found in the text below. Click here for the print version…

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Released Date: Dec 2013

In 2010, 6,581 children and youth ages 0-24 died from firearm-related injuries in the US. The Magnitude of Firearm-Related Fatalities in Children and Youth breaks down the firearm-related fatalities of children and youth by age and intent. This is the second infographic in a three-part series of…

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Released Date: Nov 2013

This infographic covers three types of firearm-related injuries and how they affect children and youth: homicide, suicide, and unintentional. This is the first in a three-part series of infographics about firearms. The other infographics in the series are available here:  The Magnitude of Firearm-…

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Released Date: Nov 2013

Every year, an average of 67,124 child pedestrians are injured. 704 of those child pedestrians die. As it grows darker earlier, child pedestrians become harder to see. 36% of the deaths of children under 16 occurred between 3:00 and 7:00 PM. This infographic from Children's Safety Network covers…

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Released Date: Sep 2013

Though child passenger fatalities have decreased, motor vehicle-related injuries are still a leading cause of death for children. Proper use of child restraints can significantly reduce the risk of injury and death for children. Unfortunately, many child restraints are used incorrectly. This…

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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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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…

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Released Date: May 2013

The Children’s Safety Network (CSN) has compiled this resource guide on Firearm Safety and Firearm Violence Prevention to provide state Maternal and Child Health and Injury and Violence Prevention programs with a summary of what is available in the area of firearm safety and prevention. This guide…

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Released Date: May 2013

CSN is pleased to provide this resource guide on the critical issue of traumatic brain injury (TBI). Studies have found that the four most common causes of TBI are falls, motor vehicle/traffic crashes, struck by/against events, and assaults (Centers for Disease and Control Prevention 2010). In this…

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CSN Overview - Feb 2013
Released Date: Feb 2013

This overview summarizes the work of the Children's Safety Network.

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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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Released Date: Sep 2012

CSN released this infographic on all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), which includes information on ATV-related fatalities, ATV risk factors, and ATV safety tips. Print version of ATV Infographic  

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