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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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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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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

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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…

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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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Released Date: Feb 2012

This document outlines how CSN can assist state MCH and IVP programs.

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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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