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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 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 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: 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: Apr 2018

Teen dating abuse is physical, sexual, or emotional abuse (including stalking) that occurs between teens and pre-teens in a relationship. It can take place in person or online, and can involve a current or past partner (CDC, 2016).  Teen dating abuse is quite common, affecting around one in ten…

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Released Date: Jul 2017

Teenagers contribute to, and suffer from, the consequences of motor vehicle collisions at a disproportionate rate. Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for youth ages 15–20. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) (Young Drivers: 2015 Data - Traffic…

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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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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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: 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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