CSN eNewsletter

April 2, 2024

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Note from Our Director

Dear Partners, 


Several important child injury prevention awareness events are celebrated in April, including National Minority Health Month.

Not just this month, but every month, CSN actively works to advance health equity by:

  • Leading and participating in national panels and workgroups to examine the impact of racism and discrimination on public health
  • Providing technical assistance to Title V agencies on identifying inequities in access to services, adapting programs and resources for diverse populations, and advancing health equity in their communities
  • Supporting Title V agencies in implementing evidence-based programs and interventions that promote child safety and wellbeing for priority populations

Below are some recent CSN resources that can support the work of Title V agencies in building programs, services, and systems that are more equitable:

Please visit our health equity webpage for more CSN health equity resources.

April is also Child Abuse Prevention Month. In 2020, 1,750 children died as a result of abuse and neglect in the United States (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2020). Additionally, data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System 2011-2020 indicate that adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are common in the U.S., with 63.9% of adult respondents recalling that they experienced at least one ACE as a child, and 17.3% experiencing four or more ACEs. Below are CSN and partner resources that provide more data related to child abuse and neglect, information about risk and protective factors, and resources to help inform prevention programs and practices.


Additional resources from our CSN-A partners are highlighted below in purple. 


Please widely share these resources with your networks. 



Jennifer Leonardo

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in the last year, 1 in 7 U.S. children experienced child abuse and neglect. These CSN and partner resources can help guide the work of states and jurisdictions in creating and implementing child abuse and neglect prevention interventions:



Biometric Gun Safes Recalled Due to Serious Injury Hazard and Risk of Death; Imported by Awesafe | U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)

Fentanyl Deaths Rising Among NC Children | North Carolina Health News

How Vending Machines Help States Battle the Opioid Crisis: 'You Don't Know When You're Going to Need These Products' | CNN Health

Steep Rise in Antidepressant Use Noted in Young People During COVID, Especially Among Teen Girls | Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy, University of Minnesota

Up to 19% of Teens Experience Dating Violence. Psychologists Want to Break the Cycle | American Psychological Association


National Public Health Week | American Public Health Association

April 1-7, 2024

Distracted Driving Awareness Month | National Safety Council

April 1-30, 2024

National Child Abuse Prevention Month | Children's Bureau

April 1-30, 2024

National Minority Health Month | National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities

April 1-30, 2024

National Youth Sports Safety Month | National Today

April 1-30, 2024

Gender Inclusion in Fatality Review Webinar | National Center for Fatality Review and Prevention

April 11, 2024

2:00PM-3:00PM ET

AMCHP 2024 Conference: Partnering with Purpose | Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs

April 13-16, 2024

Join the CSN team at the following sessions:

2024 SAVIR Annual Conference | Society for Advancement of Violence and Injury Research

April 15-17, 2024


National Heatstroke Prevention Day | National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

May 1, 2024

National Mental Health Month | Youth.gov

May 1-31, 2024

National Water Safety Month | Pool and Hot Tub Alliance

May 1-31, 2024

National Prevention Week | Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

May 12-18, 2024

International Water Safety Day | International Water Safety Foundation

May 15, 2024

State Technical Assistance Webinar 5: QI 101 - Accessing and Using National, State, and Local Data to Inform Your QI in Child Safety Work | CSN

May 16, 2024

2:00PM-3:00PM ET

SAVE THE DATE: Child Safety Learning Collaborative Webinar | CSN

May 22, 2024

1:00PM-2:00PM ET


Child Passenger Safety

Car Seats: Information for Families | American Academy of Pediatrics

Firearms Safety

Anonymous Reporting Systems | National Center for School Safety

Confronting School Shootings in America: The Pediatrician's Role | Pediatrics

Preventing Firearm Injury and Death with Safe and Secure Storage Policies | Association of State and Territorial Health Officials

Talking About Gun Safety and Safe Storage in Iowa | The University of Iowa Injury Prevention Research Center

Poisoning Prevention

Non-Fire Carbon Monoxide Deaths Associated with the Use of Consumer Products: 2020 Annual Estimates | CPSC

Substance Misuse Prevention

Overdose Prevention and Response Toolkit | SAMHSA

Talk. They Hear You: Age-Appropriate Conversations About Alcohol and Other Drugs | SAMHSA

Sudden Unexpected Infant Death Prevention

Safe to Sleep® Materials | Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Suicide and Self-Harm Prevention

CDC Guidance for Community Assessment and Investigation of Suspected Suicide Clusters, United States, 2024 | CDC

Teen Dating Violence Prevention

Teen Dating Violence - Re-Elevating Awareness & Prevention Strategies | Safe States Alliance


Bullying Prevention

A Scoping Review of Anti-Bullying Interventions: Reducing Traumatic Effect of Bullying Among Adolescents | Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare

Child Maltreatment Prevention

Child Health Needs and the Child Abuse Pediatrics Workforce: 2020-2040 | Pediatrics

Fathers' Mental Ill-Health and Child Maltreatment: A Systematic Review of the Literature | Child and Youth Services Review

Mandated Reporting Policies and the Detection of Child Abuse and Neglect | Child and Youth Services Review

The Effects of Child Maltreatment and Exposure to Intimate Partner Violence on the Co-Occurrence of Anxious/Depressive Symptoms and Aggressive Behavior | Child Abuse & Neglect

The Role of Emotion Recognition in the Intergenerational Transmission of Child Maltreatment: A Multigenerational Family Study | Child Abuse & Neglect

Firearms Safety

Firearm Safe Storage in Rural Families: Community Perspectives About Ownership and Safety Messaging | Health Promotion Practice

School Shootings in the United States: 1997-2022 | Pediatrics


Safe Ground Transport of Pediatric Patients: A Qualitative Assessment of Best Practice Guidelines Implementation | Prehospital Emergency Care

Health Equity

Exploring the Relevance of a Psychology-Based Resilience App (JoyPop™) for Indigenous Youth | Child Abuse & Neglect

Infant Mortality by Selected Maternal Characteristics and Race and Hispanic Origin in the United States, 2019-2021 | CDC National Vital Statistics Reports

Structural Racism and Well-Being Among Young People in the U.S. | American Journal of Preventive Medicine

Trends in Current Electronic Cigarette Use Among Youths by Age, Sex, and Race and Ethnicity | JAMA Network Open

Poisoning Prevention

Notes from the Field: Emergency Department Visits for Unsupervised Pediatric Melatonin Ingestion - United States, 2019-2022 | CDC

Substance Misuse Prevention

Adolescent Residential Addiction Treatment in the US: Uneven Access, Waitlists, and High Costs | Health Affairs

Suicide and Self-Harm Prevention

Antidepressant Dispensing to US Adolescents and Young Adults: 2016-2022 | Pediatrics

Use of Tobacco Products and Suicide Attempts Among Elementary School-Aged Children | JAMA Network Open

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This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under the Child and Adolescent Injury and Violence Prevention Resource Centers Cooperative Agreement (U49MC28422) for $5,000,000 with 0 perfect financed with non-governmental sources. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.