CSN eNewsletter

July 2, 2024

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Note from Our Director

Dear Partners, 


The Fourth of July is an important time to focus on how to prevent child injuries and deaths related to fireworks.  


According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in 2022, 73% of the 10,200 fireworks-related injuries treated in U.S. hospital emergency departments occurred around July 4. Children and teens ages 10-19 had the highest estimated rates of fireworks-related injuries. To prevent fireworks injuries and deaths, the CPSC recommends the following prevention practices

  • Do not allow children to play with or ignite fireworks  
  • Keep a large container of water or a hose nearby in case a fire starts 
  • Move away from fireworks quickly after lighting them 
  • Never attempt to re-light or pick up fireworks that did not fully ignite 


Other events taking place in July include two CSN-hosted webinars. On July 18, from 2:00PM-3:00PM ET, CSN will host its 6th State Technical Assistance Webinar, "Planning for Integrating Health Equity in Child Safety." CSN’s Rebecca Bishop and Strategic Prevention Technical Assistance Center's Sarah Ivan will discuss how to develop a health equity plan for child safety, with a particular focus on assessing and using data to inform areas of greatest need, readiness, aims, and programmatic focus. 


On July 23, from 2:00PM-3:00PM ET, CSN will host another public webinar, "Preventing Injuries in Children with Autism." In this webinar, Sarah Tinker, Ph.D. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC]) will present an overview of autism spectrum disorder in U.S. children, including why they may be at increased risk for injuries. Shericka Harris, MSPH (CDC) will describe unintentional drowning deaths in the U.S. among children and adolescents where autism was identified as a contributing cause of death. Jiabin Shen, Ph.D., and Yan Wang, Ph.D. (University of Massachusetts Lowell) will present their population-based research that investigates disparities in injury and injury-related medical service utilization in children with autism using 22 years of data from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS).


In late May, CSN published a new resource guide, "Child Safety National Public Health Partners," developed in collaboration with the Children's Safety Now Alliance (CSN-A). More information about this resource can be found below. 


Additional resources related to these and other child safety and cross-cutting topics are also provided in the newsletter, with those from our CSN-A partners highlighted in purple. 


Please widely share these resources with your networks. 



Jennifer Leonardo 

New CSN Child Safety National Public Health Partners Resource Guide

Title V agencies working in injury and violence prevention and child safety address a broad range of injury topics across diverse populations. Partnering with national level public health agencies, organizations, and networks can play an important role in increasing the reach and impact of child safety programs. Benefits may include:

  •  Improved ability to reach underserved populations, address social determinants of health, and reduce health inequities 
  • Training and technical assistance on key areas, such as workforce development, systems improvement, evidence-based practices, using data to drive decision-making, and program evaluation
  •  Sharing of information, data, and resources 
  • Access to new funding opportunities

This resource guide, produced in collaboration with the CSN-A, provides Title V agencies with information on nationally focused public health organizations that work to advance child safety. The guide presents a brief description of each agency or organization, followed by topic areas and activities related to child safety that may provide opportunities for collaboration.


130,000 More Gun Safes Recalled After Fingerprint Locking Feature Fails, Allows Access to Children | AAP News

Calls to U.S. Poison Control Centers are Becoming More Severe | U.S. News and World Report

How Teens View Social Media's Impact on their Mental Health | CNN Health

NDPA and AAP Share Life-Saving Insights on Childhood Drowning Prevention Ahead of Official Start of Summer and Water Recreation Season | National Drowning Prevention Alliance

Teens Who Use Marijuana Are More Likely to Suffer Psychotic Disorders, Study Finds | NBC News

U.S. Poison Centers See Dramatic Increase in Young Children Exposed to Illicit Fentanyl | America's Poison Centers


Features to Improve Data Quality: National Fatality Review-Case Reporting System Version 6.1 | National Center for Fatality Review and Prevention

July 10, 2024

3:00PM-4:00PM ET

SIDS Awareness Month 2024 Planning Webinar | Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

July 16, 2024

1:00PM-2:00PM ET

State Technical Assistance Webinar 6: Planning for Integrating Health Equity in Child Safety | CSN

July 18, 2024

2:00PM-3:00PM ET

Preventing Injuries in Children with Autism Webinar | CSN

July 23, 2024

2:00PM-3:00PM ET

World Drowning Prevention Day | World Health Organization

July 25, 2024


National Back to School Month | National Safety Council

August 1-31, 2024

National Cheer Safety Month | USA Cheer

August 1-31, 2024

Safe States Annual Injury and Violence Prevention Conference | Safe States Alliance

August 20-22, 2024

Join the CSN team at our booth and at the following sessions:

  • Understanding ACEs Disparities and Promoting Protective Factors
  • Increasing the Reach of Prevention Messaging through Accessibility
  • Building Quality Improvement into Child Safety Systems

International Overdose Awareness Day | Penington Institute

August 31, 2024

2024 AAP National Conference & Exhibition | American Academy of Pediatrics

September 27-October 1, 2024


Drowning Prevention

Drowning Prevention: Training Lifeguards with Virtual Reality | The University of Iowa Injury Prevention Research Center


Child Safety National Public Health Partners Resource Guide | CSN

School Safety and Reporting Resources for the K-12 Community | SchoolSafety.gov

Health Equity

Keeping Autistic Children Safe While Sleeping | Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Messaging and Communications to People at Higher Risk for or Disproportionately Impacted by Suicide | 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

Safe Travel for All Children: Transporting Children with Special Health Care Needs | Indiana University School of Medicine Automotive Safety Program

Motor Vehicle Traffic Safety

Traffic Safety Facts: 2022 Data - Children | National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

Poisoning Prevention

Safe Administration of Medication in School: Policy Statement | Pediatrics

Social Emotional Learning

Cost-Effectiveness of Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Treatment | Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health (IECMH) Technical Assistance Center

Cost Effectiveness of Prevention Approaches to Support Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health | IECMH Technical Assistance Center

Suicide and Self-Harm Prevention

SPRC 2023 Tribal Suicide Prevention Needs Assessment | Suicide Prevention Resource Center

Zero Suicide Toolkit for Children's Hospitals | Zero Suicide Institute at Education Development Center

Teen Driving Safety

2022 Teen Distracted Driver Data | NHTSA


Bullying Prevention

Correlates of Responses to Peer Provocation and Bullying in Middle Childhood: A Systematic Review | Aggression and Violent Behavior

Cyberbullying Intervention and Prevention Programmes in Primary Education (6 to 12 Years): A Systematic Review | Aggression and Violent Behavior

Prevalence, Inequalities, and Impact of Bullying in Adolescence: Insights from the #BeeWell Study | International Journal of Bullying Prevention

Child Maltreatment Prevention

Prevalence of Positive Childhood Experiences among Adults — Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, Four States, 2015-2021 | Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report

Child Passenger Safety

Child Passenger Safety: Implementation and Evaluation of a Virtual Educational Intervention for Parents and Caregivers | Accident Analysis & Prevention

Firearm Safety

Associations between Experiencing Violence, Owning a Firearm for Protection and Firearm Storage: A Nationally Representative Analysis of US Caregivers of Teens | Injury Prevention

Health Equity

Expanding the Question-Persuade-Refer (QPR) Evidence Base: Youth Suicide Prevention among the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians | Healthcare

Preparing to “Live a Life of Possibilities”: Experiences of Healthcare Providers Readying Autistic Adolescents and Their Families for Independent Driving | Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders

Structural Adverse Childhood Experiences Associated with Suicidal Ideation, Suicide Attempts, and Repetitive Nonsuicidal Self-Injury among Racially and Ethnically Minoritized Youth | Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior

The Association of Sexual Minority Status and Bullying Victimization Is Modified by Sex and Grade: Findings from a Nationally Representative Sample | BMC Public Health


The Injury Prevention Program to Reduce Early Childhood Injuries: A Cluster Randomized Trial | Pediatrics

Substance Misuse Prevention

Bullying Victimization, Gender, and Adolescent Substance Use: The Moderating Role of School Connectedness | Crime & Delinquency

Suicide Prevention

Identifying Subgroups of Youth Suicide Decedents Based on Clinical Profiles of Psychiatric and Medical Diagnoses: A Latent Class Analysis | Journal of Adolescent Health

Prevalence of Youth Experiencing Homelessness and its Association with Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors: Findings from a Population-Based Study | Psychiatry Research

Reducing Firearm Access for Youth at Risk for Suicide in a Pediatric Emergency Department | Frontiers in Public Health

Trends in Adolescent Suicide by Method in the US, 1999-2020 | JAMA Network Open

Young Worker Safety

Evaluation of Changes in Knowledge and Attitude among Youth After a One-Hour Introduction to Workplace Safety and Health: Safety Matters | Journal of Safety Research

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