CSN eNewsletter
February 7, 2022
Note from Our Director
Dear Partners,

While deaths and nonfatal injuries from fires and burns have decreased over the past 20 years, there are still far too many occurrences. Fires and burns remain the fifth leading cause of unintentional injury-related deaths to children ages <1-19 in the US.4 With all of us spending more time at home, where 80% of civilian fire deaths occur, sharing proven prevention practices that can be implemented at home is vital. Over the past year, CSN released three new resources on this pressing topic, which are shared in the section below.

CSN convened a meeting of the Children’s Safety Now Alliance Steering Committee on January 20th where members expressed concerns with ongoing child safety issues during the pandemic, including youth mental health, suicide, and substance misuse. Resources and research on these important topics are included in this newsletter. Resources from our Children's Safety Now Alliance partners are highlighted in purple.
Please widely share the resources below with your networks.


Jennifer Leonardo, PhD

Children’s Safety Network Director
Burn Awareness Week is February 6-12, 2022
Nearly 300 children and adolescents die from fire or burn injuries each year, and over 100,000 are admitted to a hospital or treated in an emergency department. These injuries are preventable. During Burn Awareness Week, take time to explore burn prevention tips and evidence-based strategies for burn prevention. Below are three recent CSN resources on Fire and Burn Prevention:


Intimate Partner Violence Prevention

Motor Vehicle Traffic Safety

Substance Misuse Prevention

Sports Injury Prevention

Suicide and Self-Harm Prevention

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 percent 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.