CSN eNewsletter
August 26, 2020
Note from Our Director
Dear Partners,

Virtually or in-person our communities are beginning a new school year. Recently, I joined an EDC expert conversation on how to help our children with feelings of anxiety, isolation, and trauma as they return to school. Our communities need continued support to provide safe, stable, and nurturing environments for children and adolescents and to address educational inequities that have amplified during the coronavirus pandemic.

True to our shared mission of advancing equity in injury and violence prevention, CSN will join our partners, Safe States Alliance, at their annual conference on September 9th. In the events section of this newsletter, you can learn more about CSN’s presentations on addressing health inequality and racism in times of change and hear examples from our Child Safety Learning Collaborative of addressing equity in injury and violence prevention.

Throughout this newsletter, you will continue to find resources from our CSN-A partners highlighted in purple.

Jennifer Leonardo, PhD
Children’s Safety Network Director
CSN Resource: Social and Emotional Learning and Mental Health: An Integrated Approach to Promote Child and Adolescent Wellbeing Webinar
Addressing children’s mental health and wellbeing will be vital as we return to school, in any form. A growing body of research shows that proactive support of young people’s social emotional development and mental health contributes to reduced risk behavior, including violence and substance misuse. Given this research, a growing number of communities are using evidence-based social and emotional learning programs and practices to promote young people’s health and wellbeing.

Check out CSN’s February State Technical Assistance Webinar (STAW) to learn how communities can integrate SEL and mental health support systems to address the needs of all children and adolescents. We also provide practical examples of how state agencies can support schools and community organizations in adopting and integrating evidence-based SEL and mental health practices using a multi-tiered system of support (MTSS) framework. 
Upcoming Events
CSN Webinar: Preventing Suicide and Self Harm in Black Youth
4pm-5pm ET, September 10, 2020

NOTE: Due to overwhelming interest, we had to close our Preventing Suicide and Self Harm in Black Youth webinar registration early because we have reached capacity. We will send out a link to the webinar recording when it is posted.

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September 9-11, 2020

CSN will virtually present:

  • Addressing Health Equity in Times of Change 9/9/2020 12:30-1:00pm ET
  • Advancing Equity through the CSLC 9/9/2020 12:30-1:00pm ET 
  • Unpacking Structural Racism and Health Inequities/STRYVE Action Council, 9/9, 1:30-2:15 pm ET
  • Adolescent Suicide Trends and Case-Fatality Rates by Mechanism 9/9, 2:30-3:00 pm ET 

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.