CSN eNewsletter
December 15, 2020
CSN Wishes You a Safe and Healthy Holiday Season!
Note from Our Director
Dear Partners,

As 2020 draws to a close, we look back at the resilience we all have shown in our commitment to ensuring the safety of all children. We have risen to meet our communities’ need for support to provide safe, stable, and nurturing environments for children and adolescents and to address health inequities that have amplified during the coronavirus pandemic.

As the holidays approach, this season presents unique challenges. We want to remain vigilant in anticipating any increased risk for child and adolescent injury and violence during this time. Children and adolescents are spending more time in the home, the weather is getting colder, families and friends are making decisions on how to maintain social distance and remain safe, and parents and caregivers are challenged to meet multiple work and family demands.
Below are CSN resources to help prevent injury related deaths, hospitalizations, and emergency department visits during the holiday season. Carbon monoxide is responsible for more than 430 deaths and approximately 50,000 emergency department visits each year. In addition, between 2015 and 2018, 1 million toy-related injuries were sustained by children and adolescents in the U.S.

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

Please know we will work with you to continue prevention efforts to keep our children safe and to provide you with the resources and tools you need in 2021.


Jennifer Leonardo, PhD

Children’s Safety Network Director
Upcoming Events
Child Abuse and Neglect Meets the Press: Responsible News Coverage of Difficult Topics | TRANSFORM Research Center
Thursday, December 17, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST

Upcoming CSN Webinar:
Partnering for Child Safety: Fatality Review Teams and State Title V Programs
Thursday, January 14, 2021
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST
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.