CSN eNewsletter

February 6, 2024

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Note from Our Director

Dear Partners,  


February features awareness events addressing two important child safety topics: burn injuries and teen dating violence. 


National Burn Awareness Week takes place during the first full week of February each year, this time falling on February 4-10. Proven prevention practices that can take place in the home include properly installing and maintaining smoke alarms, having and practicing an escape plan in the event of a fire, cooking with care, and maintaining a safe hot water temperature. The following CSN resources may help state and local health departments identify additional practices that will support fire and burn safety: 

February is also Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)'s Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS), in 2021, 9.7% of high school students reported experiencing sexual dating violence and 8.5% reported experiencing physical dating violence in the past year. Strategies that may protect teens from dating violence include teaching them skills for healthy and safe relationships, engaging influential adults and peers to promote social norms that support healthy relationships, and creating protective environments in schools and neighborhoods (CDC, 2017). CSN resources dedicated to providing data and evidence-informed prevention practices related to teen dating violence can be found in the newsletter below. 


Resources from our CSN-A partners are highlighted in purple. 


Please widely share these resources with your networks. 



Jennifer Leonardo 

February is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

High school is a time when many adolescents begin to explore the world of dating. These first romantic relationships are developmentally significant as they can help adolescents build the interpersonal and resilience skills needed to navigate romantic relationships throughout their lives. However, not all teen dating relationships are healthy, carrying consequences that last long into adulthood.

These recent CSN resources can be used to guide the work of states and jurisdictions by informing where and how to focus programs and strategies to prevent and reduce teen dating violence:


Amazon, Target, Walmart to Stop Selling Water Beads | ABC News

Reported Drug Use Among Adolescents Continued to Hold Below Pre-Pandemic Levels in 2023 | National Institutes of Health

Seizures May be Cause of Sudden Unexplained Death in Children, Study Using Video Analysis Finds | CBS News

Tiny Magnetic Balls Sold by Walmart Recalled; Regulators Cite 7 Dead and Thousands Hospitalized | NBC News


Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month | love is respect

February 1-29, 2024

Virtual Media Institute | The Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital

February 1, 8, and 15, 2024

1:00PM-5:00PM ET

National Burn Awareness Week | American Burn Association

February 4-10, 2024

Workshop: Advancing the Science on Peer Support and Suicide Prevention | National Institute of Mental Health

February 8, 2024

11:00AM-3:45PM ET

February 12, 2024

11:00AM-3:30PM ET

2024 National Water Safety Conference and Association of Aquatic Professionals Conference | National Drowning Prevention Alliance

February 12-15, 2024


Brain Injury Awareness Month | Brain Injury Association of America

March 1-31, 2024

Equity in Fatality Review: Child and Youth Suicide | National Center for Fatality Review and Prevention (NCFRP)

March 12, 2024

12:00PM-1:00PM ET

National Poison Prevention Week | Health Resources and Services Administration

March 17-23, 2024

Improving Consistency of Child Maltreatment Identification for Sleep-Related SUID | NCFRP

March 21, 2024

3:00PM-4:00PM ET

SAVE THE DATE: CSN Poisoning Prevention Webinar

March 25, 2024

1:00PM-2:00PM ET

More information coming soon!

National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week | National Institute on Drug Abuse

March 18-24, 2024

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

April 13-16, 2024


Child Passenger Safety

Motor Vehicle Crash Injuries Among Occupants Ages 0-12 Years | Safe Kids Worldwide

Motor Vehicle Crash Injuries Among Occupants Ages 13-19 Years | Safe Kids Worldwide


Explore the Title V Federal-State Partnership | HRSA Maternal and Child Health Bureau

Health Equity

Exploring the Power of Youth Leadership in Creating Conditions for Health and Equity | National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine

Juvenile Justice Reform | American Academy of Pediatrics

SmokefreeNATIVE for American Indians and Alaska Natives | Indian Health Service

Systems Mapping Tools to Advance Birth Equity | Association of Material and Child Health Programs

Poisoning Prevention

Reviewing Deaths Due to Poisoning, Overdose, or Acute Intoxication | NCFRP

Suicide and Self-Harm Prevention

Promoting Mental Health and Well-Being in Schools: An Action Guide for School and District Leaders | CDC

Suicide and Suicide Risk in Adolescents | American Academy of Pediatrics

Teen Driving Safety

Young Drivers and Traffic Fatalities: 20 Years of Progress on the Road to Zero | Governors Highway Safety Association


Bullying Prevention

School Bullying and Cyberbullying in Academically Gifted Students: A Systematic Review | Aggression and Violent Behavior

Child Passenger Safety

Safety/Booster Seats in Pediatric Motor Vehicle Crashes: Public Health Concern | The American Journal of Emergency Medicine

Drowning Prevention

Caregiver Water Safety Knowledge and Views of Toddler Water Competency | Injury Epidemiology

Firearms Safety

Firearm-Related Tips in a Statewide School Anonymous Reporting System | Pediatrics


A Multicenter Evaluation of Pediatric Emergency Department Injury Visits During the COVID-19 Pandemic | Injury Epidemiology

Health Equity

Binge Drinking and Depression Symptoms as Risk Factors for Teen Dating Violence Among Sexual Minority Youth | Journal of Family Violence

Estimates of Major Depressive Disorder and Treatment Among Adolescents by Race and Ethnicity | JAMA Pediatrics

Indigenous Voices Against Suicide: A Meta-Synthesis Advancing Prevention Strategies | International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health

Heatstroke in Cars Prevention

Pediatric Vehicular Heatstroke: An Analysis of 296 Cases From the National Fatality Review Case Reporting System | Traffic Injury Prevention

Poisoning Prevention

Characteristics of Melatonin Use Among US Children and Adolescents | JAMA Pediatrics

Substance Misuse Prevention

The Overdose Crisis Among U.S. Adolescents | The New England Journal of Medicine

Use of E-Cigarettes and Cigarettes During Late Pregnancy Among Adolescents | JAMA Network Open

Sudden Unexpected Infant Death Prevention

Video Analyses of Sudden Unexplained Deaths in Toddlers | Neurology

Suicide and Self-Harm Prevention

Social Anxiety and Suicidality in Youth: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis | Research on Child and Adolescent Psychopathology

Which Social Media Platforms Matter and for Whom? Examining Moderators of Links Between Adolescents' Social Media Use and Depressive Symptoms | Journal of Adolescence

Teen Dating Violence Prevention

Dating Violence Prevention Programs for At-Risk Adolescents: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis | Aggression and Violent Behavior

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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.