CSN eNewsletter
June 17, 2022
Note from Our Director
Dear Partners,

In the wake of the heartbreaking news of the past few weeks, CSN joins our partners in grieving and focusing our efforts on preventing gun violence. Approximately nine children and adolescents ages 0 to 19 die by firearm injury each day in the United States, with about five of those deaths being homicide-related and three being suicide-related. Gun violence affects individuals, families, communities and our nation. We urge all partners to join together in prevention efforts and in caring for the wellbeing of our children and adolescents, especially during this time when they are likely to experience a range of emotions and thoughts related to school shootings. See the section below for more resources on firearm safety.
In addition to elevating the prevention of gun violence, we also ask ourselves and our partners, particularly this month, to focus on increasing awareness of inequities facing LGBTQ+ youth. June is Pride Month and throughout this newsletter, you will find research and resources for supporting LGBTQ+ youth.

Resources and research on these topics are included in this newsletter. Resources from our Children's Safety Now Alliance partners are highlighted in purple.

Please widely share these resources with your networks.


Jennifer Leonardo, PhD

Children’s Safety Network Director
Resources for Gun Violence Prevention
On average, over 3,000 children and adolescents ages 0 to 19 die each year in the U.S. from a firearm injury and firearm injury deaths rates have increased in recent years. Preventing these deaths requires comprehensive strategies including:
  • safe storage of firearms
  • suicide means reduction
  • clinician screening and counseling on firearm safety
  • families, schools, and communities working together to provide social and emotional learning and behavioral skills training to youth to prevent harmful use of firearms

CSN Resources:
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Burn Prevention

Child Maltreatment Prevention

Firearm Safety


Intimate Partner Violence Prevention
Motor Vehicle Traffic Safety

Poisoning Prevention
Substance Misuse 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.