CSN eNewsletter
March 17, 2021
Note from Our Director
Dear Partners,

One year ago, I began this newsletter with:

The Children’s Safety Network is committed to working to keep infants, children, and adolescents safe and healthy, especially during this challenging time in which the world joins together to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus COVID-19.

At that time, none of us knew the impact COVID-19 would have on our work and our world. Injury and violence prevention work has taken many new forms in response to these challenges. Title V agencies working through the Child Safety Learning Collaborative have exhibited strong leadership and applied sound quality improvement approaches and tools to their work to successfully pivot, face new challenges, reach families, and keep children and adolescents safe. CSN has worked with Title V agencies to support the use of real time data, share resources, build partnerships, and learn with one another. We invite you to join us on Thursday, March 18th from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM EDT for our latest State Technical Assistance Webinar Child Safety Amidst Disruption: How State Health Departments Reassessed and Pivoted their Work During COVID-19. Throughout this newsletter, you will find resources from our Children's Safety Now Alliance partners highlighted in purple. 


Jennifer Leonardo, PhD

Children’s Safety Network Director
National Poisoning Prevention Week is
March 21- 27, 2021
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 300 children ages <1 – 19 are treated in the emergency department each day as a result of poisoning.
Although we know data is still coming in, we have observed many households have increased their use of cleaning and disinfecting products. Between January 1 and March 31, 2020, the CDC reported a 20% increase in calls to poison control centers regarding cleaner and disinfectant exposures.
However, while most people think of household chemicals when thinking about poisoning prevention, potential everyday items such as medicines and vitamins, batteries, personal care products, and tobacco and e-cigarette products can be poisonous to children as well.
These injuries are preventable. Prevention Tips include:
  • Lock medicines and toxic products up and away, in their original packages.
  • Store the national poison control number 1-800-222-1222 in your cellphone and have it near every other phone in your home
  • Read the label and carefully follow any directions/warnings on medicines when giving them to children

Learn more about poisoning prevention at the resources below:
This Month's Events
Firearm Safety


Motor Vehicle Traffic Safety

Substance Misuse Prevention

Suicide Prevention

Traumatic Brain Injury 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.