We are excited to announce Education Development Center (EDC) was awarded the Children’s Safety Network Program (CSN) for 2023 through 2028 by the Health Resources and Services Administration Maternal and Child Health Bureau! We look forward to continuing to partner with you to ensure all infants, children, and youth are safe and healthy and have equitable access to resources to reach their full potential.
As we close out our current project year this month, we are producing two webinars, presenting two conference posters, and promoting our newly released resource guide, titled "Adapting Child Safety Interventions," created in collaboration with our Children's Safety Now Alliance (CSN-A) partners.
Tomorrow, May 3, from 2-3PM ET, CSN is hosting a Child Safety Learning Collaborative webinar. States participating in the Child Safety Learning Collaborative (CSLC), an initiative of CSN, will share how they have used quality improvement and innovation tools to work towards their goals.
CSN's second upcoming webinar, "Exploring the Relationship between Bullying and Substance Use," will be held on Tuesday, May 23, from 2-3PM ET. Dr. Laura Crothers of Duquesne University and Chuck Klevgaard of Education Development Center (EDC) will discuss the relationship between youth bullying and substance use and provide ways to address these problems. Dr. Charles Irwin, an active member of the CSN-A, will moderate this webinar.
CSN is also presenting at this year's annual Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP) conference from May 6-9. Bina Ali, Director of the Children’s Safety Network Economics and Data Analysis Resource Center (CSN EDARC), will present a poster centered around health equity, and Lauren Gilman, CSN's Bullying Prevention Topic Lead and CSLC Co-Manager, will present a poster centered around bullying prevention.
Late last month, CSN released a new resource guide, "Adapting Child Safety Interventions," developed in collaboration with the CSN-A. The guide provides information and resources on how to adapt evidence-based practices (EBPs), including an overview of core elements and other key concepts and of specific steps in program adaptation. The guide also provides examples from the field and resources for implementing each step of the adaptation process.
Throughout this newsletter, you will find resources from our CSN-A partners highlighted in purple.
Please widely share these resources with your networks.