As the leaves finalize their descent and turkeys fly off the shelves, the end of November is a time we spend with family thinking about all the things we’re grateful for. This month also includes an important day for child safety, with National Injury Prevention Day (NIPD) being on November 18. Founded in 2020, NIPD aims to raise awareness about the need for injury prevention measures. A webinar hosted by Christopher Jones discussing NIPD will take place at 10:00am EST, and a one-hour live Twitter chat will take place at 1:00pm EST.
Unintentional injuries remain the leading cause of death for youth under the age of 19, so it is vital to remain aware of potential dangers during the upcoming holiday season. Incidents involving motor vehicle crashes, drowning, suffocation, and poisoning have especially high or increased rates of death. Below are some recent CSN resources related to these and other injury prevention topics:
Throughout this newsletter, you will find resources from our Children's Safety Now Alliance partners highlighted in purple.
Please widely share these resources with your networks.
Jennifer Leonardo, PhD
New CSN Resource:
Child Passenger Safety Infographic
Approximately 842 of 1,093 child traffic fatalities in 2020 occurred among occupants of a moving vehicle (NHTSA, 2020). In CSN’s new Child Passenger Safety Infographic, learn more about recent child passenger safety statistics and ways to prevent child traffic fatalities with the use of proper restraints and environmental behaviors. The infographic is available for download in both English and Spanish.
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.