CSN eNewsletter
December 14, 2021
Note from Our Director
Dear Partners,

With the holidays upon us, CSN aspires to support your work helping children safely enjoy this season.

During the gift-giving season, it is vital that parents and caregivers are provided education on developmentally appropriate, safe toys for children and adolescents. Between 2015 and 2018, U.S. children and adolescents ages 0-19 sustained over 1 million toy-related injuries that were treated in emergency departments. Common injuries include lacerations, contusions and abrasion, fractures, strains and sprains, internal injuries and foreign objects (U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission). For more information, please see CSN’s infographic Toy Injuries in Children: Know the Facts.

Holiday cooking and decorating, while fun activities for children, also present increased risk of fires and burn injuries. Families should keep children at least three feet from all heat sources, install and maintain smoke alarms, and keep flammable materials in a secured high place. For more strategies and resources on fire and burn prevention, please see CSN’s Fire and Burn Prevention Resource Guide.

Please widely share the below resources with your networks. Throughout this newsletter, you will find resources from our Children's Safety Now Alliance partners highlighted in purple.

Please know we will work with you to continue prevention efforts to keep our children safe and to provide you with the resources and tools you need in 2022.


Jennifer Leonardo, PhD

Children’s Safety Network Director
New CSN Resource: Child Safety Data Maps
The Child Safety Learning Collaborative (CSLC) addresses the leading causes of child and adolescent injuries, fatalities and hospitalizations for youth ages 0-19. These data maps provide recent data and statistical comparisons of national and state rates for five child safety topics:

Bicycle Safety

Firearm Safety


Intimate Partner Violence Prevention

Substance Misuse Prevention


Sudden Unexpected Infant Death 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.