CSN eNewsletter
April 13, 2021
Note from Our Director
Dear Partners,

In the early days of the pandemic, CSN highlighted child safety areas relevant to children spending more time at home. These included firearm safety and drowning prevention, two topics featured in this month’s newsletter.

The newly released drowning prevention infographic, Disparities in U.S. Childhood and Adolescent Drowning Deaths, highlights differences in the rates of drowning deaths in children, as well as provides a list of risk factors and prevention recommendations.

Firearm injuries and deaths are a public health epidemic. In the last weeks, while the nation has mourned recent gun violence deaths, new research has highlighted the need for more public health approaches to firearm safety. Over the next months, CSN will publish a resource on firearm safety, focused on how states, jurisdictions and communities can work to reduce firearm injuries and deaths.

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
New CSN Resource: Disparities in U.S. Childhood and Adolescent Drowning Deaths
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, drowning is the leading cause of unintentional injury deaths for children ages 1-4. For children and adolescents ages 5-19, drowning is the third leading cause of unintentional injury deaths.

In CSN’s new infographic, Disparities in U.S. Childhood and Adolescent Drowning Deaths, differences in the rates of drowning deaths in children by sex, race/ethnicity, and geographic location are highlighted along with prevention steps.
This Month's Events
Upcoming CSN Webinar: Protecting Children from Heatstroke in Vehicles
April 22, 2021 2:00 PM- 3:00 PM EDT
Webinar: Reviewing and Entering Data on Deaths Related to COVID-19 | Center for Fatality Review & Prevention
April 27, 2021 02:00 PM- 3:00 PM EDT

April 26-28, 2021

April 26-30, 2021
Child Maltreatment Prevention

Firearm Safety


Intimate Partner Violence Prevention
Sports Injury Prevention

Sudden Unexpected Infant Death Prevention
Suicide and Self Harm 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.