CSN eNewsletter
July 24, 2020
Note from Our Director
Dear Partners,

We are dedicated to continued collaboration with our child safety partners to address social determinants of health and promote health equity.

With our strong commitment to health equity, CSN and Children’s Safety Now Alliance (CSN-A) partners, City MatCH and the National Center for Fatality Review and Prevention (NCRFP), will present on “Applying an Equity Lens to Child Safety” at AMCHP on August 5th from 5 to 6pm ET. CSN is also partnering with NCFRP to develop and pilot a health equity environmental scan for states.

Throughout this newsletter, you will find resources from our CSN-A partners highlighted in purple.

Jennifer Leonardo, PhD
Children’s Safety Network Director
New CSN Resource: Child Maltreatment Prevention Resource Guide
Child maltreatment (including sexual, physical and emotional abuse) and neglect are serious public health problems which can be prevented. These adverse childhood experiences, resulting in harm, the potential for harm, or threat of harm among children under the age of 18 can be perpetrated by a parent, caregiver, or another person in a custodial role (such as a religious leader, a coach, a teacher). According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 1,770 U. S. children died of abuse and neglect in 2018 and at least 1 in 7 children experienced abuse and neglect in the past year.

CSN has produced this resource guide to provide a list of resources for child maltreatment prevention to help state health departments expand and enhance their own child maltreatment prevention efforts. The resource guide is divided into five sections: Organizations; Data Sources, Data and Definitions; Policies, Laws and Legislation; Programs, Campaigns and Resources; and Publications.
Upcoming Events
August 4-6, 2020

CSN is presenting on the following topics:
  • Applying an Equity Lens to Child Safety: Approaches of the Children’s Safety Network
  • Bullying Prevention: A Systems Approach to Applying Evidence-Based & Evidence-Informed Strategies in Your State
  • Suicide Overdoses by Drug Class: Children and Youth Compared to Adults in the United States
  • Phases of Improvement in the Child Safety Learning Collaborative Suicide and Self-Harm Prevention Team
Burn Prevention

Firearm Safety


Intimate Partner Violence Prevention

Motor Vehicle Traffic Safety

Poisoning Prevention

Safe Sleep

Substance Misuse

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.