CSN eNewsletter
June 17, 2021
Note from Our Director
Dear Partners,

As the school year ends, it is a time when our injury and violence prevention focus shifts to ensure children have a safe and healthy summer. Recent CSN topics of focus include heatstroke, drowning, and fire and burn prevention.

In addition to these important child safety areas, and with children spending more time at home during the summer months, we want to call attention to firearm safety.

On average, over 3,300 U.S. children die and 13,000 suffer non-fatal wounds from firearms annually. In addition, approximately 7% of U.S. children (4.6 million) live in homes in which at least one firearm is stored loaded and unlocked. There are proven strategies to prevent firearm-related injuries and CSN’s new Firearm Safety 2021 Resource Guide highlights how states, jurisdictions and communities can work to reduce firearm injuries and deaths among children.

Looking ahead, CSN is excited to announce that applications are now open for the third cohort of the Child Safety Learning Collaborative! The third cohort will begin in November 2021 and continue for 18 months to April 2023. Learn more below on how to apply to this national initiative to reduce fatal and serious injuries among infants, children, and adolescents.

Throughout this newsletter, you will find resources from our Children's Safety Now Alliance partners highlighted in purple.


Kindly,

Jennifer Leonardo, PhD

Children’s Safety Network Director
New CSN Resource:
Firearm Safety 2021 Resource Guide
Deaths due to firearms account for almost one-quarter of all injury-related deaths among U.S. children ages 0 – 19. On average, annually over 3,300 U.S. children die and 13,000 suffer non-fatal wounds from firearms. There are many proven strategies to prevent firearm-related injuries to children and youth, including the safe storage of firearms, focusing prevention efforts on the people and places most likely to be affected, and removing firearms from the home if your child is experiencing a mental health problem or life crisis. Learn more about firearm safety resources in CSN’s new Firearm Safety 2021 Resource Guide.


The Children’s Safety Network, in cooperation with the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB), is launching the second cohort of the Child Safety Learning Collaborative to reduce fatal and serious injuries among infants, children, and adolescents.

The application for Cohort 3 of the Children's Safety Learning Collaborative (CSLC) is live! Learn more about the CSLC and download the application for Cohort 3 here.

Current participating states are encouraged to apply for new topics and/or continue with their current topics. New states are encouraged to apply for 1-2 topics. The Cohort will launch in November 2021.
IN THE MEDIA
This Month's Events
Upcoming Awareness Events for July
July 12-16, 2021
If you are attending PrevCon, check out CSN’s two presentations:

  • The Child Safety Learning Collaborative and Quality Improvement: Making Progress During Times of Disruption

  • The Children’s Safety Network Fire and Burn Prevention Resource Guide 
RESOURCES
RESEARCH
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.