CSN eNewsletter

January 13, 2023

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Note from Our Director

Dear Partners,

As we enter a new year, we at CSN are reflecting on the challenges and successes that made 2022 a year full of learning and growth. We are looking forward to continuing our partnerships and continuing our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and working towards a world in which all infants, children, and adolescents can live safe and healthy lives.

We call your attention this month to newly developed resources from the Children's Safety Now Alliance and partners in the resources section of this newsletter, found below, on keeping kids warm in the winter, violence prevention, and swimming safety.

Looking ahead, February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. Many adolescents begin forming more intimate partnerships during their teenage years, and some may experience teen dating violence. Teen dating violence includes four forms of violence that may occur: physical violence, sexual violence, psychological aggression, and stalking (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2022). The Children’s Safety Now Alliance developed a new Teen Dating Violence Prevention Fact Sheet with the most recent data on the prevalence of teen dating violence, disparities between populations, risk and protective factors, and guidance for prevention. We encourage you to share this resource widely through your networks.

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: Teen Dating Violence Prevention Fact Sheet

Adolescence is a time when many young people start their first romantic relationships. Dating can be a new and exciting phase in teens’ lives that helps them learn more about themselves and sets the stage for future relationships. But for many teens, the dating experience can also include different forms of violence that can cause short- and long-term harm to their physical and mental health. Helping teens develop healthy and respectful relationships early on may protect them from the harmful consequences of dating violence and set the stage for healthy relationship patterns that persist into adulthood. 

The Children’s Safety Now Alliance and Children’s Safety Network seek to strengthen state and jurisdiction health department infrastructure to support child safety and well-being. This fact sheet can guide the work of states and jurisdictions by informing where and how to focus programs and strategies to prevent and reduce teen dating violence.


Childhood’s Greatest Danger: The Data on Kids and Gun Violence | The New York Times Magazine

Homicide is a Leading Cause of Death in Kids, and Rates are Rising, Study Finds | CNN Health

More Than 50% of Trans and Non-Binary Youth in US Considered Suicide This Year, Survey Says | The Guardian

Suicide Attempts and Bullying Highest for Sexual Minority and Female Adolescents | Columbia Mailman School of Public Health

Top Justice Department Official Calls on Social Media Companies to do More as Teens Die From Fentanyl | CBS News



Up & Away Cold and Flu Rally 

December 1, 2022 – February 28, 2023 

National Radon Action Month

January 1-31, 2023

CSN State Technical Assistance Webinar: Workforce Development Part 2

January 19, 2023

1PM-2:30PM EST


Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month 

February 1-28, 2023 


National Burn Awareness Week

February 5-11, 2023 

Celebrating Safe Sleep Successes: Stories from Fatality Review Teams Webinar | National Center for Fatality Review and Prevention

February 22, 2023

12:00PM-1:00PM EST

Upcoming CSN Webinar: What Works? Benefit-Cost Considerations for Injury Prevention Programs | Children's Safety Network

February 23, 2023

2:00PM-3:00PM EST


Bullying Prevention 

Teens and Cyberbullying 2022 | Pew Research Center

Firearms Safety 

Science of Firearm Injury Prevention Among Children & Teens Online Course | University of Michigan Institute for Firearm Injury Prevention 


Technical Packages for Violence Prevention | Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Tips to Keep Kids Warm All Winter | American Academy of Pediatrics 


Health Equity 

Swimming Lessons: A Lesson on Disparities in Water Safety Education | American Academy of Pediatrics

Intimate Partner Violence Prevention  

What to Know, Do if Your Teen Experiences Dating Violence | Mayo Clinic Health System 

Suicide Prevention 

National Guidelines for Child and Youth Behavioral Health Crisis Care | Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration  


Child Maltreatment Prevention 

Child Abuse-Related Homicides Precipitated by Caregiver Use of Harsh Physical Punishment | Child Abuse and Neglect

Development and Content Validation of a Comprehensive Tool for Assessing Risk and Protective Factors in Children and Adolescents: The ACRAM | Children and Youth Services Review


Child Passenger Safety 

Evaluating Pediatric Car Safety Compliance in Motor Vehicle Collisions: Identifying High-Risk Groups for Improper Restraint Usage | Journal of Pediatric Surgery 

Drowning Prevention  

Infant Drowning Prevention: Insights from a New Ecological Psychology Approach | International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health


Firearm Safety 

Child Access Prevention Laws and Firearm Storage: Results From a National Survey | American Journal of Preventive Medicine

Firearm Safety Counseling Among Caregivers of High-School Age Teens: Results from a National Survey | Preventive Medicine

Mental Health Care Utilization Among Children and Adolescents With a Firearm Injury | JAMA Surgery

Racial Disparities in Child Exposure to Firearm Violence Before and During COVID-19 | American Journal of Preventive Medicine 



Trends in Homicide Rates for US Children Aged 0 to 17 Years, 1999 to 2020 | JAMA Pediatrics 


Intimate Partner Violence Prevention 

Prevalence of Online Sexual Offenses Against Children in the US | JAMA Network Open  


Motor Vehicle Traffic Safety

The Prevalence and Excess Mortality Risk of Driving With Children | Journal of Safety Research

Poisoning Prevention 

An Interdisciplinary Team-Based Approach for Significantly Reducing Lower-Level Lead Poisoning in U.S. Children | Toxicology Reports 

Pediatric Edible Cannabis Exposures and Acute Toxicity: 2017–2021 | Pediatrics

Substance Misuse Prevention 

Effect of Flavored E-Cigarette Bans in the United States: What Does the Evidence Show? | Journal of Preventive Medicine

Using Qualitative Comparative Analysis to Uncover Multiple Pathways to Program Sustainment: Implications for Community-Based Youth Substance Misuse Prevention | Implementation Science Communications

Prevention of Alcohol Consumption Programs for Children and Youth: A Narrative and Critical Review of Recent Publications | Frontiers in Psychology

The Role of Trauma and Positive Youth Development in Polysubstance Use Among Rural Middle School Students: A Latent Class Analysis | BMC Public Health

Trends in Intentional Abuse and Misuse Ingestions in School-Aged Children and Adolescents Reported to US Poison Centers from 2000-2020 | Clinical Toxicology 


Suicide Prevention 

Association of Youth Suicides and County-Level Mental Health Professional Shortage Areas in the US | JAMA Pediatrics

National Trends and Disparities in Bullying and Suicidal Behavior Across Demographic Subgroups of US Adolescents | Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 

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