CSN eNewsletter

November 7, 2023

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Note from Our Director

Dear Partners,  


November is a busy month, with the holiday season quickly approaching. National Injury Prevention Day takes place on November 18th, and it is a great reminder to remain aware of child safety as holiday preparations are underway. National Injury Prevention Day raises awareness of the importance of injury prevention and how everyone can play a role. Injury Free Coalition for Kids is hosting a kick-off webinar on November 17th from 10:00AM-11:00AM ET featuring Benjamin Hoffman, president-elect of the American Academy of Pediatrics. They will also be hosting a live Injury Prevention Day Twitter chat on November 17th at 1:00PM ET. 


Unintentional injuries remain the leading cause of death for infants, children, and adolescents. During the holiday season, there is a risk of child injuries involving passenger safety, fire and burn safety, and poisoning. Below are recent CSN resources on these child injury topics that can help guide prevention efforts. 


Resources from our CSN-A partners are highlighted in purple.  


Please widely share these resources with your networks.  



Jennifer Leonardo  

November 18th is National Injury Prevention Day

Child injuries involving child passenger safety, fire and burn safety, and poisoning are especially high during this time of year. Below are some CSN resources that provide data about these child injury topics and recommendations for prevention.

Child Passenger Safety

Fire and Burn Safety

Poisoning Prevention


Amid Nationwide Mental Health Crisis, Suicide Prevention Hotlines Struggle with Repeat Callers | ABC News

Narcan, Now Available Without a Prescription, Can Still be Hard to Get | CNN

Online Marijuana Shops Make It Easy for Minors to Buy, Study Finds | The New York Times

Still Ringing the Alarm: An Enduring Call to Action for Black Youth Suicide Prevention | Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Virtual Driving Assessment Predicts Risk of Crashing for Newly Licensed Teen Drivers | Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Young Driver Fatality Rates Have Fallen Sharply in the US, Helped by Education, Technology | AP News


APHA 2023 Annual Meeting and Expo | American Public Health Association

November 12-15, 2023

National Block it Out Day | STOMP Out Bullying

November 14, 2023

The Great American Smokeout | American Cancer Society

November 16, 2023

National Injury Prevention Day 2023 Kick-Off Webinar | Injury Free Coalition for Kids

November 17, 2023

10:00AM-11:00AM ET

National Injury Prevention Day Twitter Chat | Injury Free Coalition for Kids

November 17, 2023

1:00PM-2:00PM ET

National Injury Prevention Day | Injury Free Coalition for Kids

November 18, 2023

2023 Midwest Injury Prevention Alliance Virtual Conference: All Systems Go! Injury and Violence Prevention Through Innovative Discovery and Practice | Midwest Injury Prevention Alliance

November 30, 2023

8:30AM-3:30PM CT

State Technical Assistance Webinar 2: Planning for Sustainability Across the Phases of Improvement | Children's Safety Network

November 16, 2023

2:00PM-3:00PM ET


Safe Toys and Gifts Month: Checklist | Prevent Blindness America

December 1-31, 2023


Drowning Prevention

Safe Kids Worldwide: Affecting Change To Prevent Childhood Injury | National Drowning Prevention Alliance


National Survey of Children's Health | Health Resources and Services Administration

Health Equity

Disparities in Youth Suicide | The University of Iowa Injury Prevention Research Center (IPRC)

School-Related Protective Factors for LGBTQ Middle and High School Students | The Trevor Project

Still Ringing the Alarm: An Enduring Call to Action for Black Youth Suicide Prevention | Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Sudden Unexpected Infant Death Prevention

Safe Sleep | IPRC

Suicide and Self-Harm Prevention

Community-Led Suicide Prevention | Education Development Center

Seasonal Trends in Emergency Department Visits for Mental and Behavioral Health Conditions Among Children and Adolescents Aged 5-17 Years — United States, January 2018-June 2023 | Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Teen Dating Violence Prevention

Dating Definitions and FAQs | love is respect

Traumatic Brain Injury Prevention

Concussion Myths and Facts | Children's Hospital of Philadelphia


Bullying Prevention

Cyberbullying and Eating Disorder Symptoms in US Early Adolescents | International Journal of Eating Disorders

The Buffering Effect of Perceptions of Teacher and Student Defending on the Impact of Peer Victimization on Student Subjective Wellbeing | International Journal of Bullying Prevention

Child Pedestrian Safety

Pediatric Emergency Department Visits for Pedestrian Injuries in Relation to the Enactment of Complete Streets Policy | Frontiers in Public Health

Firearms Safety

Pediatric Firearm Injury Epidemiology at a Level 1 Trauma Center From 2019 to 2021: Including Time of the COVID-19 Pandemic | Injury Epidemiology

Health Equity

Analysis of Social Media Use, Mental Health, and Gender Identity Among US Youths | JAMA Network Open

Association Between Social Vulnerability Factors and Unintentional Fatal Injury Rates – United States, 2015–2019 | Journal of Safety Research

Neighborhood Collective Efficacy and Environmental Exposure to Firearm Homicide Among a National Sample of Adolescents | Injury Epidemiology

Poisoning Prevention

Hydrocarbon Ingestions Among Individuals Younger Than 20 Years Old Reported to United States Poison Centers, 2000–2021 | Injury Epidemiology

Pediatric ADHD Medication Errors Reported to United States Poison Centers, 2000 to 2021 | Pediatrics

Substance Misuse Prevention

Adoption of Vaping Cessation Methods by US Adolescent E-Cigarette Users | Pediatrics

Cost-Effectiveness of Smoking Cessation Approaches in Emergency Departments | American Journal of Preventive Medicine

Prevalence and Factors Associated With Vaping Cannabidiol Among US Adolescents | JAMA Network Open

Youth Use of E-Cigarette Flavor and Device Combinations and Brands Before vs After FDA Enforcement | JAMA Network Open

Suicide and Self-Harm Prevention

Adolescent Total and Mental Health–Related Emergency Department Visits During the COVID-19 Pandemic | JAMA Network Open

Early Maladaptive Schemas are Associated with Self-Injury Thoughts and Behavior in Adolescents | BMC Psychiatry

Importance of Place in Examining Risk for Suicide Among Youth | Journal of Adolescent Health

Teen Driving Safety

Driving Skills at Licensure and Time to First Crash | Pediatrics

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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 perfect 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.