CSN eNewsletter
October 13, 2020
Note from Our Director
Dear Partners,

This month is both Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month. Both of these topics are central to CSN's commitment to ensuring the health and well-being of infants, children, and adolescents. Through intensive technical assistance and resource development and dissemination, CSN works with states and jurisdictions to make state and national progress in bullying prevention and sudden unexpected infant death prevention. States participating in the Child Safety Learning Collaborative (CSLC) use the CSN Framework to implement evidence-based and evidence-informed practices, strategies and programs to:

  • decrease bullying victimization in children and adolescents ages 6 to 19

  • reduce the incidence of sudden unexpected infant death (SUID), including SIDS.

This newsletter contains resources on bullying and SUID prevention as well as other injury and violence prevention topics. And as always, you will find resources from our Child Safety Now Alliance partners highlighted in purple.

Jennifer Leonardo, PhD
Children’s Safety Network Director
October is National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month
According to the CDC, about 1 in 5 high school students were bullied at school and 1 in 6 were bullied electronically in the last year.
No single factor puts a child at risk of being bullied or bullying others. Bullying can happen anywhere—cities, suburbs, or rural towns. Depending on the environment, some groups—such as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgendered (LGBT) youth, youth with disabilities, and socially isolated youth – may be at increased risk of being bullied.
Bullying is a serious public health problem. Victimized youth are at increased risk for depression, anxiety, substance misuse, sleep difficulties, and poor school adjustment. Youth who bully others are at increased risk for substance use, academic problems, and violence later in adolescence and adulthood. Compared to youth who only bully, or who are only victims, bully-victims suffer the most serious consequences and are at greater risk for both mental health and behavioral problems.

The good news is bullying is preventable. CSN’s updated Bullying Prevention Resource Guide provides links to a multitude of bullying prevention resources.
You can learn more about bullying prevention in the resources below.
Upcoming Events
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
CSN Webinar:
Thursday, October 29, 2020
 2:00 PM ET
Bullying Prevention

Child Maltreatment Prevention



Motor Vehicle Traffic Safety

Substance Misuse

Sports Safety

Sudden Unexpected Infant Death Prevention

Suicide and Self Harm Prevention

Teen Dating Safety
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.