CSN eNewsletter
October 18, 2021
Note from Our Director
Dear Partners,

October is a significant month for injury and violence prevention awareness, with Bullying Prevention, Domestic Violence Prevention and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Awareness Months underway. As we focus our attention on these areas, I also want to call attention to Teen Driver Safety Week and the urgency to address motor vehicle traffic safety for teens.

With the pandemic continuing, many teens are not getting the same behind-the-wheel driving experience and will need our support to understand the risks associated with driving and how to keep themselves, their peers, and loved ones safe.

Per mile driven, teen drivers (16-19 years old) are nearly three times as likely to be in in fatal crash as drivers 20 years old and older. In 2019, almost seven teens a day lost their lives in car crashes. Education, engineering, and enforcement are three places where caregivers, peers, and communities can play a significant role.

Please widely share the below resources with your networks. Throughout this newsletter, you will find resources from our Children's Safety Now Alliance partners highlighted in purple.


Jennifer Leonardo, PhD

Children’s Safety Network Director
Teen Driver Safety Week is October 17-23, 2021
Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teens (15-18 years old) in the United States. In 2019, there were 2,042 people killed in crashes involving a teen driver, of which 628 deaths were the teen driver.

Parents can be the biggest influencers on teens' choices behind the wheel if they take the time to talk with their teens about some of the biggest driving risks. Below are teen driving safety resources:

October 21, 2021 3PM- 4PM ET

October 24-27, 2021
CSN and PIRE’s poster presentation Trends and Cost Analysis of Firearm Injuries in U.S. Children and Adolescents will be available on Friday 10/22 for those attending the conference.
Upcoming Awareness Events for Next Month

Firearm Safety

Farm Safety


Motor Vehicle Traffic Safety

Substance Misuse Prevention

Sudden Unexpected Infant Death Prevention

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.