Children's Safety Network

CSN is a resource center for maternal and child health and injury prevention professionals in State and Territorial health departments who are committed to reducing injuries and violence among children and adolescents. CSN staff provides expertise, resources, and contacts on any injury topic and can help you develop, implement, and evaluate injury and violence prevention activities.

CSN can help state MCH agencies address MCH Performance Measures related to injuries and violence. For more information on CSN services related to MCH Performance Measures, click here.

Injury Prevention News

Injury Causes


Stop bullying … Take a stand!

Child Maltreatment

Parents as Teachers program: Evaluation by the Promising Practices Network

General/Multiple Causes

Spanish-language health resources: Knowledge Path - An MCH Library guide

State of the USA Health indicators: Letter report. - An IOM publication

Home injuries

CPSC and Target announce new in-store recall notification system

Recreational Injuries

A guilty plea for failing to test youth helmets properly: A New York Times article

Traffic Injuries

Technology applications for traffic safety programs: A primer. A NHTSA publication

The art of appropriate evaluation: A guide for highway safety program managers. – A NHTSA publication

Coverage of motor vehicle crashes with injuries in U.S. newspapers, 1999-2002

On adding sound to quiet vehicles: A North Carolina State University in Raleigh study

Young Worker Injuries

Traumatic injury research at NIOSH

Programmatic issues



Program Infrastructure

Gang Resistance Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T.) Program: A funding opportunity from OJP

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The Logic Model Builder and Evaluation Toolkit: With new resources and features! Jan. 29, 3.00 – 4.15 p.m.

National Burn Awareness Week Feb. 2 – Feb. 7

CWLA’s 2009 National Conference: Children today… America’s future! Feb. 23 – Feb. 25, Washington, DC

2009 Joint Annual Meeting of STIPDA and CDC Core State Injury Grantees Feb. 23 – Feb. 25, National Harbor, MD

Third National Leadership Summit on Eliminating Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities: A blueprint for change. Feb. 25 – Feb. 27, National Harbor, MD

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New from CSN

Erica Streit-Kaplan, CSN State Outreach Specialist, delivered the “Reaching Spanish-speaking audiences with effective traffic safety materials” presentation at the 2008 Massachusetts Statewide Bicycle and Pedestrian Conference (October 14, 2008, Boston, MA).

Malia Richmond-Crum, CSN State Outreach Specialist, delivered the “MCH as partners in injury prevention: How Safe Kids can get involved in the Title V Maternal and Child Health Needs Assessment” at the Safe Kids 2008 Child Injury Prevention Conference conducted in Washington on October 10-18.

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Spotlight on the States

Injury Prevention Basic Certificate Course. October, 2008
The Injury Prevention Basic Certificate Course, which features video-lectures and accompanying PowerPoint slides on a CD-ROM that can be used at times and in places convenient to the learner, is an affordable and effective injury prevention training program that can fit into the schedules of busy professionals. The idea for the course originated with the Delaware Coalition for Injury Prevention, whose members felt that there was a critical need for a training program for professionals who had been assigned injury prevention responsibilities, but did not have any formal training in the field. The course is designed for anyone who provides injury prevention services, and it consists of eight modules on a variety of injury and programmatic topics.

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CSN Webinars

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Last Modified on January 12, 2009