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Christenson J. n.d.. Community Services Development for Head Injured Children and Adolescent [Final report]. Baltimore, MD: Kennedy Institute for Handicapped Children, Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, 3 pp.

Annotation: The goal of this project was to expand the knowledge about the clinical course, available community resources, and the unmet needs of children and adolescents with severe closed head injury. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Technical Information Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, 5301 Shawnee Road, Alexandria, VA 22312, Telephone: (703) 605-6050 Secondary Telephone: (888) 584-8332 E-mail: Web Site: Document Number: NTIS PB93-158624.

Keywords: Adolescents, Children, Head injuries

Davidson L. n.d.. Demonstration Projects for Pediatric EMS Systems Components: [Final report]. Mobile, AL: University of South Alabama College of Medicine, 104 pp.

Annotation: The overall goal of the this project was to demonstrate effective models for the necessary components of an emergency medical services for children (EMSC) system and the integration of those components into currently operating adult-oriented systems. The project has outlined the six major components of an EMSC system: (l) System description, (2) prevention, (3) education, (4) standards of care, (5) quality assurance, and (6) research and development. The project comprised seven subprojects whose activities included educating the public, the prehospital care provider, and the rural physician about the assessment and management of pediatric emergencies; comparing the efficacy of ground versus air transport; defining the degree of psychological impairment caused by head injury; identifying the rehabilitation facilities available locally, regionally, and nationally; and increasing compliance with safety belt/child restraint legislation. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Technical Information Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, 5301 Shawnee Road, Alexandria, VA 22312, Telephone: (703) 605-6050 Secondary Telephone: (888) 584-8332 E-mail: Web Site: Document Number: NTIS PB92-103332.

Keywords: Cost-Benefit Analysis, Data Collection, Emergency Medical Services, Emergency medical technicians, Facilities For, First Aid, Head Injuries, Health Professionals, Paramedics, Rehabilitation, Seat Belts/Restraints for Children

Danielson C. n.d.. Emergency Medical Services for Children: [Final report]. Augusta, ME: Maine State Board of Emergency Medical Services, 49 pp.

Annotation: This project developed and evaluated a rural emergency medical services for children (EMSC) demonstration program and provided assistance to other rural States in adopting the successful aspects of the program. The focus of the project was the development of a modular training program on care of pediatric emergencies that can be presented in appropriate segments to all levels of prehospital and emergency room personnel. Improved skills and knowledge in emergency care for children resulted in improved medical management of children requiring emergency care and reduced the consequences of the emergency events. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Technical Information Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, 5301 Shawnee Road, Alexandria, VA 22312, Telephone: (703) 605-6050 Secondary Telephone: (888) 584-8332 E-mail: Web Site: Document Number: NTIS PB93-198752.

Keywords: American Indians, Emergency Medical Services, Emergency Room Personnel, Head injuries, Parent Education, Rural Populations

National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment. 2013. Get a heads up on concussion: Heads up to parents. Atlanta, GA: CDC Foundation, 1 v.

Annotation: This app and website are tools to help those who play a role in keeping children and adolescents safe from concussion and other serious brain injuries. The resources were created by the CDC Foundation with support from the National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment. The app helps parents select helmets and provides safety information and tips on spotting concussions. The website offers a variety of materials, including videos, fact sheets, and training courses.

Contact: CDC Foundation, 600 Peachtree Street, N.E., Suite 1000, Atanta, GA 30308, Telephone: (404) 653-0790 Secondary Telephone: (888) 880-4CDC Fax: (404) 653-0330 Web Site: http;// Available from the website.

Keywords: Brain injuries, Head injuries, Injury prevention, Mobile applications, Multimedia, Sports equipment, Sports injuries

Children's Safety Network. 2013. Strategies for preventing sports-related concussions and subsequent injury. Newton, MA: Children's Safety Network, 5 items.

Annotation: This fact sheet discusses ways to reduce the risk of concussion during sports and recreational activities and the role of preventive equipment in prevention. The fact sheet includes tips for coaches, parents, and athletes, discusses findings from the literature and recommendations from professional organizations, and provides a list of related fact sheets.

Contact: Children's Safety Network, Education Development Center, 43 Foundry Avenue, Waltham, MA 02453-8313, Telephone: (617) 618-2918 Fax: (617) 969-9186 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Athletes, Child health, Education, Guidelines, Head injuries, Prevention, Safety, Sports, Training

Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services, Brain Injury Association of Virgina. 2013. Virginia collaborative policy summit on brain injury and juvenile justice: Proceedings report. Henrico, VA: Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services, 31 pp.

Annotation: These proceedings document a national policy summit held on June 13-14, 2012, in Richmond, Virginia, to convene leaders involved in identifying and supporting youth with traumatic brain injury (TBI) in the juvenile justice system. The purpose of the summit was to share information, resources, and effective screening and intervention strategies to improve TBI services within states and move toward achieving a consistent national approach to screening and intervention. Contents include a participant list; background information about brain injury; the summit agenda; state project overviews including current status and identification and screening procedures; information from small group discussions on evaluation and screening, education and outreach, and treatment and intervention; and information from peer group discussions on policy implications. Recommendations for policy and future study are included. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services, 8004 Franklin Farms Drive, Henrico, VA 23229-5019, Telephone: (800) 552-5019 Secondary Telephone: (800) 552-9950 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Head injuries, Minnesota, National initiatives, Nebraska, Program improvement, Public development, Screening, Service coordination, State programs, Texas, Utah, Virginia

KidsHealth. 2011. Abusive head trauma (shaken baby syndrome). [Jacksonville, FL]: Nemours Foundation,

Annotation: This resource presents information for parents about abusive head trauma (AHT)/inflicted traumatic brain injury -- also called shaken baby/shaken impact syndrome -- a form of inflicted head trauma. Topics include how these injuries happen, what are the effects, signs and symptoms, diagnosis, the child's development and education, and preventing AHT.

Contact: KidsHealth, Nemours, 10140 Centurion Parkway, Jacksonville, FL 32256, Telephone: (904) 697-4100 Fax: (904) 697-4220 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Brain damage, Brain injuries, Child abuse, Head injuries, Infant care, Infant health, Injury prevention, Newborn infants, Physical abuse, Shaken baby syndrome

Shanel-Hogan KA, Mouden LD, Muftu GG, Roth JR, eds. [2005]. Enhancing dental professionals' response to domestic violence. San Francisco, CA: Family Violence Prevention Fund, National Health Resource Center on Domestic Violence, 6 pp.

Annotation: This training tool is designed to enhance oral health professionals' response to domestic violence. Topics include clinical signs of domestic violence, routine assessment, documentation and intervention, and action steps. Contents include a fact sheet, a national resource list, and a pocket card with assessment tips. Summaries on JCAHO standard PC.3.10, mandatory reporting, and privacy issues with corresponding web links for more information are also provided.

Contact: Futures Without Violence, 100 Montgomery Street, The Presidio, San Francisco, CA 94129-1718, Telephone: (415) 678-5500 Fax: (415) 529-2930 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Adults, Case assessment, Dental hygienists, Dentists, Domestic violence, Facial injuries, Head injuries, Intervention, Laws, Neck injuries, Oral health, Professional ethics

Truman BI, Gooch BF, Sulemana , Horowitz AM, Gift HC, Evans CA. 2001. Promoting oral health: Interventions for preventing dental caries, oral and pharyngeal cancers, and sport-related craniofacial injuries—A report on recommendations of the Task Force on Community Preventive Services. MMWR Recommendations and Reports 50(RR-21):1-14,

Annotation: This document reports on systematic reviews of the effectiveness of selected population-based interventions to prevent and control dental caries, oral and pharyngeal cancers, and sports-related craniofacial injuries. The report presents the recommendations of the task force, describes how the reviews were conducted, and provides information designed to help apply the recommended interventions locally.

Contact: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Oral Health, 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30329-4027, Telephone: (800) 232-4636 Secondary Telephone: (888) 232-6348 E-mail: Web Site: Available at no charge; also available from the website.

Keywords: Children, Community programs, Dental caries, Facial injuries, Fluorides, Head injuries, Health promotion, Oral cancer, Oral health, Pharyngeal diseases, Prevention, Sports injuries, Water

Strasburger VC, Brown RT. 1998. Adolescent medicine: A practical guide (2nd ed.). Boston, MA: Little, Brown and Company, 514 pp.

Annotation: This book provides information on communication, diagnosis, and therapy for adolescent patients. The authors emphasize the role of the caregiver as a sensitive counselor when interacting with adolescent patients. It is a straightforward and practical reference which presents a review of the most commonly encountered adolescent issues, including: growth and development, chronic illness and disability, substance abuse, sexuality, common medical complaints, adolescent psychosocial concerns such as suicide, depression and eating disorders.

Contact: Little, Brown and Company, Hatchette Book Group USA, 237 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10017, Telephone: (800) 759-0190 E-mail: Web Site: Available in libraries.

Keywords: Adolescent behavior, Adolescent development, Adolescent health, Adolescent medicine, Adolescent sexuality, Adolescents, Asthma, Behavior problems, Chronic fatigue syndrome, Chronic illnesses and disabilities, Contraception, Depression, Diabetes mellitus, Eating disorders, Headaches, Homosexuality, Infectious mononucleosis, Menstruation, Mental health, Obesity, Pregnant adolescents, Psychosexual development, Sexually transmitted diseases, Sports injuries, Sports injuries, Substance abusers, Suicide, Thyroid diseases, Urinary tract infections

Brown RT, Coupey SM, eds. 1994. Chronic and disabling disorders. Philadelphia, PA: Hanley and Belfus, 169 pp. (Adolescent medicine: State of the art reviews; v. 5, no. 2)

Annotation: This edition addresses both general issues of importance in health care for adolescents with special health needs and specific chronic conditions. The first set of articles focuses on the epidemiology of chronic illness in adolescence and developmental, educational, and health care delivery issues. The second set discusses specific chronic conditions that are prevalent in the adolescent population (i.e., deafness, cancer, traumatic brain injury, and sickle cell disease) or that have had recent advances in management (i.e., cystic fibrosis, organ transplants, and spinal cord injuries).

Contact: Hanley and Belfus, 210 South 13th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107, Telephone: (215) 546-4995 Contact Phone: (800) 962-1892 Available in libraries.

Keywords: Access to health care, Adolescent development, Adolescents with special health care needs, Cancer, Chronic illnesses and disabilities, Cystic fibrosis, Education, Epidemiology, Head injuries, Hearing disorders, Organ transplantation, Sickle cell disease, Spinal cord injuries, Transitions

Christoffel KK, Scheidt PC, Agran PF, Kraus JF, McLoughlin E, Paulson JA. 1992. Standard definitions for childhood injury research. [Bethesda, MD]: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, 31 pp.

Annotation: This report outlines classifications and definitions of variables used in childhood injury research as developed at a conference held March 20-21, 1989 by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). The report is intended as a tool for those involved with injury control efforts of various types. The broad areas addressed are grouped by demographic descriptors (age, race/ethnicity, region, socioeconomic status) and by the leading causes of child hood injury morbidity and mortality (motor vehicles, burns, drowning, falls, head/spine injury and violence). Each injury outline lists the range of factors potentially relevant to E-codes. Appendices list E-code groupings, references and conference participants.

Contact: Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, P.O. Box 3006, Rockville, MD 20847, Telephone: (800) 370-2943 Secondary Telephone: (888) 320-6942 Fax: (866) 760-5947 Web Site: Document Number: NIH 92-1586.

Keywords: Burns, Children, Correlates of injury, Data collection, Data sources, Demographics, Drowning, External cause of injury codes, Falls, Head injuries, Injury prevention, International classification of diseases, Morbidity, Mortality, Motor vehicles, Population surveillance, Public health agencies, Research, Spinal cord injuries, Unintentional injuries, Violence

Pope AM, Tarlov AR, eds. 1991. Disability in America: Toward a national agenda for prevention—Full report, summary and recommendations. Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 376 pp., summ. (52 pp.).

Annotation: This book provides a follow-up to the Institute of Medicine's report "Injury in America" released in 1985. It describes a comprehensive approach to disability prevention. Included are developmental disability, disabilities caused by injury, chronic disease and aging, and secondary conditions arising from primary disabling conditions. It presents a five-prong strategy (organization and coordination within and between the public and private sectors, surveillance, research, access to medical care, and education) for reducing the incidence and prevalence of disability as well as its personal, social, and economic consequences. The summary provides an overview of the full report.

Contact: National Academies Press, 500 Fifth Street, N.W., Keck 360, Washington, DC 20001, Telephone: (202) 334-3313 Secondary Telephone: (888) 624-8373 Contact Phone: (800) 624-6242 Fax: (202) 334-2451 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website. Document Number: ISBN 978-0-309-04378-6 .

Keywords: Age, Consumer education, Costs, Disabilities, Emergency medical services, Epidemiology, External cause of injury codes, Head injuries, Integration, Mental disorders, Older adults, Physical disabilities, Planning, Policy statements, Population surveillance, Population surveillance, Prevention, Rehabilitation, Research, Secondary disabilities, Special health care needs, Spinal cord injuries, Training

Colins JG. 1990. Types of injuries by selected characteristics: United States, 1985-87. Hyattsville, MD:National Center for Health Statistics, 68 pp. (Vital and health statistics: Series 10, Data from the national health survey; no. 175)

Annotation: This report cites estimates of the number of injuries, by type of injury, presented by age, gender, race, geographic region, place of residence, class of injuries, place of injuries, and other socioeconomic and health variables. The numbers of days of restricted activity and bed disability due to injuries, by gender and type of injury, are also included.

Contact: National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 3311 Toledo Road, Room 5419, Hyattsville, MD 20782, Telephone: (800) 232-4636 Secondary Telephone: (888) 232-6348 Fax: (301) 458-4020 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Age factors, Burns, Data, Eye injuries, Fractures, Gender, Head injuries, Morbidity, Mortality, Poisoning, Race, Socioeconomic status, Statistics, Vital statistics

Heald F. 1990. Course of recovery for closed head trauma in adolescence [Final report]. Baltimore, MD: University of Maryland at Baltimore, 5 pp.

Annotation: This study sought to investigate the physical and psychosocial effects of closed-head injury in adolescents and their families. The hypotheses posed were: (a) closed-head injury, ranging from mild to severe, adversely affects school performance and adjustment of adolescents, and, (b) with normal-appearing closed-head injured adolescents, teachers' and parents' misperceptions of residual dysfunction adversely affects school performance and school and family adjustments. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Technical Information Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, 5301 Shawnee Road, Alexandria, VA 22312, Telephone: (703) 605-6050 Secondary Telephone: (888) 584-8332 E-mail: Web Site: Document Number: NTIS PB92-139054.

Keywords: Adolescents, Head Injuries

Mira M, Tyler J, Tucker B. 1988. Traumatic head injury in children: A guide for schools. Kansas City, KS: University of Kansas Medical Center, 31 pp.

Annotation: This booklet is designed to assist those working with the head injured child who is reentering school. It presents information about traumatic head injury (THI), including causes, severity, incidence, age differences, recovery and rehabilitation, assessment of the THI child, effects and aftereffects of THI, hospital discharge, re-entry planning and returning to school. Resources are listed including a bibliography, national organizations and medical information. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: University of Kansas Medical Center, Children's Rehabilitation Unit, 3901Rainbow Boulevard, Kansas City, KS 66103, Telephone: (913) 588-5900 Available in libraries.

Keywords: Anticipatory guidance, Children, Head injuries, Injury prevention, Kansas, Long term care, Post injury care, Rehabilitation, Resources for professionals, Schools, State plans, Trauma care, Treatment

Farley D. Head injuries require quick, skilled care. FDA Consumer. 24(7):8-13. September 1990,

Annotation: This article in FDA Consumer deals with head injury, the causes, emergency treatment and early diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. It contains good references to nonprofit sector for recovering head injury victims.

Contact: U.S. Government Publishing Office, 732 North Capitol Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20401, Telephone: (202) 512-1800 Secondary Telephone: (866) 512-1800 Fax: (202) 512-2104 E-mail: Web Site: $12 per year.

Keywords: Data, Emergency medical services, Head injuries, Injury prevention, Protocols, Rehabilitation, Trauma care


This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. 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.