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Items in this list may be obtained from the sources cited. Contact information reflects the most current data about the source that has been provided to the MCH Digital Library.

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National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. 2012-. Parents central: From car seats to car keys--Keeping kids safe. Washington, DC: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, multiple items.

Annotation: This website for parents provides information about keeping children safe while they are riding in motor vehicles, riding bicycles, or walking. Information is provided about car seat safety, safety related to school buses and bicycles, how to keep adolescents safe as they are learning to drive, and car-related safety issues such as backovers, heatstroke, seatbelt entanglement, and trunk entrapment.

Contact: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, S.E., West Building, Washington, DC 20590, Telephone: (888) 327-4236 Secondary Telephone: (800)424-9153 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Bicycle safety, Car seats, Child safety, Consumer education materials, Infants, Injury prevention, Motor vehicle injuries, Motor vehicle safety, Safety, School buses, Seat belts, Traffic safety, Walking, Young children

Children's Safety Network Economics and Insurance Resource Center. 2005. Childhood injury: Cost and prevention facts. Landover, MD: National Public Services Research Institute, Children's Safety Network Economics and Insurance Resource Center, irregular.

Annotation: This fact sheet series present data and analysis on the cost and prevention of childhood injury. Topics include bicycle helmet use, child safety seat use, injury prevention counseling by pediatricians, poison control centers, sobriety checkpoints, and speed limits, Definitions of data types, incidence-based vs. prevalence-based costs, and resource vs. productivity costs are provided. References are also included. [Funded in part by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Keywords: Adolescents, Anticipatory guidance, Bicycle helmets, Bicycles, Car seats, Children, Costs, Impaired driving, Injury prevention, Mortality, Motor vehicles, Poisoning, Speed, Statistics, Traffic injuries, Unintentional injuries, Young adults

Winston FK. 2003. Post-traumatic stress disorder after pediatric traffic-related injury: Final report. Philadelphia, PA: TraumaLink: The Interdisciplinary Pediatric Injury Research Center, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 39 pp.

Annotation: This final report describes a project to reduce the morbidity associated with pediatric traffic-related injury by identifying the key risk factors for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in injured children and their parents and incorporating this knowledge into new diagnostic and treatment strategies. Report sections include an executive summary; an introduction into the nature of the research problem including objectives and hypotheses, maternal and child health program priorities addressed by the project, the purpose, scope, and methods used; a review of the literature; study design and methods; presentation of findings; a discussion of the findings including conclusions, limitations, comparisons, applications, policy implications, and suggestions for future research; and a list of products from the project. References are provided at the conclusion of the report along with sample Screening Tool for Early Predictors of PTSD (STEPP) as an appendix. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Maternal and Child Health Library at Georgetown University, Box 571272, Washington, DC 20057-1272, Telephone: (202) 784-9770 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Child mental health, Children, Final reports, MCH research, Motor vehicle injuries, Parents, Posttraumatic stress disorder, Psychological evaluation, Research, Screening, Traffic injuries

Schieber RA, Vegega ME, eds. 2001. National strategies for advancing child pedestrian safety. Atlanta, GA: National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, 22 pp.

Annotation: This document offers strategies for reducing the incidence of pedestrian injuries among children while encouraging them to explore their environment by walking, increasing the physical activity level, and creating a more pedestrian-friendly environment. A series of specific strategies are described on how each one can be implemented at the state and local levels. The document also includes a list of participants on the Panel to Prevent Pedestrian Injuries meeting, held on September 27-28, 1998, in Atlanta, Georgia.

Contact: National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway, N.E., Mailstop F-63, Atlanta, GA 30341-3717, Telephone: (800) CDC-INFO Secondary Telephone: (888) 232-6348 Fax: (770) 488-4760 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Child safety, Conferences, Motor vehicle injuries, Pedestrians, Physical activity, Traffic safety, Walking

Children's Safety Network. 1991. Child Health Day 1991: A selected annotated bibliography. [Washington, DC: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health], 31 pp.

Annotation: This annotated bibliography includes items recommended by members of the planning committee for Child Health Day 1991. Sections of the bibliography address overviews of injury issues; injury data; program components (overview, program development, advocacy, coalition building, and training); and injury types and causes (overview, bicycles, child care, drowning, falls, firearms, fire/burns, motor vehicles, occupational injuries, pedestrians, playgrounds, sports, toys, and violence). The bibliography also contains resource lists. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Maternal and Child Health Library at Georgetown University, Box 571272, Washington, DC 20057-1272, Telephone: (202) 784-9770 Contact Phone: (703) 625-7802 E-mail: Web Site: Photocopy available at no charge. Document Number: HRSA Info. Ctr. MCHE014.

Keywords: Advocacy, Bicycles, Burns, Child Care, Children, Coalitions, Curricula, Data, Directories, Drowning, Educational materials, Falls, Firearms, Fires, Health observances, Injury prevention, Motor vehicles, Occupational injuries, Pedestrians, Playgrounds, Program development, Sports, Toys, Traffic safety, Violence

National Committee for Injury Prevention and Control. 1989. Injury prevention: Meeting the challenge. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 303 pp., exec. summ. (26 pp.).

Annotation: This book and its executive summary were produced by the multidisciplinary National Committee for Injury Prevention and Control as a tool for practitioners and a companion piece to "Injury in America" which focused on research issues. It provides guidelines for problem identification, working with and learning from data, program design and evaluation and program implementation. Possible collaborators and funders in injury prevention are described. Chapters devoted to violence prevention explore assaultive injury, child abuse, domestic violence, elder abuse, rape and sexual assault, suicide and firearm injury. Each chapter describes the magnitude of the intentional injury problem, risk factors, prevention, interventions and recommendations. The publication represents the collaborative efforts of the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, the Division of Injury Epidemiology and Control of the Centers for Disease Control, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration of the U. S. Department of Transportation.

Keywords: Child abuse, Injury prevention, Occupational injuries, Residential injuries, Traffic injuries, Violence

Birch and Davis Associates. 1984. Report on the 1984 National Conference for Youth on Drinking and Driving. Washington, DC: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, ca. 125 pp.

Annotation: This report from the 1984 National Conference for Youth on Drinking and Driving focussed on the fact that students spend 18 percent of their time at school and 12 percent of their time at work. The workplace has come to rival the school as an influence on young people, and alcohol consumption varies directly with the amount of money that young people have to spend. Members of the conference staff contacted a number of large employers of youth for their opinions and ideas. Young people, educators, and employers of young people formed state delegations and attended this conference to learn more about what they could do to reduce adolescent alcohol use in their community.

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: Available in libraries. Document Number: DHHS 84-1356.

Keywords: Adolescent behavior, Alcohol abuse, Alcohol consumption behavior, Alcohol education, Driver education, Impaired driving, Mortality, Motor vehicle crashes, Traffic injuries


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.