Childhood experiences, both positive and negative, can have a significant impact on the lifelong health and opportunity of individuals and families. The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) study links risky health behaviors, chronic health conditions, low life potential and early death to events occurring in childhood. ACEs are a public health issue that can be prevented. Applying the ACEs framework to fetal, infant and child death review helps to identify and target unique prevention opportunities.
Webinar “Fatality Review of Deaths of Infants, Children and Youth with Disabilities and Special Health Care Needs”
Presented February 8, 2017
Approximately one-fifth of the cases reviewed by CDR teams and entered into the CDR-Case Reporting System are deaths of children with disabilities and/or special health care needs. Infants and children with disabilities/special health care needs have different risks for death than their peers without these conditions. To conduct effective reviews of such deaths, CDR and FIMR teams need knowledge of disability/special health care needs in order to determine what role, if any, the disability/special health care needs played in the death.
Webinar “Building Effective Partnerships for Review”
Presented January 12, 2017
Strong and diverse partnerships are the foundation of a successful mortality review team. Partnerships are vital for all aspects of mortality review work, including reviewing deaths, abstracting and collecting data and identifying and implementing prevention recommendations. This webinar will focus on identifying and engaging new partners, identifying methods for improving collaboration with existing partners, and best practices in partnership building.
Webinar “Recognizing and Responding to Vicarious Trauma in Fatality Review”
Presented December 14, 2016
Fatality review is hard work, and team members may frequently participate in difficult reviews about deaths. This exposure, whether one time or repeated over time, can bring about symptoms of vicarious trauma. The webinar will identify what vicarious trauma is, how to recognize it, and how to respond to it. Speakers will include CDR program representatives and an expert in vicarious trauma.
Video archive – passcode “VT”
Slides from Webinar (PDF)
Guidance for CDR and FIMR Teams on Addressing Vicarious Trauma (PDF).
Vicarious Trauma Toolkit
Webinar “Effective Review of Natural Infant Deaths”
Presented November 16, 2016
Every year, more than half of child deaths ages 0 – 19 are infants under the age of one, and a
great majority of them are natural deaths due to prematurity and low birth weight. This webinar
provided a better understanding of what records are needed for a successful CDR and/or
FIMR review; what to look for in those records, identified opportunities for community‐based prematurity
prevention; and discussed common barriers to implementing prevention strategies.
Data Quality Initiative
June 23, 2016
Patricia Schnitzer, PhD
On June 23, 2016, Dr. Schnitzer presented a webinar entitled “Data Quality Initiative” which is one piece of a larger goal to improve the quality and consistency of the data entered into the Case Reporting System in an effort to improve usefulness of the data at the state and national level for identifying prevention strategies and monitoring the effectiveness of prevention measures that have been implemented.
There will be more information coming out of this Initiative over time and we hope that you will come back and visit this site in the future for more guidance. Until then, we have posted the webinar and accompanying PowerPoint slides:
Webinar: Sudden Unexpected Infant Death Categorization Training
February 4, 2016
By Sharyn Parks Brown, PhD, MPH, Epidemiologist/Data Manager for
the CDC’s SUID Case Registry
The Version 4.1 of the Case Reporting System introduced a new variable for categorizing SUID deaths. Use the access code viewwebinar. This webinar included case examples for participants to practice categorization.
Webinar: Child Death Review Case Reporting System: What’s New in Version 3.0
July 18, 2013
The National Center is rolling out Version 3.0 of the Case Reporting System. This new and updated version will make data entry easier for users and provide new features that users have requested. The audience is any authorized user of the CDR Case Reporting System. An archive of this webinar can be seen at http://learning.mchb.hrsa.gov/ArchivedWebcast.asp?id=328. The webinar is one hour.
PREVENTING CHILD FATALITIES: Promising Strategies for Improving the Outcomes of Fatality Reviews
August 22, 2012
This meeting was arranged by Walter R. McDonald & Associates, Inc., in partnership with the National Center for the Review and Prevention of Child Deaths. It focused on sharing and discussing information from multiple States and review teams on best strategies for collaborating to improve the outcomes of child fatality reviews, with particular attention to preventable deaths by caregivers. The agenda included a presentation by Ying-Ying Yuan (WRMA), Teri Covington (NCRPCD), Liz Oppenheim (WRMA) titled: Examining Child Fatality Review Teams and Cross System Fatality Reviews to Promote the Safety of Children and Youth at Risk: Study Context, Purpose, Methods, and Findings. Click here to view a PDF of the slides from this presentation.
Infant Suffocation in the Sleep Environment Webcast
September 8, 2011
National leaders presented a webcast: Infant Suffocation Deaths in the Sleep Environment. Click for the slides. Please note that the audio file may take a moment to begin.
Keeping Kids Alive National Symposium
May 20 – 22, 2009
Child Death Review Findings: A Road Map for MCH Injury and Violence Prevention; Part I
August 20, 2007
Done in partnership with Children’s Safety Network
Click here for Presentations prior to 2007