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Safekids Aotearoa Information Service Bulletin                        March 2015

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Keeping you up to date with new research and information about child injury prevention.

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This issue has around 60 new research articles and other material on different aspects of unintentional child injury. We've divided the bulletin into the following sections:

New research, books, articles etc

 

Where available, we've included a link to the full text online. If there's something you are interested in that's not available online, please contact your local public or corporate library to access items.


CHILD RESTRAINTS


Koppel, S; Charlton, J; Rudin-Brown, C.  The impact of new legislation on child restraint system (CRS) misuse and inappropriate use in Australia. Traffic Injury Prevention, 14 (4), 2013. 387-96
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15389588.2012.700746 
 


CHILDREN


Pickett, K. E.; Wilkinson, R.G. The ethical and policy implications of research on income inequality and child well-being. Pediatrics, 135(Suppl 2), 2015. S39-S47.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1542/peds.2014-3549E


Jutte,  D. P.; Miller,  J. L.; Erickson, D. J. Neighborhood adversity, child health, and the role for community development. Pediatrics, 135 (Suppl 2), 2015. S48-S57
http://dx.doi.org/10.1542/peds.2014-3549F


Ludbrook, Robert.; Jamison, Andrea.; UNICEF New Zealand. Kids missing out : it's time to make progress on children's rights : a summary of the first twenty years of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in Aotearoa New Zealand. [Wellington?]: Unicef, 2015?. 27 p.
https://www.unicef.org.nz/Reports/Kids-Missing-Out

 

CYCLING


Oliver, J.; Wang, J. J. J.; Grzebieta, R. A systematic review of methods used to assess mandatory bicycle helmet legislation in New Zealand. J. Australas. Coll. Road Saf., 25-31(4), 2014. 24.
Link to article

 

DROWNING


Wallis, B. A. et al. Drowning mortality and morbidity rates in children and adolescents 0-19 yrs: a population based study in Queensland, Australia. PLoS One, 10: e0117948., 2015.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0117948

 

EMERGENCY DRILLS


Johnson, Victoria Anne; Evaluating disaster education programs for children : a thesis presented for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Emergency Management at Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand. The Author, 2014.
http://hdl.handle.net/10179/5967

 

FALLS


Cassell, Erin; Clapperton, Angela. Preventing serious fall injury in children (2) : falls involving furniture, skateboards and scooters. Hazard (VISU), 78 (Summer), 2014. 20 p.
Link to PDF

 

FARM SAFETY


Worksafe New Zealand. Safer farms. 
http://saferfarms.org.nz/resources/

On this web page you'll find the following documents:
  • Children and young people [on farms].
  • Safe use of quad bikes : information sheet : the rider

HOUSING


Johnson, Alan; Child Poverty Action Group Policy Paper Series. Our children, our choice: priorities for policy : part 4 : housing market changes and their impact on children. Auckland : Child Poverty Action Group Inc, 2014. 35 p.
Link to PDF

 

INJURY PREVENTION


Rushton, F.E. et al.  Enhancing child safety and well-being through pediatric group well-child care and home visitation: the Well Baby Plus Program. Child Abuse Negl.,  Jan 27. ePub(ePub) ahead of print, 2015.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2015.01.008


Alexander, D. et al. The challenge of compiling data profiles to stimulate local preventive health action: a European case study from child safety. Int. J. Public Health, ePub, 2015.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00038-015-0665-z

 

JOURNEY TO SCHOOL


McArthur, Adam.; Savolainen, Peter T.; Gates, Timothy J. Spatial analysis of child pedestrian and bicycle crashes : development of safety performance function for areas adjacent to schools. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, Volume 2465 / Safety Management; School Transportation; Young Drivers 2014 (Online Monday, February 02, 2015), 2015. 57-63
http://dx.doi.org/10.3141/2465-08


Chillón, P. et al.  A longitudinal study of the distance that young people walk to school. Health & Place, Volume 31, January 2015, 2015. 133–137
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.healthplace.2014.10.013


McDonald, N. C. et al. Impact of the Safe Routes to School program on walking and bicycling.
J. Am. Plan. Assoc., 80(2), 2014. 153-167.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01944363.2014.956654

 

ORGANISATIONS


Safe Kids Worldwide. Safe Kids in action : global activity report. Washington (DC), Safe Kids Worldwide: 2007-
Recent reports: Link to web page

 

Bachani, A. M. et al. The role of NGOs in child injury prevention : an organizational assessment of one network of NGOs. Health Policy, 119, 2015. 74-81
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.healthpol.2014.10.010

 

PEDESTRIANS


Bennet, S. A.; Yiannakoulias, N.; Motor-vehicle collisions involving child pedestrians at intersection and mid-block locations. Accid. Anal. Prev., 78, 2015. 94-103.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aap.2015.03.001


Hamilton, K. et al. Pedestrian deaths in children--potential for prevention. Ir. Med. J., 108, 8-11.


Koopmans, J. M. et al. Urban crash-related child pedestrian injury incidence and characteristics associated with injury severity. Accid. Anal. Prev., 77C, 2015. 127-136.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aap.2015.02.005

 

PLAYGROUNDS


McIntosh, Alison H.; Collins, Damian; Parsons, Marc. ‘A place for healthy activity’: Parent and caregiver perspectives on smokefree playgrounds. Health & Place, Volume 31, January, 2015. 146–153.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.healthplace.2014.11.011

 

POISONING


Canares, T.L.  Poisoning prevention. Pediatr. Rev., 36, 2015. 82-85
http://dx.doi.org/10.1542/pir.36-2-82 


Wallis, L. Laundry detergent pods pose a dangerous poisoning risk for children. Am. J. Nurs., 115, 2015. 15
http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/01.NAJ.0000460669.72661.57

 

POISONS


Capitena, C. et al. Corneal injuries from liquid detergent pods. J. AAPOS, 19, 2015. 99-100
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jaapos.2014.12.005

 

QUAD BIKES


Shults, R. A.; West, B. A.; ATV riding and helmet use among youth ages 12-17 years, USA, 2011: results from the YouthStyles survey. Injury Prevention, 21, 2015. 10-14
http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/injuryprev-2013-041138


White, B. K.; Baker, NJ de C. Child and youth mortality from motorcycle, quad bike and motorised agricultural vehicle use with a focus on deaths under age 15 years : Special Report. Wellington: Child and Youth Mortality Review Committee, 2014. 
Link to PDF


Clay, L. et al. Unrealistic optimism, fatalism, and risk-taking in New Zealand farmers' descriptions of quadbike incidents: a directed qualitative content analysis. J. Agromed., 20, 02015. 11-20.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1059924X.2014.976727

 

ROAD SAFETY


SWOV. Distraction in traffic: what are the hazards.[Holland]: Institute for Road Safety Research, 2013. 2p.
Link to PDF


SWOV Institute for Road Safety Research. Traffic education youngsters 10-17 years insufficiently effective [Blog post]. 2015.
Link to web page

 

RURAL AREAS


Waimakariri District Council;Injury Prevention Waimakariri. Safety first, never last. Have a future, not a past. s.l. : Waimakariri District Council, 2014? - 1 A4 Pamphlet. 1 p.


Waimakariri Primary School. Waimakariri Primary School quad / motorcycle survey. s.l. : Waimakariri Primary School, 2012. 1 p.


Waimakariri Primary School. Waimakariri Primary School horse survey. s.l. : Waimakariri Primary School, 2012. 1 p.


Waimakariri District Council;Injury Prevention Waimakariri. ATV or motorcycle readiness checklist. s.l. : Waimakariri District Council, 2014?  A4 Pamphlet. 2 p.
Link to PDF


Waimakariri District Council;Injury Prevention Waimakariri. Things you need to know about rural safety : are you and your child ready for a pony? s.l. : Waimakariri District Council, 2014?. A4 Pamphlet. 2 p.
LInk to web version
 


SAFE SLEEP


Midland District Health Boards. Safe infant sleeping - birth to 1 year. s.l. : Midland DHB,
2013. 15 p.


Elder, Dawn. Reducing the risk of sudden infant death-a steady gain but still room for improvement.
The New Zealand Medical Journal (Online), 128.1408 (Jan 30, 2015), 2015. 13-14.
http://search.proquest.com/docview/1653078275


Hutchison, B Lynne.; Thompson, John M D.; Mitchell, Edwin A. Infant care practices related to sudden unexpected death in infancy: a 2013 survey. The New Zealand Medical Journal (Online), 128.1408 (Jan 30, 2015), 2015. 15-22.
http://search.proquest.com/docview/1653078500


Northern Region safe sleep policy. Auckland? : Regional Child Health Network, 2014. 7 p.
http://www.healthpoint.co.nz/download,411745.do

 

STANDARDS


International Organization for Standardization. Safety aspects - guidelines for child safety in standards and other specifications. 3rd ed. Geneva : ISO; IEC, 2015. 39 p.

 

TRANSPORT


Haybatollahi M. et al. Neighbourhood preferences, active travel behaviour, and built environment: an exploratory study. Transp. Res. F Traffic Psychol. Behav, 29, 2015. 57-69.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.trf.2015.01.001 


Van Kann, D. H. H. et al.; Parental active transportation routines (PATRns) as a moderator of the association between neighborhood characteristics and parental influences and active school transportation. Environ. Behav., ePub, 2015.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0013916515574548


Demant Klinkera, Charlotte. et al. When cities move children: Development of a new methodology to assess context-specific physical activity behaviour among children and adolescents using accelerometers and GPS. Health and Place, Jan; 31, 2015. 90-9.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.healthplace.2014.11.006


Auckland Transport. 2013/14 Community Transport evaluation report. Auckland : Auckland Transport, 2015?. 65 p.
Link to PDF


Mitchell, R. J. et al. Risk factors associated with the severity of injury outcome for paediatric road trauma. Injury, 13 February 2015, ePub, 2015.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.injury.2015.02.006


Carver, A. et al. Active transport, independent mobility and territorial range among children residing in disadvantaged areas. J. Transp. Health, 1(4), 2014. 267-273
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jth.2014.01.004


Mammen, G. et al. School travel planning in Canada : Identifying child, family, and school-level characteristics associated with travel mode shift from driving to active school travel. J. Transp. Health, 1 (4), 2014. 288-294
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jth.2014.09.004


Smith, L. Walking school buses as a form of active transportation for children-a review of the evidence. J. Sch. Health, 85, 2015. 197-210.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/josh.12239


Austroads. Road fatalities and serious injuries in Australia and New Zealand 2001–10. 2015. 70 p.
Link to web location (Registration required for downloads)

 

URBAN AREAS


Auckland Council. I am Auckland : an Auckland-wide strategic action plan for children and young people : stage 1. Auckland : Auckland Council, 2015. 39 p.
Link to web page

 

WARNING SIGNS


Latham G; Long, T; Devitt, P. Children's misunderstandings of hazard warning signs in the new globally harmonized system for classification and labeling. Issues in Comprehensive Pediatric Nursing, Dec;36 (4), 2013. 262-78.
http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/01460862.2013.825659


Waterson, P.; Monk, A. The development of guidelines for the design and evaluation of warning signs for young children. Applied ergonomics, Sep; 45 (5), 2014. 1353-61
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apergo.2013.03.015


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New journals and magazines received

 

Safekids receives a number of hard copy journals. You are welcome to come and read them in the library.

Recent arrivals include:


Hazard (VISU)
LG: Local Government
Safeguard
Consumer

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New Safekids publications and resources


Most Safekids publications are on the Safekids website www.safekids.org.nz. They're also held by the Information Service and, where available, you can  request hard copies using this order form. 

FALLS RUIN THE FUN

"Falls ruin the fun" campaign posters and pamphlets are now available in other languages:


Ka he te whakangahau i nga hinganga : no reira me matakitaki koe i o tamariki kia noho pai ai ratau [Maori version]

O le pa'u e faauma fia fia : vaai lelei lau fanau ia saogalemu i mea o loo taaalo ai [Samoan version.]

To 'o lavea pea ta'eoli leva 'a e va'inga : ko ia ai tokanga'i ho'o fanau telia na'a nau lavea he va'inga'anga [Tongan version]

Falls ruin the fun : so keep an eye on your kids to help them play safe [Mandarin Chinese version]. DLE pamphlet only.

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