The NCFRP is getting ready for the release of Version 5.0 of the National Fatality Review Case Reporting System (NFR-CRS) on April 23rd, 2018. This webinar highlights new section I5 (Child Abuse, Neglect, Poor Supervision and Exposure to Hazards) and section J (Person Responsible). These sections replace the Acts of Omission and Commission Section of version 4.1.
Webinar: “What’s New in Version 5.0 of the National Fatality Review Case Reporting System”
Presented March 21, 2018
The NCFRP is getting ready for the release of Version 5.0 of the National Fatality Review Case Reporting System (NFR-CRS) on April 23rd, 2018. This webinar highlights major changes including re-structuring of the current Section I, Acts of Omission/Commission, to be more user friendly (which will improve the consistency of reporting), and addition of new skip patterns in other sections (for example, if the decedent was a premature infant who never left the hospital after birth, many inapplicable questions will automatically be skipped). There are many other improvements coming your way in Version 5.0, largely thanks to your feedback.
Webinar: “Highlighting Important Prevention Resources from our Partners”
Presented February 21, 2018
Have you wondered what prevention resources are available from Cribs for Kids, The Children’s Safety Network, and City MatCH? Please welcome, Judith Bannon, Jennifer Allison, and Erin Schneider for a webinar as they discuss the mission of their organizations and the various prevention resources available for you.
Webinar: “Improving Our Understanding of Infants with Substance Exposure and Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS)”
Presented October 31, 2017
Have you wondered what the difference is between an infant born substance exposed and an infant born with neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS)? Join Dr. Nancy K. Young for an interactive webinar that will cover the picture of opioid use disorders; substance use during pregnancy; the difference between NAS and substance exposure; best practices for collaboration and plans of safe care; and suggestions for what fatality review teams can do to address the needs of families affected by substance use disorders.
Exploring how Title V can use fatality review to improve maternal and child outcomes in communities
Presented October 17, 2017
Audience: State/Federal Maternal and Child Health Partnership Technical Assistance Meeting, Skill Building Workshop
Fatality Review is a valuable tool that can enhance and inform states’ Title V Needs Assessment, Action Planning, Data Collection and Analysis, and Workforce Development. FIMR and CDR benefit Title V programs by:
- Examining social, cultural, safety, and health systems factors that are associated with fetal, infant, and child mortality through review of individual cases
- Identifying system barriers and problems that need improvement through case reviews
- Addressing ways of improving service systems and community resources to reduce future fetal, infant, and child deaths
- Providing valuable qualitative data to use with states’ quantitative infant and child mortality data
Key to both processes is building diverse coalition/community partnerships that lead to better understanding of the determinants of fetal, infant and child deaths and community-specific prevention initiatives.
This presentation was part of a Skills Building workshop, given at the State/Federal Maternal Child Health Partnership Technical Assistance Meeting, October 17 2017, Arlington, Virginia.
Click here for the slides from Workshop
Webinar: “Using Social Determinants of Health to Inform Fatality Review”
Presented June 7, 2017
Social determinants of health are conditions in the environments in which people are born, live, learn, work, play, worship, and age that affect a wide range of health, functioning, and quality-of-life outcomes and risks. Child Death Review (CDR) and Fetal and Infant Mortality Review (FIMR) programs work to understand health care systems and social problems that contribute to fetal, infant, and child deaths and to identify and implement systems improvement and interventions to improve the lives of some of our most vulnerable women, infants, children, and families. Keeping a Social Determinants of Health lens while conducting fatality review is a step toward reducing inequities in these vital health outcomes.
Webinar: “State Child Death Review Advisory Boards: Strategies to make them effective in preventing deaths”
Presented May 10, 2017
Do you have a State CDR Advisory Board? Could your board be more effective in making recommendations or moving to action? Join us for this webinar as we hear from three states that have success stories and strategies to share. Your colleagues from Alabama, Michigan and Nevada will share their best practices in getting their state boards to act on local review findings and to move from data to action.
Webinar: “Data Driven Strategies for Drowning Prevention”
Presented April 12, 2017
Among unintentional injuries, drowning is a leading cause of death of children. Almost 800 children fatally drown each year between the ages of 0-17 in the United States. This webinar will highlight three settings in which many drownings occur – in and around the home; swimming pools; and open bodies of water. Age, gender, and race vary considerably according to each of these settings. Prevention strategies for each of these settings will be discussed. Fatality review data has been instrumental in shaping our understanding of fatal drownings.
Archive of Webinar passcode “Drowning”
Questions and Answers
Dangerous Waters: Profiles of Fatal Childhood Drownings in the U.S. 2005-2014, June 2016
Keeping Kids Safe in and Around Water Report, Exploring Misconceptions that Lead to Drowning, July 2016
Webinar “Applying the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Framework to Fatality Review and Prevention”
Presented March 8, 2017
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.
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