Child, Parenting, and Healthcare Provider Issues

Readiness to Mow

According to the AAP, more than 9,000 children each year seek emergency room treatment for injuries sustained by a lawn mower. Here are tips for parents to follow to prevent these injuries from occurring.

Concerns about Safety Among Parents of Children with Disabilities

Learn about a recent study examining the safety concerns of parents of children with a variety of disabilities and how healthcare providers can address these concerns.

A Need to Fix a Blind Spot in Clinical Care

CIRP@CHOP's Flaura Winston, MD, PhD shares how to fix a blind spot in critical care: the heightened crash risk of doctors working consecutive night shifts.

Why Pediatricians Should Ask About Bullying

When it comes to bullying, there are multiple touchpoints at which intervention is possible, including at schools, at home, and through visits to the pediatrician’s office. Here at CHOP, we have instituted a network-wide bullying screen as part of our Electronic Health Record, making asking about bullying a standard part of the care that many of our patients receive.

A Pediatrician’s Guide to Understand and Support Youth with Gender Dysphoria

As a developmental and behavioral pediatrician, I sometimes face questions such as, “My 5-year-old son much more strongly prefers ‘girl’ toys, like dolls and princesses. What does this mean?” I’m sure many other clinicians also face the same types of questions from time to time. How can we help parents to understand whether these symptoms are part of common exploration, or whether it is a sign of something else?

Reducing the Impact of a Potentially Traumatic Event

Pediatric healthcare providers have the unique opportunity to impact the reactions of families and patients to a potentially traumatic event (PTE). This blog post shares how to guide patients to reframe their thoughts and to foster resilience by practicing trauma-informed care.

Speak Up and Screen: A Reaction to Recent Suicide Clusters

In the wake of another suicide cluster in California, learn what we can do to prevent these tragedies from occurring.

New Resource Alert: Medical Traumatic Stress Guide for Mental Health Professionals

A new guide developed by the Center for Pediatric Traumatic Stress guides mental health professionals working with children impacted by medical traumatic stress.

Building A Minimal Viable Product (MVP)

Read this post about building a Minimal Viable Product (MVP), sixth in a series from CIRP@CHOP Digital Health Initiative experts on creating effective mobile interventions.

Rear-Facing Infant Seat vs. Convertible Seat for Children Over Age 1

Consumer Reports now recommends that children restrained using a rear-facing infant seat should be transitioned to a rear-facing convertible seat at age 1. This post explores how CPS Technicians and pediatricians can frame this information for parents and caregivers.

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