Child, Parenting, and Healthcare Provider Issues

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.

Defending the Use of Time-Out

This informative post from an attending physician in developmental and behavioral pediatrics at CHOP explains when time-outs can be an effective behavioral strategy.

Duct Tape Challenge- the Latest Dangerous Fad

The duct tape challenge, where someone is wrapped in duct tape and challenged to break free within a certain period of time, is the latest social media trend, with certain youtube videos garnering up to over 2 million views. However, the recent serious injuries of a teen who participated in this challenge reminds us that it's important for clinicians, parents, and teachers to understand why teens are attracted to fads like these, and what we should do about them.

Managing Risks in Youth Sports

The release of the movie "Concussion" inspired thoughtful discussion on chronic traumatic encephalopathy, concussion, and youth sports. Read more for how parents can be counseled to minimize risk while reaping the benefits of youth sports.

CHOP’s Buckle Up For Life Program Educates on Passenger Safety for the Whole Family

Today, we are pleased to welcome a guest blog post from CHOP Trauma Prevention Coordinator Kelsy Stenger on Buckle Up For Life, a community-based passenger safety education program that educates families on critical safety behaviors and provides free child car seats to families in need.

The Problem with Hoverboards

Hoverboards top the holiday lists of many this season, but beware of the risks. Hoverboard safety alert from US DOT has been issued. Read more for tips to stay safe.

On-line Training for Nurses: Trauma-informed Approach to Patient Care

When we know better, we do better. We never wore seat belts, never had car seats, and never wore bike helmets while growing up. Now, my family ALWAYS wears seat belts and bike helmets and are optimally restrained while riding in cars. 

Designing mHealth Apps

Read this post about designing an effective mHealth app, fifth in a series from CIRP@CHOP Digital Health Initiative experts.

On-the-job Training for Trauma-informed Care

New CIRP@CHOP research recommends how to fill the gap in trauma-informed care training in the pediatric hospital setting.

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