Research in Action Blog

The world of child injury prevention advances quickly in big and small steps each day. The Research in Action blog shares credible and timely commentary on the latest news, research, events, and more as we work together to keep children safe. We invite thought-provoking comments to spur friendly conversation among our readers. We feel that the regular posting of well-informed commentary by our readers will only enhance the quality of our blog. Comments are moderated by the Research in Action blog staff. The comments section is not intended to be a forum for specific parenting advice or to promote a product. Please use the "Contact Us" form for any information requests. Read more about our Commenting Guidelines.

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.

Mentoring Trainees Goes Both Ways

Read these tips to mentor trainees in injury science research from CIRP@CHOP’s Director of Training.

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.

Understanding Emergency Braking in Teen Drivers

New CIRP@CHOP research sheds light on poor braking in emergency situations by novice teen drivers.

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