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?
Violence Prevention Initiative
In this guest blog post, Amanda Parks, a former CIRP@CHOP REU student, shares her experiences working with the Violence Prevention Initiative.
A recently published study has established CHOP’s Friend to Friend as the first and only relational aggression intervention to demonstrate a decrease in relationally-aggressive behaviors among urban minority girls that continued at least a year after the conclusion of the program.
CHOP's Violence Prevention Initiative has a new resource available-- a recorded webinar on the topic of gun safety in the home.
Today, we are pleased to share a moderated discussion between two students who worked with CHOP’s Violence Intervention Program (VIP) this summer. VIP is a community-focused, trauma-informed program designed to reduce re-injury and retaliation among youth ages 8 to 18 years by working with them in the hospital and following discharge. Jody Thigpen is currently pursuing her Masters of Social Work and will be entering her second year of the program at The University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice, while Ezekiel Richardson is a second year medical student at The University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine.
I recently went through training in One Kind Word alongside my CIRP@CHOP co-workers. At its core, it teaches folks to positively intervene when they see a parent-child conflict in a way that is helpful and supportive to both parent and child. It actually sounds harder than it really is-- as I learned just hours after my training.
Today, the Violence Prevention Initiative (VPI) team is proud to wear orange in support of victims of gun violence for National Gun Violence Awareness Day. Read on to learn why gun violence is an American problem that everyone has a stake in solving.
As part of CHOP's Partner for Prevention program, the 20-session classroom-based PRAISE program teaches kids strategies for dealing with bullying and related skills such as problem solving and empathy. Remarkable change in attitudes and behavior was demonstrated in the students' Fall 2014 leadership projects, which took the form of illustrated storybooks.
CHOP's Violence Prevention Initiative (VPI) has developed new bullying prevention resources for families, educators, and youth violence stakeholders, including a recorded webinar and downloadable fact sheets.
CHOP's Violence Prevention Initiative is hosting a webinar on the topic of bullying prevention for educators, school counselors, and administrators in elementary and middle school grades.