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.

Laying the Foundation for MHealth App Development

Learn why when planning an mHealth intervention, it's important to understand the problem and your audience. This informative post is the second in a six-part series on mHealth app development.

Bridging the Gaps to Better Understand the Challenges Facing Urban Youth

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.

Gun Safety in the Home: Webinar from Violence Prevention Initiative

The Violence Prevention Initiative at CHOP is hosting a free webinar entitled, "Counseling Families on Gun Safety in the Home." Gun violence is a complex public health issue in the U.S., and those who counsel families about child access to guns in the home play a pivotal role in keeping children optimally safe. This webinar is for practitioners who want to add gun safe storage tips to their anticipatory guidance on safety in the home.

Suicide Screening in Adolescents: The Potential To Save A Life

This guest blog post authored by Jeremy Esposito, MD, a third year fellow in pediatric emergency medicine at CHOP, explores the topic of adolescent suicide and how the CHOP Emergency Department is employing a Behavioral Health Screen for all adolescents ages 14 to 19.

New Resource Alert: Trauma-informed Clinical Care Guide

The Center for Pediatric Traumatic Stress now offers reliable tools based on the DEF protocol to help identify, prevent, and treat traumatic stress responses at the time of need and within scope of practice.

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