Center for Injury Research and Prevention

June 2016

The Fire Challenge- Yet Another Dangerous Fad

Sadly, yet another dangerous YouTube trend is making the rounds. The Fire Challenge involves kids and teens dousing themselves with something flammable and then setting themselves on fire. Here's what to know.

Safety Behaviors on the Big Screen

A recent study explored the transportation related safety behaviors of the most popular children’s movies from 2008-2013. Read more to learn about the surprising findings.

A Golden Age for Clinical Trial Participant Enrollment

Today we welcome a guest blog from Chris Gantz, MBA, program manager, Clinical Research Support Office, Recruit Enhancement Core, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute, who shares why social media and mobile technology are creating opportunities to engage with potential study participants in ways that were not possible just a few years ago.

Decreasing "Mean Girl" Aggression Associated With Better Behavior Across Classroom

CHOP's Friend to Friend program has been proven effective for reducing the relational aggression of urban African-American 3rd to 5th grade girls. New research shows that the positive impact of the program extends to the entire classroom, including male students, non-aggressive female students, and even teachers, by channeling the influence of aggressive girls in a positive way and allowing them opportunities to hone their leadership skills.

Taking My Research to the Next Level in Sweden

In this guest blog post, Gretchen Baker, a former Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) student at CIRP@CHOP, shares why she is pursuing a PhD in injury biomechanics research and the importance of collaboration within the research community.

Rear-facing to Age 2: Questions from Local Car Seat Checks

This August, Pennsylvania becomes the 4th state to require children remain in a rear-facing child restraints to age 2. Here are common questions from parents.

Perspective From Philly Gay Pride Festival

Interactions at Gay Pride Festival confirmed "it gets better" but reminds us to better support LGBTQ youth earlier, such as with inclusive school climates.