May 3, 2018Teenagers helping to make a difference in their communities is nothing new. But when teens take on hot-button issues, the backlash can be overwhelming and even alarming at times. The intense online criticism of students calling for gun control following the deaths of 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., in February may make parents and educators think twice about encouraging teens to speak out. Yet speaking their minds can contribute to teens’ mental wellbeing and even lay the groundwork for success as an adult.
May 8, 2018Learn about the nine projects funded for a new year of research at the Center for Child Injury Prevention Studies (CChIPS), which will be led by Principal Investigators from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and The Ohio State University.
May 15, 2018The American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma released a statement earlier this year, recognizing the prevalence of pediatric PTSD and the body of research showing that PTSD symptoms impact and disrupt a child’s full recovery from an injury.
May 10, 2018For teens and pre-teens, romance can be exciting and confusing; for the adults in their lives, including parents, teachers and healthcare providers, it may be difficult to discern the fine line between infatuation and abuse. Read more for tips to increase awareness of potential warning signs among parents and teens.
Register Today for Webinar: "Playing Catch-up -- How to Address US’ Lag in Reducing Child Mortality Rates"
May 17, 2018On Tuesday June 5th, CIRP will host a webinar bringing together experts across CHOP to identify the underlying causes of mortality in children under age 1 and adolescents 15-19 years, discuss the three major contributing factors driving the lag in US child mortality rates, and discuss the evidence-based policies which should be implemented to address these issues.
May 25, 2018For today's Flashback Friday, we join the National Organizations for Youth Safety (NOYS) in promoting Global Youth Traffic Safety Month by sharing tips to encourage safe driving and passenger behaviors during prom, graduation, and other end-of-school-year events.