Center for Injury Research and Prevention

May 2018

Activism Can Be Good for Teens—If They Receive Support and Guidance

Teenagers 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.

The CChIPS 2018-2019 Research Portfolio is Launched!

Learn 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.

American College of Surgeons' Statement on Pediatric PTSD

The 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.

Bad Romance: How Acting on Warning Signs Can Help Stop Adolescent Dating Abuse

For 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"

On 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.

Choosing a Career in Injury Science Research

Ridhi Sahani plans to pursue a PhD in Biomechanical Engineering at the University of Virginia and shares why the Injury Science Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program helped her prepare for the future.

Flashback Friday – Global Youth Traffic Safety Month

For 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.