Center for Injury Research and Prevention

February 2019

Sexual Misconduct and Sports: Tips for a Safe Environment

With the recent stories of child abuse within sports (including recent suicide of a champion figure skater following allegations of sexual misconduct toward minors), here are some tips on how clinicians can guide families on how to keep their children safe while enjoying sports.

Registration Now Open for Crossroads of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Developmental Disabilities Webinar

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia’s Violence Prevention Initiative (VPI) is hosting a free webinar for clinical providers called "Crossroads of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Developmental Disabilities Webinar" on March 5, 2019, at 12:00-1:30 PM EST.

Educating on Firearm Safety in the Emergency Department

Read an abbreviated version of a blog on the development of a program to provide consultation, education, and materials on firearm safety to patient families seen in CHOP's Emergency Department.

Stalking is a Form of Violence That Must Be Taken Seriously, Especially on College Campuses

Stalking is a pervasive and too often underreported (or under-recognized) form of intimate partner or dating violence, especially on college campuses. Read more to learn about the challenges of handling disclosures of stalking, and the steps to take in order to protect victims on college campuses.

Taking Action to Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning is preventable, and outreach and education must be stepped up to prevent CO poisoning from occurring.

A Call to Action for Child Injury Research

The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) is updating its strategic plan to help guide the research it supports over the next five years. Read about how CIRP is advocating for NICHD to continue keeping injury and violence prevention as research priorities.