Center for Injury Research and Prevention

March 2019

College and Police Authorities Need Protocols to Protect Students from Intimate Partner Violence

The response to complaints of intimate partner violence on college campuses can vary greatly depending on the school and locale. The lack of a clear, consistent protocol lies at the center of the disconnect when it comes to school and law enforcement authorities taking action. IPV specialist, Teresa Salinas, LSW describes how handling reports on threatening behaviors towards others on campus requires coordination at the individual, campus, local, and state levels.

After Injury, Brain Injury Science Is His Calling

Gabriel Nah, a senior at Lincoln University, plans to become a neuroscientist and thanks the REU Injury Science at CIRP for helping him choose a career path.

Power of Strong EHR Data Drives New Research

A recent study I conducted with colleagues from the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University, Julia M. Baker, MPH and Carolyn Drews-Botsch, PhD, MPH, demonstrates the power of data in Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s electronic health records (EHR) system in helping us continue to examine the rates of driver licensure and risk of crashing among adolescents and young adults with various medical conditions.

Webinar Recording Available: Adverse Childhood Experiences and Developmental Disabilities

For many healthcare providers, it can be challenging to distinguish between behaviors associated with a developmental disability and behaviors resulting from adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). It takes coordination across multiple disciplines to ensure early and accurate diagnosis and treatment of ACEs and/or developmental disabilities. On March 5, 2019, CHOP's Violence Prevention Initiative (VPI)  hosted a webinar titled "Crossroads of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Developmental Disabilities" that provided actionable information for healthcare providers to meet these challenges.

Prevent Intentional Abuse of Loperamide

Abuse of loperamide, an anti-diarrhea medication available over-the-counter under the brand name Imodium®, is becoming a growing problem. Since there are currently no treatment protocols for loperamide abuse or toxicity, prevention is key. This includes early detection and connection to treatment and resources for those suffering with opioid substance use disorder.

Join Our Researchers at Lifesavers

Learn about upcoming CIRP presentations at this year's Lifesavers Conference, including using technology to combat distracted driving, why teens drive distracted, and child passenger safety and autonomous vehicles.

Flashback Friday- Poison Prevention

To cap off National Poison Prevention Week, today's flashback Friday centers around posts highlighting poison prevention and control.

Policy Priorities for Pediatricians in the Fight Against Gun Violence

On the subject of firearm violence, the policy landscape can be challenging to navigate. Evidence-based legislative priorities such as Child Access Prevention laws and Extreme Risk Protection Orders have the potential to save children's lives.