Center for Injury Research and Prevention

July 2019

Traumatic Stress and Brain Development

A recent CHOP and Penn study explores the association between adverse socioeconomic status and traumatic stress events on brain function, structure, and puberty.

Self-Driving Vehicles and Child Passenger Safety

New research funded by the Center for Child Injury Prevention Studies (CChIPS) explores what factors come into play when parents decide whether or not to allow their children to ride unaccompanied in an autonomous vehicle.

How Healthcare Systems Can Support Staff and Prevent Secondary Traumatic Stress

Learn about the Stress-Less Initiative, a trauma-informed group model which strives to reduce secondary traumatic stress and address unresolved trauma reactions in an effort to maintain professionals’ physical and mental health.

The Effects of Safety Interventions on Exposure to Laundry Detergent Packets Among Children

A recent study in Pediatrics studied the trends and effects of safety interventions on the exposure to laundry detergent packets in children.

Flashback Friday - Minority Mental Health

As July is Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, today's blog post flashes back to our previous posts on mental health research in minority populations.

Consumer Products and Traumatic Brain Injury

A recent study examined contributing consumer products/activities associated with non-fatal traumatic brain injuries in different age groups of children.