Child, Parenting, and Healthcare Provider Issues

The Choking Game- Assessing the Risks

We have blogged about dangerous fads in the past, but the “choking game” is the first to my knowledge to be directly tied to a higher rate of suicidal ideation and poorer mental health among certain teen participants.

New Resource Alert: Youth Suicide Prevention Webinar Recording

CHOP's Violence Prevention Initiative has a new resource available-- a recorded webinar on the topic of suicide prevention in children and adolescents.

Officiating for Safety in Youth Ice Hockey

Learn how officials play an important role in preventing injury in youth ice hockey, including concussions, in this informative post.

Suicide Happens Among Young Children- Part 2

In a previous post, we shared new information about suicide in young children-- including research that showed that young black children were at particular risk for completing suicide. Read more about the nuances of screening for and managing suicidal thoughts in young children

Research Tool Aims to Help Children Recover After Injury

Learn about a new CIRP@CHOP research tool that aims to help researchers better understand how parents and children interact after an injury.

Suicide Happens Among Young Children

Patty Huang shares implications for practitioners of a new study describing suicide among elementary school-age children.

AAP Releases New Policy Statement on Improving Pediatric Injury Care

Last month the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) published a Policy Statement on Management of Pediatric Trauma to guide a comprehensive approach for improving outcomes for injured children. With 20 million children injured each year in the US, this guidance is timely and much needed. In this post, Nancy Kassam-Adams, PhD shares key points from the statement that highlight the need to attend to the emotional recovery of injured children.

Injuries from Strollers and Infant Carriers

Read more about a recent study exploring the rates and patterns of injury from strollers and infant carriers.

Child Passenger Safety Beyond Passenger Vehicles: School Bus Safety

In Part 2 of this blog series on National Safety Council's updated child passenger safety recommendations, the topic of 3-point seat belts on school buses is explored.

Child Passenger Safety Beyond Passenger Vehicles: Airplane Safety

National Safety Council recently announced an update to its child passenger safety policy statement. This included a recommended mandate that children under 2 years of age should be properly secured in their own seat on airplanes using an using a child restraint system that has been approved and tested for aircraft usage.

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