Center for Injury Research and Prevention

Child, Parenting, and Healthcare Provider Issues

Managing Risks in Youth Sports- Flashback Friday

Today's Flashback Friday post is just in time for back to school sports- read more for Dr. Arbogast's blog post about managing risks in youth sports.

The Ethical Case for Trauma Informed Pediatric Care

In a new article VIP@CIRP researchers explore how the principles of trauma informed care embody core principles of medical ethics.

Current trends in ATV Crash Injuries

A new study reports the incidence, mortality trend, and anatomic distribution of fractures due to ATV use in children and teens. Read more for details, along with safety tips for families.

New Resource Alert: Medscape Segment on Teens with ADHD & Driving

Learn about how clinicians can help families prepare their teens with ADHD for driving in this Medscape segment featuring Thomas J. Power, PhD, a CHOP expert in ADHD.

What's Up with Fidget Spinners

As probably any parent of a school-aged child knows, the toy of the moment is the fidget spinner. The toy, which comes in a variety of sizes and weights and now with capabilities such as playing music through a Bluetooth speaker, provides hours of distraction for kids (and some adults, too). But beware that, as with many other popular fads, users should exercise some caution as well.

Protecting the Smallest Passengers in Motor Vehicles: CPS for Premature Infants

What are the special considerations for child passenger safety for low birth weight or premature infants? We explore current best practice recommendations and potential research opportunities to optimize the safety of our smallest passengers.

Value of End-User Input: EHR-based Clinical Support Tool Success

Minds Matter concussion program at CHOP implemented a successful EHR-based intervention to improve provider behaviors. Learn how.

ASK Day: A question that can’t wait

Today is ASK Day, when parents, caregivers and pediatricians alike are called upon to remember that, when it comes to guns in the home, Asking Saves Kids. Asking is framed around a simple question: “Is there an unlocked gun where your kids play?”

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