Center for Injury Research and Prevention

Child, Parenting, and Healthcare Provider Issues

Autism and Police: Using Virtual Reality to Train for Safe Interactions

For individuals with autism spectrum disorders, differences in communication may make interacting with strangers a challenging experience. When the stranger is a police officer, the encounter can quickly become dangerous for everyone involved. Read more to learn about a CHOP study testing the effectiveness of a virtual reality tool to improve the safety of interactions between police and adolescents and adults with autism spectrum disorders.

#BirdBoxChallenge- The Latest Dangerous Fad

The Bird Box challenge is the latest dangerous social media trend. Read more to learn about it.

How CHOP is Taking Innovation to the Next Level in Pediatric Digital Health

My colleague, Daria Ferro, MD and I recently conducted a presentation entitled, “From Problem to Impact: Toward an Innovation Ecosystem,” as part of the Healthcare Informatics Series by CHOP's Department of Biomedical and Health Informatics. Read more for our strategies on how to bring new ideas to fruition at CHOP.

Flashback Friday: Toy Safety

Inspired by a recent annual survey on toy safety, and with many of us entering our peak holiday toy shopping, today's Flashback Friday post highlights our previous toy safety blog posts.

Dangerous Trend - Liquid Nitrogen and Food

Learn about a new food trend at malls, kiosks, and fairs across the country that carries health risks.

A PROFOUND Approach to Concussion Research

A new research collaborative sees value in taking a multi-disciplinary approach to concussion research in children and teens.

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