Center for Injury Research and Prevention

Child, Parenting, and Healthcare Provider Issues

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.

Trends in Infant and Youth Mortality By Age and Race/Ethnicity

A recent article in JAMA Pediatrics examined trends in infant and youth mortality by age group and race/ethnicity and also identified leading causes of death between 1999 and 2015. Read about what these trends mean and how this research can be used to inform public health policies and interventions.

Lessons Learned: Driving With and Without Medication in Individuals with ADHD

In today's post, I share what we learned about recruitment and study design from our recent paper about driving and medications in young individuals with ADHD.

Back to School Safety – Flashback Friday

With school back in full swing for most families, we wanted to use today's Flashback Friday post to look back at some of our previous back to school safety posts.

Could Depression in Teens Drive Intentional Injury?

Since depression affects interpersonal relationships with family members, friends, and significant others, it should be seen as a risk factor for self-injury and injury to others. Prevention is key.

How Parents Can Help Young Athletes Avoid Overuse Injuries in School Sports

Parents sometimes ask me how to safely develop their child into a great athlete. My response sometimes surprises them. I say, "Don’t specialize too soon". It is not good from an injury risk perspective, and it is not good for long-term athletic development.

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