Center for Injury Research and Prevention

Child, Parenting, and Healthcare Provider Issues

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.

#InMyFeelings -- The Latest Dangerous Fad

As summer draws to a close, we reflect on the dangerous fad of the season: the #InMyFeelings challenge.

Cell Phone Distraction Can Contribute to Pediatric Drowning

We know that distracted driving can result in crashes and injuries. However, there is some recent evidence demonstrating that distractions, namely from cell phone use, can contribute to another highly prevalent childhood injury: drowning.

What Are the Long-Term Effects of Separating Immigrant Children from Their Parents?

I recently talked with two of my colleagues at CHOP about the physical and mental impact of the U.S. policy of separating detained immigrant children from their parents at the Mexican border and how parents and other caregivers can help them heal.

Why Screen for Intimate Partner Violence? Because Families Need Us To

Read an abbreviated version of a blog from Ashlee Murray, MD, MPH on screening for intimate partner violence in the healthcare setting.