Center for Injury Research and Prevention

Child, Parenting, and Healthcare Provider Issues

Child Mortality Webinar Recording

The Center for Injury Research and Prevention hosted a webinar which provided actionable information for health policy stakeholders, government agency staff, child health policy advocates, elected officials, and healthcare providers to implement policy changes to adress the three identified causes driving up the child mortality rates.

Teens Entering Summer Workforce Face a Variety of Injury Risks

Summer employment is a great opportunity for teenagers to earn their own money, learn new skills, and take on new responsibilities. But it can also pose a variety of hazards, from back strain and sunburns to cuts and concussions. Read more for tips to prevent and manage four common injuries.

Flashback Friday – Global Youth Traffic Safety Month

For today's Flashback Friday, we join the National Organizations for Youth Safety (NOYS) in promoting Global Youth Traffic Safety Month by sharing tips to encourage safe driving and passenger behaviors during prom, graduation, and other end-of-school-year events.

American College of Surgeons' Statement on Pediatric PTSD

The American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma released a statement earlier this year, recognizing the prevalence of pediatric PTSD and the body of research showing that PTSD symptoms impact and disrupt a child’s full recovery from an injury.

Activism Can Be Good for Teens—If They Receive Support and Guidance

Teenagers helping to make a difference in their communities is nothing new. But when teens take on hot-button issues, the backlash can be overwhelming and even alarming at times. The intense online criticism of students calling for gun control following the deaths of 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., in February may make parents and educators think twice about encouraging teens to speak out. Yet speaking their minds can contribute to teens’ mental wellbeing and even lay the groundwork for success as an adult.

Resources for Families of Teens with Autism Who Want to Drive

We highlight a helpful resources for families of individuals with autism spectrum disorders who are interested in driving, developed by CHOP's Center for Autism Research.

Community’s Reluctance to Report Signs of Child Abuse is Harming Children—Here’s How We Can Do Better

While it may be difficult to understand why bystanders failed to report the signs of child abuse in such an egregious case, a number of factors contribute to a general reluctance to intervene in abuse situations of all kinds and severity. Here's how we can do better.

St. Patrick's Day Safety - Flashback Friday

Today's Flashback Friday encourages parents to remind their teens -- whether still at home or away at college -- to avoid the regret, avoid impaired driving on St. Patrick's Day and every day.

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