Child, Parenting, and Healthcare Provider Issues

On-the-job Training for Trauma-informed Care

New CIRP@CHOP research recommends how to fill the gap in trauma-informed care training in the pediatric hospital setting.

Should Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Include Community-level Indicators?

Current knowledge of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), or the association between childhood trauma and long-term health and social consequences, relies on data predominantly collected from middle to upper-middle class participants who were fairly well educated and predominantly white. New research led by the Philadelphia ACE Task Force Research Workgroup uses a more socioeconomically and racially diverse urban population to measure both Conventional and Expanded (community-level) ACEs.

Best Practice for Car and Booster Seats As Your Child Gets Older

A recent Michigan based study reminds us that we need to remain vigilant about proper car seat and booster seat installation for older kids. Read more for resources on helping families learn best practices for child passenger safety in older children.

You Can Counsel Families About Gun Safety in the Home

Recently, a question was forwarded to me from a primary care practice in Pennsylvania: “Can the physician ask about guns in the household and document this in the medical record? Or can they only discuss gun safety?” This blog dispels confusion for clinicians caused by media attention about proposed legislation that has not been implemented.

New Resource Alert: Helping Families Emotionally Recover After An Injury

Read about a new section dedicated to helping families cope emotionally after an injury from the Center for Pediatric Traumatic Stress website.

Why Injury Prevention Cannot Be ‘One-Size-Fits-All’

Read about a new approach to injury prevention -- 'Precision Prevention' -- recently described in an Injury Prevention editorial.

New Resource Alert: Gun Safety Webinar Recording

CHOP's Violence Prevention Initiative has a new resource available-- a recorded webinar on the topic of gun safety in the home.

Remembering Pedestrian and Bicyclist Safety

While we often link road safety to vehicle safety, more children sustain injuries as pedestrians and bicyclists than as occupants in motor vehicle crashes. As pediatricians, we need to be proactive about teaching “defensive” walking and biking. Read more for discussion tips with with parents.

CChIPS Research Projects Aim to Alleviate Incompatibilities Between Car Seats and Vehicle Seats

Through the Center for Child Injury Prevention Studies, researchers at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and The Ohio State University are investigating incompatibilities between child restraint systems and vehicle seats, and identifying solutions for parents and manufacturers.

Assessing Content Validity for mHealth App Development

Read this third installment in a 6-part series on effective mHealth app development. Today's post is about how to use theory and evidence to guide app development.