Center for Injury Research and Prevention

Child, Parenting, and Healthcare Provider Issues

Research Tool Aims to Help Children Recover After Injury

Learn about a new CIRP@CHOP research tool that aims to help researchers better understand how parents and children interact after an injury.

Suicide Happens Among Young Children

Patty Huang shares implications for practitioners of a new study describing suicide among elementary school-age children.

AAP Releases New Policy Statement on Improving Pediatric Injury Care

Last month the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) published a Policy Statement on Management of Pediatric Trauma to guide a comprehensive approach for improving outcomes for injured children. With 20 million children injured each year in the US, this guidance is timely and much needed. In this post, Nancy Kassam-Adams, PhD shares key points from the statement that highlight the need to attend to the emotional recovery of injured children.

Injuries from Strollers and Infant Carriers

Read more about a recent study exploring the rates and patterns of injury from strollers and infant carriers.

Child Passenger Safety Beyond Passenger Vehicles: School Bus Safety

In Part 2 of this blog series on National Safety Council's updated child passenger safety recommendations, the topic of 3-point seat belts on school buses is explored.

Child Passenger Safety Beyond Passenger Vehicles: Airplane Safety

National Safety Council recently announced an update to its child passenger safety policy statement. This included a recommended mandate that children under 2 years of age should be properly secured in their own seat on airplanes using an using a child restraint system that has been approved and tested for aircraft usage.

New Resource Alert: Medical Traumatic Stress Guide for Working with Children in Foster Care

A new resource developed by the Center for Pediatric Traumatic Stress in partnership with Northeast Treatment Centers supports nurses and clinicians that provide care to patients in the child welfare system. The online course provides a 1.0 Continuing Education Credit for nurses.

Hidden Cost of Extreme Athleticism in Teen Girls

Watching the elite female athletes during these Olympic games has been beyond exciting. While the often extreme fitness and diet regiments of the athletes may suggest robust health, one topic parents should be aware of is that female athletes, through an imbalance of nutrition and hormones, are at both short- and long-term risk for poor bone health. I reached out to my sports medicine colleague, Naomi Brown, for more perspective.

Trampoline Park Injuries

Read more for new information about the risks of pediatric injury at trampoline parks.

When to Stop with Pokémon Go

Pokémon Go is everywhere. But along with the benefits come risks for injury. Here is some common advice for clinicians when discussing with families.

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