Center for Injury Research and Prevention

Child Traumatic Stress

Children Bullied Over Their Weight Are at Greater Risk of Internalizing the Abuse

There can be lifelong psychological and social implications from being bullied for being heavy as a child. New research describes what this looks like for middle and high school youth.

It’s All About Balance: Navigating the Pros and Cons of Smartphones for Teens and Children

Smartphones serve as a social lifeline for many, but have also become a cause for concern as increasing evidence shows that excessive time spent on the devices can be a factor in depression and suicidal thoughts in teens and children. I recently talked with two of my expert colleagues at CHOP about the competing dangers and benefits of smartphones for teens and children, and how parents can help kids manage their screen time appropriately.

Talking with Children about Natural Disasters

In this post, we share some resources on methods to talk to young children about disaster and manage traumatic stress.

ADHD and Adverse Childhood Experiences

Read more to learn about a recently published study on the prevalence of adverse childhood experiences and childhood ADHD.

The Ethical Case for Trauma Informed Pediatric Care

In a new article VIP@CIRP researchers explore how the principles of trauma informed care embody core principles of medical ethics.

Culture Shift – Spreading Trauma-Informed Care Across a Health System

The VPI@CHOP team recently published results of a QI study on implementing trauma-informed care training across CHOP.

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