Center for Injury Research and Prevention

Concussion

Consider a Public Health Approach to Traumatic Stress Prevention

The vast population-level impact of trauma exposure among children and youth provides a compelling example of the need for a public health approach to preventing posttraumatic stress among the young.

Vision Disorders Are Common After Concussion for Adolescents

Minds Matter researchers at CIRP@CHOP describe the prevalence of vision disorders that are not picked up in routine vision screens after adolescent concussions.

Managing Risks in Youth Sports

The release of the movie "Concussion" inspired thoughtful discussion on chronic traumatic encephalopathy, concussion, and youth sports. Read more for how parents can be counseled to minimize risk while reaping the benefits of youth sports.

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.

Acceptable Concussion Risk in Professional vs. Youth Athletes

Probably along with many of you, our household cheered when the United States won the Women’s World Cup championship last month. Amidst the excitement for the win, however, one moment in the tournament stands out for me- a controversial decision in the USA vs. Germany game to allow two players back into the match following a head to head collision. Regardless of whether that was the correct call, I think it’s important to recognize that when it comes to concussion risk, coaches and clinicians should take a more conservative approach for youth athletes.

ERs See More Concussion Visits, Order More CT Scans

New CIRP@CHOP brief report describes increase in rates of concussion diagnosis in ERs that correspond to increase in rates of CT scans, which is counter to best practice for neuroimaging.

A Transition In Location, But Not In Mission

Although I am leaving CHOP and transitioning from Philadelphia to Rhode Island this summer, I am reminded that through continued collaboration and rigorous research to action to impact, we as a larger child passenger safety community can further reduce the injuries, disability, and mortality from motor vehicle crashes.

Inside the Mind of a 10-year-old: An ED Doctor's Perspective for Pediatricians

After a child has experienced a traumatic medical event involving a visit to the Emergency Department, the follow-up pediatrician visit is crucial to the patient's emotional recovery. Here's what pediatricians should know.

Gumption Pays Off: Networking to Get Training and Set Career Goals

Today we are pleased to welcome a guest blog post from Julia Vanni, a Health Science student at Northeastern University in Boston, who is wrapping-up her research training experience at CIRP@CHOP at the end of June.

Refining a Web-based Tool to Help Children Recover from Trauma

With millions of children each year exposed to potentially traumatic events, there is a great need for accessible early preventive interventions that could promote recovery and decrease the chances of developing persistent posttraumatic stress symptoms (PTSS). But there is only a small number of published evaluation studies of such early interventions for children, and few have found clear evidence of preventing or reducing PTSS. We are working to close that gap with the development of a web-based intervention called Coping Coach.

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