July 10, 2018It remains unclear if distracted driving legislation has had much success in reducing the problem. New research indicates that teens who report texting and taking calls while driving also engage in other intentionally risky driving behaviors, such as ignoring speed limits.
June 29, 2018Read more for a round up of newsworthy articles about child injury prevention from the past month.
June 19, 2018The 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.
Register Today for Webinar: "Playing Catch-up -- How to Address US’ Lag in Reducing Child Mortality Rates"
May 17, 2018On Tuesday June 5th, CIRP will host a webinar bringing together experts across CHOP to identify the underlying causes of mortality in children under age 1 and adolescents 15-19 years, discuss the three major contributing factors driving the lag in US child mortality rates, and discuss the evidence-based policies which should be implemented to address these issues.
May 3, 2018Teenagers 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.
ICYMI March 2018: Vacant Lots and Crime Rates, Gender Bias in Academic Publishing, Young Children and Political Protests, Digital Sexual Activity and Teens, and more
March 29, 2018Read more for a roundup of newsworthy articles in the world of child injury prevention from March 2018.
ICYMI February 2018: A Call to Action for Gun Safety, Recognizing Warning Signs of Violence and Abuse, Head Injuries in Children, Adverse Childhood Experiences and More
February 28, 2018Read more for a roundup of newsworthy articles in the world of child injury prevention from February 2018.
February 13, 2018Read about new CIRP@CHOP research published in the Journal of Adolescent Health that examined the impact of New Jersey's Graduated Driver Licensing requirement on young driver behaviors.
January 10, 2018New study tells us that teen driver car crashes and gun assaults cause US to lag behind other wealthy nations in reducing childhood mortality rates. How can we reduce exposure to these risks for our youth?