Center for Injury Research and Prevention

Public Policy

Policy Priorities for Pediatricians in the Fight Against Gun Violence

On the subject of firearm violence, the policy landscape can be challenging to navigate. Evidence-based legislative priorities such as Child Access Prevention laws and Extreme Risk Protection Orders have the potential to save children's lives.

A Call to Action for Child Injury Research

The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) is updating its strategic plan to help guide the research it supports over the next five years. Read about how CIRP is advocating for NICHD to continue keeping injury and violence prevention as research priorities.

Registration Now Open for Crossroads of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Developmental Disabilities Webinar

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia’s Violence Prevention Initiative (VPI) is hosting a free webinar for clinical providers called "Crossroads of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Developmental Disabilities Webinar" on March 5, 2019, at 12:00-1:30 PM EST.

Autism and Police: Using Virtual Reality to Train for Safe Interactions

For individuals with autism spectrum disorders, differences in communication may make interacting with strangers a challenging experience. When the stranger is a police officer, the encounter can quickly become dangerous for everyone involved. Read more to learn about a CHOP study testing the effectiveness of a virtual reality tool to improve the safety of interactions between police and adolescents and adults with autism spectrum disorders.