January 17, 2018Smartphones 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.
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?
January 4, 2018Technology in the ED can make practicing violence prevention simple, evidence-based and time efficient for clinicians.
December 22, 2017For today's Flashback Friday post, I wanted to re-share a blog post on the consequences of victim blaming in cases of sexual assault by Violence Prevention Initiative Fellow Christine Forke Young, a relevant post in today's culture of #metoo.
December 14, 2017Today marks the fifth anniversary of the Sandy Hook tragedy, when 20 children and six educators were shot and killed. Read on for perspective on how a public health approach can transform efforts to reduce gun violence involving youth.
ICYMI November: Ridesharing and Motor Vehicle Crashes, Smartphones and Suicide, Spit Test for Concussion, and more!
November 30, 2017Read more for a roundup for newsworthy articles from November 2017.
November 8, 2017This guest post from Jessica DuBois Palardy, LSW describes CHOP's comprehensive approach to addressing intimate partner violence, as well as her experience presenting at the recent National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence.
September 29, 2017Read on for our ICYMI roundup of noteworthy news and articles for September 2017.
Can Pre-Schoolers Show Aggression? Opportunities to Address High Expulsion Rates of Youngest Children
September 19, 2017We are proud to share a blog authored by CHOP PolicyLab's Dr. Marsha Gerdes on the alarmingly high expulsion rates of preschoolers, and the short and potentially long-term consequences of expulsion.