Violence Prevention

Register for Webinar: Intimate Partner Violence in the Pediatric Healthcare Setting

Registration is open for a webinar on Addressing Intimate Partner Violence in Pediatric Healthcare Settings. The free webinar is intended for physicians, nurses, social workers and other healthcare professionals and provides continuing education credits.

Same-Sex Marriage Policies: Positive Impact on Adolescent Suicide Attempts

It is exciting when you can see the positive impact of public policy on health outcomes of our children. A study recently published by JAMA Pediatrics provides cause to hope that we can decrease the rates of suicide attempts among adolescents.

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.

To Address Violence, Adults Play a Vital Role in Teen Dating Relationships

Recently published research highlights the critical support that parents and other trusted adults can provide to youth experiencing dating violence.

Gun Violence Victims Treated at Non-Trauma Facilities

Recently published research examined potential gaps in resources for treatment of victims of gun violence, highlighting the need for additional resources and training for community-based hospitals.

Forced to Sell Themselves: Child Sex Trafficking in the U.S.

Child sex trafficking can and does happen in communities throughout the US. Recently, an Uber driver made national headlines when he called the police after suspecting his teenager passenger was in danger of being trafficked. Read on to learn more about the scope of the problem, the warning signs, and what you can do to identify and help victims of child sex trafficking.

The Choking Game- Assessing the Risks

We have blogged about dangerous fads in the past, but the “choking game” is the first to my knowledge to be directly tied to a higher rate of suicidal ideation and poorer mental health among certain teen participants.

New Resource Alert: Youth Suicide Prevention Webinar Recording

CHOP's Violence Prevention Initiative has a new resource available-- a recorded webinar on the topic of suicide prevention in children and adolescents.

Suicide Happens Among Young Children- Part 2

In a previous post, we shared new information about suicide in young children-- including research that showed that young black children were at particular risk for completing suicide. Read more about the nuances of screening for and managing suicidal thoughts in young children

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