Violence Prevention

New Resource Alert: Intimate Partner Violence and Pediatrics Webinar Recording

Watch a recorded webinar presented by CHOP's Violence Prevention Initiative and Lutheran Settlement House, which defines intimate partner violence and discusses strategies for addressing it in the pediatric healthcare setting.

Adolescent Males Reveal Need for Mental Health Support After Violence

New research released today revealed that, among young men of color ages 12-17 enrolled in CHOP’s Violence Intervention Program from 2012-2016, the overwhelming majority (89 percent) self-identified a need for mental health care.

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.