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Developmental Disabilities and Child Maltreatment

Learn more about a new study examining the frequency and severity of disabilities among children in families investigated for maltreatment.

The Role of Race and Ethnicity on ACEs and Developmental Disabilities

Do race and ethnicity play a role in diagnosing and treating developmental disabilities and adverse childhood experiences? CHOP experts Drs. Roy Wade and Juhi Pandey weigh in.

Children & Guns: Safety Tips from CHOP Experts

Today marks the 5th annual National Gun Violence Awareness Day, a day for honoring the memory of gun violence victims and acknowledging the public health epidemic of gun violence. CHOP's gun violence experts have developed an educational handout on gun safety tips to share with parents and caregivers.

Teen Health Week: Violence and Teen Mental Health

Last week, CIRP proudly joined our CHOP colleagues to participate in Teen Health Week, a now global initiative that began in Pennsylvania to raise awareness of the unique health considerations for teens. Violence Intervention Program (VIP) Manager of Clinical Program Operations Laura Vega, DSW, LCSW and Arturo Zinny, LPC, program director at Drexel University's Healing Hurt People, were featured in a PolicyLab blog post to share their perspectives on how community violence impacts adolescent mental health. Read a selection from the post.

Trauma-Informed Care Needed for Victims of Violence in the ED

A recent article published in the Annals of Emergency Medicine explains how ED staff can implement the four pillars of trauma-informed care when treating young patients who have been victims of violence.

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.