September 13, 2018Since depression affects interpersonal relationships with family members, friends, and significant others, it should be seen as a risk factor for self-injury and injury to others. Prevention is key.
August 7, 2018New findings that suicidal ideation and suicide attempts among children and teens are on the rise in the United States unfortunately comes as no surprise. This disturbing trend indicates that parents, schools and the pediatric health system need to focus more than ever on recognizing red flags and acting on them effectively. The key questions on everyone’s minds include what are youth suicide warning signs, and how to effectively act on them?
July 24, 2018Read more for a discussion on a recent study comparing firearm related injuries between urban and rural populations.
July 18, 2018Read an abbreviated version of a blog from Ashlee Murray, MD, MPH on screening for intimate partner violence in the healthcare setting.
Communication and Education are Keys to Protecting Children with Intellectual Disabilities from Sexual Predators
July 2, 2018Young people with developmental disabilities seek physical and emotional connections with others just like anyone else, but they are at higher risk of being sexually abused or assaulted by someone they know. I spoke with Dr. Laura Graham Holmes, a Postdoctoral Fellow at CHOP's Center for Autism Research, about how to help individuals with developmental disabilities advocate for themselves.
June 29, 2018Read more for a round up of newsworthy articles about child injury prevention from the past month.
June 19, 2018The Center for Injury Research and Prevention hosted a webinar which provided actionable information for health policy stakeholders, government agency staff, child health policy advocates, elected officials, and healthcare providers to implement policy changes to adress the three identified causes driving up the child mortality rates.
June 1, 2018June 2nd is National Gun Violence Awareness day. To honor this weekend, this flashback Friday features our recent blog posts on preventing gun violence.
May 31, 2018Read more for our monthly roundup of noteworthy articles in the world of child injury prevention.