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School-based Intervention Can Help Stop “Mean Girls” Tendencies

A recently published study has established CHOP’s Friend to Friend as the first and only relational aggression intervention to demonstrate a decrease in relationally-aggressive behaviors among urban minority girls that continued at least a year after the conclusion of the program.

A Pivotal Meeting Leads to Decade of Cooperative Research & Impact

Today, the Center for Child Injury Prevention Studies (CChIPS) at CHOP is celebrating 10 years of collaborative research aimed at improving child safety. CChIPS' founder and director takes a look back at a pivotal meeting that put CChIPS -- and it's 10 years and over 100 research projects -- into motion.

On-the-job Training for Trauma-informed Care

New CIRP@CHOP research recommends how to fill the gap in trauma-informed care training in the pediatric hospital setting.

Wanted: Diverse Range of Undergrads for Summer Research Experiences

The Injury Science Research REU program sponsored by the National Science Foundation is seeking undergraduate candidates for a paid summer 2016 internship.

Glen's Village

I recently learned about the amazing film “Glen’s Village” featuring the journey of one of my former patients, Glen Casey. His trajectory to becoming a student at The University of Pennsylvania, including the impact of childhood trauma, was the subject of a documentary produced by the Philadelphia Public School Notebook. Read more to learn about the film.