Research In Action

Research In Action

ICYMI April 2021
May 4, 2021

Here is a roundup of some newsworthy articles in the world of child injury prevention from the past month:

Addiction Risk for Teens

A new study in JAMA Pediatrics finds that when compared to young adults, teens have a higher risk of becoming addicted to marijuana and prescription drugs within the first year of trying them.

Car Seat Expiration Dates

This article reminds us why it is important to check for a child car seat's expiration date.

Firearm Injuries and Covid-19

During the first six months of the pandemic, gun-related injuries inflicted and sustained by children under age 12 year rose significantly, according to a new study in Pediatrics.

Developmental Disabilities and Maltreatment

This update of the 2007 AAP report "Maltreatment of Children With Disabilities” provides more specific information on the subtypes of developmental disabilities that are associated with increased maltreatment, as well as community resources and preventative strategies for clinicians caring for children with disabilities.

Gun Violence on TV and in Real Life

Gun-related deaths and gun violence in prime-time TV shows both doubled in the same time period, according to a new study by Senior CIRP Fellow Dan Romer, PhD and his colleague Patrick Jamieson PhD. 

Federal Investment in Community Violence Interventions

This past month, the White House announced its initial efforts to reduce gun violence through community violence interventions.

International Efforts to Reduce Drowning

The United Nations passed a resolution to increase awareness of drowning and to develop strategies to reduce it.