Center for Injury Research and Prevention

ICYMI August 2018: Impaired Pedestrians, Farm Injuries, Family Separations, and More

August 29, 2018

Here's our monthly roundup of newsworthy articles in the arena of child injury prevention for August 2018.

Teaching Robots How to Drive

Researchers at Stanford are developing a model of human driving behavior in order to create artificial intelligence algorithms for self driving cars.

Research and Policy Perspectives on Separating Children and Parents

University of MIchigan released a report on the implications of separating children from their parents. The report, which includes resources and a social media toolkit, gathered perspectives from experts in child development, trauma and stress, and public policy.

High School Rankings for Sports Injury Safety

This Time article discusses a new ranking of high schools based on implementation of safety policies designed to prevent serious injury and death among high school athletes.

The Safety Risks and Benefits of Farm Work in Children -- In the Farmers’ Own Words

Researchers interviewed farm families to understand how they make decisions about whether to bring their children into the farm work environment. They hope that understanding this framework can help inform injury prevention strategies.

The Hazards of Impaired Walking

This Washington Post article discusses the growing prevalence of inebriated pedestrians and the safety hazards they face.