Center for Injury Research and Prevention

ICYMI August 2020

September 1, 2020

Here are some newsworthy stories in the world of child injury prevention from August 2020:

School Transportation Safety

A recent blog post by the Transportation Research Board (part of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine) highlighted its bus safety and school transportation research, with the hopes to help inform further evaluation on how bus safety might be impacted by COVID-19.

Reducing Risk of Suicide After Hospital Discharge

A new study suggests that among children and adolescents, mental health outpatient follow up within 7 days of a psychiatric hospital discharge may be associated with a reduced risk of suicide.

Teens Drive Older Cars

A new study from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety found that during the time period 2013-2017, teens more frequently drove smaller and older cars than adults, potentially increasing their risk of injury in a crash.

Return to Youth Sports: Factors to Consider

CHOP’s Naomi Brown, MD and Matthew Grady, MD discussed the impact of coronavirus on a safe return to youth sports in a recent Primary Care Perspectives podcast episode.

Novel Strategies to Reduce Gun Violence

An article in in JAMA Psychiatry presents a call to action to think beyond laws when considering strategies to reduce gun violence. Instead, more effective programs may come from community- and/or scientifically- based novel interventions.

Child Abuse Investigations During the Pandemic

A recent New York Times article describes how the shift of child welfare workers to work remotely during the pandemic may impede investigations into allegations of child abuse.

Hand Sanitizer: Risky Packaging?

A certain brand of hand sanitizer sold in Canada and marketed for children may be mistaken for an edible product.