Center for Injury Research and Prevention

ICYMI July 2019: Reproductive Coercion, ACEs, Protective Motorcycle Gear, and More

August 2, 2019

Here is our monthly roundup of newsworthy articles about child injury prevention:

Reproductive Coercion an Active Threat to Teens

A new study published in Obstetricians & Gynecology found that approximately 1 in 8 high school females experienced reproductive coercion, a form of relationship abuse where an individual receives pressure from their partners to become pregnant.

ACEs and Academic Engagement

A recent study published in Pediatrics focused on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) and how to keep children engaged in school. The study found that different protective factors like having a parent to talk to or living in a safe neighborhood were associated with positive school outcomes.

Emotional Trauma Impacting Future Generations

A study by University of Zurich physicians found that the emotional trauma of a child’s separation from parents can trigger subtle biological alterations that children may pass on to their own offspring.

Gun Ownership Connected to Domestic Violence

New research finds that gun ownership was associated with domestic homicide rates among both men and women.

Child Abuse Screenings When the Child Isn't Being Abused

This Time Magazine article discusses the importance of establishing a “think less, screen more” mentality when contemplating screening a patient for child abuse. 

Why Motorcyclists Don’t Want to Wear Protective Gear

A new report from the Governors Highway Safety Administration studies the reasons why motorcyclists are hesitant to wear high-visibility protective gear.

Trauma-Informed School

This news article profiles a school district in Oklahoma that uses a trauma-informed care approach with their students, a change that has contributed to the safety of the school immensely.

Machine Learning and Predicting PTSD

New research from the New York University School of Medicine finds that machine learning can be used to predict which children would develop PTSD after a traumatic event.

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