Center for Injury Research and Prevention

ICYMI June 2020

July 1, 2020

Here is a roundup of some newsworthy child injury prevention articles from the last month:

Rideshares and Cabs: Ok to Use?

In this Huffington Post article, CIRP Associate Fellow Dr. Kit Delgado and others discuss the infectious risks of using rideshares or cabs during the pandemic.

How to Transform Driver Safety During the Pandemic

In the face of legislation eliminating on-road driving tests for driver licensing, CIRP Co-Scientific Director Dr. Flaura Winston discusses the significant safety risks of doing so and makes suggestions on how to effectively assess driving safety even during the pandemic. 

Safety Hazards At Home

With the pandemic now several months long, a new pattern of injury and safety hazards is emerging among children staying at home.

Cyberbullying and Post Traumatic Stress

A recent study in Archives of Disease in Childhood found a link between post-traumatic stress symptoms and cyberbullying -- among both victims and perpetrators.

The Need for Black Mental Health Workers

The need for more informed treatment of trauma due to racism is dire among black Americans. Accompanying the need for treatment is the scarcity of black mental health workers, as discussed in this National Public Radio article.

Fireworks Safety

In this TODAY Show article, CHOP Injury Prevention Expert Gina Duchossois, MS and others explain the dangers of home pyrotechnics and share fireworks safety and injury prevention advice.