Research In Action

Research In Action

ICYMI May 2020
June 2, 2020

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

Innovation in Pediatrics Podcast

Last month, my colleagues Flaura Winston, MD, PhD and Daria Ferro, MD, a pediatric hospitalist, discussed the “innovation ecosystem” at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) on the "Primary Care Perspectives" podcast, where the goal is to "efficiently, effectively, and safely address acute pain points in pediatric healthcare with sustainable, actionable solutions that can be widely shared," particularly during this time of a pandemic.

Gun Safety Drills at Home

For some children, gunfire safety drills aren't limited to school. Staying at home has highlighted the ongoing threat of gun violence in certain communities, with children routinely hiding underneath beds or in basements to avoid active gunfire outside their home.

Lockdowns and Increase in Gun Shootings

Everytown for Gun Safety reports a spike in unintentional fatal shootings by children in the time period coinciding with coronavirus lockdowns.

Telehealth Strategies for Suicidal Youth

The UCLA/Duke ASAP Center for Trauma-Informed Suicide, Self-Harm, & Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment released some guidance on trauma-informed strategies to help youths with suicidal or self-harm thoughts in the setting of telehealth.

Behavioral Impact of "Web of Violence"

Researchers at CHOP recently published a study exploring the association between levels of exposure to maltreatment, peer victimization, and bullying perpetration and behavioral clinical outcomes (e.g. depression symptoms) among adolescents.

The Stress of Staying at Home

Closing of colleges and staying home from school may be especially difficult for certain youths, including those who identify as LGBTQ and live in a potentially psychologically damaging home environment.