Center for Injury Research and Prevention

ICYMI November 2018: How Gun Laws Save Children's Lives, Femicide, College Professors and Suicide Prevention, and More

November 30, 2018

Here is our monthly roundup on newsworthy child injury prevention articles in November 2018:

The Toll of Gun Violence on Clinicians

In this NPR article, doctors and nurses describe how they manage the emotional and physical toll of taking care of victims of gun violence. 

Football Participation is Dropping

Why is high school football participation in NJ dropping for the second year in a row? Concern about concussions is among the primary reasons.

Gun Laws Save Children's Lives

A new study shows that strict state gun laws are associated with reduced pediatric death from gun violence. 

Understanding Femicide

A new report on the gender-related killing of women and girls shows that females are at highest risk in the home, and are most likely to be killed be someone they know. 

Emergency Room Visits Reflect Crisis in Mental Health

Pediatric emergency room visits for mental health-related concerns have increased significantly in the past 5 or so years, particularly among minority youth.

The Neurologic Impact of Football After One Season

A new study reports that high school football players with high cumulative head impact exposure showed damage and differences in brain development after one season. 

Permanently Altered: The Lifelong Consequences for Shooting Victims

This heartbreaking account in the Philadelphia Inquirer details the rarely discussed long-term disability and financial burdens of shooting victims and their families. 

The Role of College Professors in Preventing Suicide

With the significant rise in college students seeking mental health care, professors and other faculty members find themselves "front line" and in a unique position to recognize early symptoms. 

The Doctor's View: Forced Separation and Pediatric Traumatic Stress

A doctor describes her experiences caring for an immigrant child who was forcibly separated from her family at the US border.