Research In Action

Research In Action

ICYMI October 2021
November 2, 2021

Here is our monthly roundup of interesting articles about pediatric injury prevention from the past month:

Non-Accidental Trauma During COVID-19

A new study reports that during the COVID-19 stay-at-home lockdown orders in 2020, the percentage of children presenting to pediatric trauma centers for non-accidental trauma more than doubled. 

Childhood Stress and Neurological Outcomes

Adverse childhood experiences may be linked to neurological symptoms in adulthood, according to a new study.

Golf Cart Injuries in Children

A new paper from CHOP researchers found that pediatric golf cart injuries rose to over 6,500 cases per year, with more than half occurring in children under 12, suggesting the need for increased safety education.

Who COVID-19 Leaves Behind

Heartbreaking statistics show that children from racial and ethnic minority groups account for the majority of the numerous children who have lost a parent or caregiver as a result of COVID-19. These tragic losses place kids at short- and long-term risk for mental and physical health crises.  

Parent-Based Interventions for Children with Unintentional Injury

A new study compares the effects of two parent-based interventions to support the psychosocial recovery of unintentionally injured children. A program that taught parents motivational interviewing and stress screening techniques was associated with improved psychosocial symptoms during recovery. 

Training Providers For Conversations Around Firearm Safety

Conversations with patient families around gun safety during well-child pediatric visits increased significantly after provider and staff training, according to new research.