Center for Injury Research and Prevention

ICYMI October: Blog Survey, Dr. Winston, Concussion and Multiple Sclerosis, ACEs and Sesame Street, and more!

October 31, 2017

We Want To Get To Know You!

Hello, blog readers! We at CIRP would like to better get to know you, your interests in child injury prevention, and how you like to receive news. You may have already completed the survey sent via email, but if this is the first time you are hearing of it, we would appreciate if you could fill out this quick 5 question survey, located here: CIRP Blog Survey. Thank you!!

Congratulations to Dr. Flaura K. Winston

Join us in congratulating Dr. Flaura K. Winston, scientific director and founder of CIRP@CHOP. She was just elected into the National Academy of Medicine class of 2017 for her lifelong work in improving child passenger safety, preventing teen and young driver crashes, and addressing posttraumatic stress after injury. Congratulations, Dr. Winston!

Concussion and Risk of Multiple Sclerosis

The New York Times reports on a new study which finds association between concussion in adolescence and multiple sclerosis later on.

10th Anniversary of National Teen Driver Safety Week

State Farm looks back on National Teen Driver Safety Week in its 10th anniversary this month, and reflects on the safety gains made over the last 10 years.

Infant Among Victims Saved During Sex Trafficking Sting

USA Today reports on an annual FBI sex trafficking sting that rounds up dozens of victims, including a 3-month old baby. Read our previous posts on child sex trafficking, including what to know as a service provider.

Stair Injuries Common and Increasing

new study reports on the frequency and pattern of stair injuries. Injuries are common in all age ranges, including in children.

Delaying School Start Time Could Add Billions to U.S. Economy

A study by Rand reports that pushing school times to 8:30 a.m. could add $83 billion dollars to the economy, due to increased graduation rates and reduced costs from car crashes, obesity, and mental illness.

Sesame Street and ACEs

Sesame Street in Communities initiative released a new module to help parents and providers to care for their young children coping with traumatic experiences. Their resources include videos, games, and free printables.

Using Tech for Self Care in the Age of Disaster

In a time when it feels like calamity after calamity, this New York Times article suggests some tech tips for self-care.