Center for Injury Research and Prevention

ICYMI September 2018: 'Just a Teen,' Teens as Truck Drivers, 'Bullet Control,' Suicide Prevention and More

October 1, 2018

Below is a roundup of newsworthy articles in the world of child injury prevention for September 2018.

"Just a Teen"

What’s wrong with the “just a teen” defense for Brett Kavanough, according to a psychologist in Vox.

The Psychological Impact of Natural Disasters

A psychologist discusses the psychological impact of natural disasters on children and how adults can help them cope.

A Proposal for 18-Year-Old Truck Drivers

Due to a shortage of truck drivers, some lawmakers are proposing legislature to lower the age minimum for long-haul truck drivers from 21 to 18 years.

Minorities More Likely To Experience Adverse Childhood Experiences

A new JAMA Pediatrics study, which explored adverse childhood experiences in a nationally representative sample, shows that people in minority groups, including people of color and people who identified as gay, lesbian or bisexual, had significantly higher chance of having experienced adversity in childhood

A Ban on Infant Walkers

On the heels of a new study in Pediatrics showing continued high risk of injury from infant walkers, pediatricians continue to advocate for their ban.

"Bullet Control"

This New York Times article discusses a different tactic to prevent gun violence: increased regulation of ammunition sales. 

A Toolkit for Suicide Prevention

WHO launched a suicide prevention toolkit in September.

The Impact of Homelessness on Pediatric Health

A new study in Pediatrics found that children who experienced homelessness either prenatally or after birth were at higher risk to have fair/poor health, hospitalizations, and developmental delays, compared to children who had never experienced homelessness.

Decision to Play Youth Football

Parents, in their own words, talk about balancing the benefits of football and the risk of CTE .

CT Scan Decision Aid for Kids with Head Trauma

A study examined the use of a decision aid in children with minor head trauma, and found that while CT scan rates did not change significantly, health care utilization seven days after the injury was safely reduced.