Center for Injury Research and Prevention

ICYMI September 2020

October 1, 2020

Below are some newsworthy stories in the world of child injury prevention from September 2020:

Gun Violence Rising Amidst the Pandemic

Since the start of the pandemic, the frequency of gunshot injuries has risen to historic levels in St. Louis, including among children.

Clinical Outcome Following Concussion Among Youth with ADHD

A recent review found no clear association between ADHD and clinical outcome following a sports-related concussion, although limitations of the studies to date speak to the need for further research in this area.

E-scooter Injuries Among Teens and Young Adults

A recent study finds that electric scooter injuries are rising particularly among 15 to 25 year olds.

Locations of Mass Shootings

In a research letter to JAMA Pediatrics, CIRP@CHOP's Dr. Michael Nance reports that more than 90% of mass shootings occur within a mile of a school or where children gather.

COVID-19 Increases Vulnerability to Human Trafficking

The pandemic has potentially increased the risk of human trafficking, as well as the difficulty of identifying those who are trafficked and providing support to survivors, as described in an article in JAMA Pediatrics.

The Effects of Electronic Tracking Devices on Elopement Among Autistic Children

A study found that use of electronic tracking devices was associated with reduced frequency of elopement and reduced risk of injury as a result of elopement among children and teens on the autism spectrum.