Center for Injury Research and Prevention

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New Research, Resource Alert: Share Infographic on Mechanisms of Concussion Injuries

Youth concussions result from broad range of activities, not just contact sports says new CIRP study

Children Bullied Over Their Weight Are at Greater Risk of Internalizing the Abuse

There can be lifelong psychological and social implications from being bullied for being heavy as a child. New research describes what this looks like for middle and high school youth.

Mental Health Factors and Teen Driving Behaviors

Read about new research that examines how mental health symptoms related to ADHD, conduct disorder, and depression may affect the driving behaviors of newly licensed teens.

Community’s Reluctance to Report Signs of Child Abuse is Harming Children—Here’s How We Can Do Better

While it may be difficult to understand why bystanders failed to report the signs of child abuse in such an egregious case, a number of factors contribute to a general reluctance to intervene in abuse situations of all kinds and severity. Here's how we can do better.

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