Research in Action Blog

The world of child injury prevention advances quickly in big and small steps each day. The Research in Action blog shares credible and timely commentary on the latest news, research, events, and more as we work together to keep children safe. We invite thought-provoking comments to spur friendly conversation among our readers. We feel that the regular posting of well-informed commentary by our readers will only enhance the quality of our blog. Comments are moderated by the Research in Action blog staff. The comments section is not intended to be a forum for specific parenting advice or to promote a product. Please use the "Contact Us" form for any information requests. Read more about our Commenting Guidelines.

‘Tis the Season to Thank Our Research Volunteers

Research participation is volunteerism! CHOP researchers deeply appreciate the contribution of families that chose to participate in studies, leading to breakthroughs and innovation daily.

Are GDL Advocates Ready For Action?

Is 2017 a good year to build coalition around legislating evidence-based improvements to Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL)? A new report on priorities for GDL advocacy efforts can help guide teen driver safety advocates.

New Brief Screening Tools for Posttraumatic Stress

Read about new CIRP@CHOP research about a tool that can help busy clinicians, school nurses, and others seeing in service settings screen for posttraumatic stress in children.

The Importance and Evolution of Integrated Safety Systems in Motor Vehicles

Read a conversation with Tony Gioutsos of TASS International, who served as the keynote speaker at the Advances in Child Injury Prevention (ACIP) Conference, on the topic of integrated safety in motor vehicles.

The Choking Game- Assessing the Risks

We have blogged about dangerous fads in the past, but the “choking game” is the first to my knowledge to be directly tied to a higher rate of suicidal ideation and poorer mental health among certain teen participants.

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