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Help Teens Avoid the Regret, Avoid Impaired Driving

Keeping the lines of communication open is important in helping to promote safe teen behaviors, as both a passenger and a driver. Here are some tips for families to follow during National Teen Driver Safety Week and throughout the year.

You Can Counsel Families About Gun Safety in the Home

Recently, a question was forwarded to me from a primary care practice in Pennsylvania: “Can the physician ask about guns in the household and document this in the medical record? Or can they only discuss gun safety?” This blog dispels confusion for clinicians caused by media attention about proposed legislation that has not been implemented.

Listen to Your Target Audience to Design a Viable mHealth Product

Learn about how to listen to your target market to create a viable mHealth app/intervention from the Digital Health Initiative at CHOP.

New Resource Alert: Helping Families Emotionally Recover After An Injury

Read about a new section dedicated to helping families cope emotionally after an injury from the Center for Pediatric Traumatic Stress website.

Call to Action: National Teen Driver Safety Week 2015

The Center for Injury Research and Prevention (CIRP) Research Team at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) shares this year's theme for National Teen Driver Safety Week (October 18-24, 2015) in this blog post and offers messaging and activities teens and families can use to spread the word.