Center for Injury Research and Prevention

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.

Is Graduated Driver Licensing Appropriate for Older Novice Drivers?

As states consider whether to improve existing Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) provisions or to extend current requirements to include older novice driver populations, it is critical for the research community to provide rigorous scientific evidence. Read about new CIRP@CHOP research that is contributing to the debate.

Back-to-School Concerns: Don’t Forget About Guns in the Home

As back-to-school time approaches, it’s a good time to remind parents and caregivers to ask about the presence of a gun in a home before they allow their children to visit.

Hot Water Challenge

Read more about the latest dangerous trend, the Hot Water Challenge, from which one child has already died.

New Resource Alert: Human Trafficking in Adolescence Webinar Recording

Watch a recorded webinar presented by CHOP's Violence Prevention Initiative which defines human trafficking in adolescence and discusses strategies for addressing it in the pediatric healthcare setting.

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