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Teen Driving Webinar: "Proven and Promising Programs to Reach Parents"

Join us for a webinar on proven and promising programs to reach parents of teen drivers featuring Jessica H. Mirman, PhD, who will walk attendees through the TeenDrivingPlan Parent Guide, a new resource based on years of CHOP research to help parents effectively supervise practice driving.

Can Injury Pain Predict Posttraumatic Stress in Children?

New research from CIRP@CHOP suggests pain assessment using the Color Analogue Pain Scale, even during acute medical care, can play a role in screening for risk of ongoing Post Traumatic Stress symptoms.

Promoting Tween Passenger Safety

New campaign from NHTSA, "Never Give Up Until They Buckle Up", reminds parents to insist on correct restraint use for their kids between ages of 8 and 14. With my young children, my goal is to make buckling up automatic or second nature as they grow into Tweens and Teens

Lifesavers 2015: Child Passenger Safety Q & A

At the Lifesavers Conference held last month in Chicago, I presented on my research examining the awareness, attitudes, and dissemination practices of pediatricians two years following the release of the revised American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) policy statement on child passenger safety. The presentation elicited some interesting questions that I thought would be worth sharing.

What I Learned About Driving By Never Getting Behind the Wheel

In today's post, we are pleased to welcome guest blogger Christian Parker, a Civil Engineering student at Drexel University, who is working with CIRP's Simulated Driving Assessment team. Read about his experience working on the project as a non-driver.