Center for Injury Research and Prevention

Our Most Popular Blog Posts of 2019

December 30, 2019

As the year draws to a close, we want to look back on our most popular 2019 Research In Action posts:

Follow the 5 “Rs” of Medication Safety

Dr. Jeanette Trella shares how following the Five Rights of Medication Administration can help parents and caregivers safely give medicine to their children.

Autism and Police: Using Virtual Reality to Train for Safe Interactions

For individuals with autism spectrum disorders, differences in communication may make interacting with strangers a challenging experience. When the stranger is a police officer, the encounter can quickly become dangerous for everyone involved. Read more to learn about a CHOP study testing the effectiveness of a virtual reality tool to improve the safety of interactions between police and adolescents and adults with autism spectrum disorders.

New Research on Teens with Autism and Driving

Learn about a new five-year study, being conducted by CHOP researchers and funded by The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, to gain a more comprehensive understanding of mobility issues for autistic adolescents.

Decreasing Aggression in Schools: CHOP’s Friend to Friend Program Expands Across the Philadelphia School District

Read about a National Institutes of Health grant that is allowing for the expansion of Friend to Friend, a school-based relational aggression intervention designed specifically for 3rd to 5th grade girls.

The Role of Race and Ethnicity on ACEs and Developmental Disabilities

CHOP experts Drs. Roy Wade and Juhi Pandey weigh-in on the role race and ethnicity play in diagnosing and treating developmental disabilities and adverse childhood experiences (ACEs).

As always, we thank all of our loyal readers and wish you all a happy and healthy new year!