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.

Autonomous Cars and Self-Driving Technology: Burden or Boon for Teen Drivers?

Autonomous and self-driving technology is under scrutiny after a supposed auto-pilot mode-related fatal crash. These technologies have potential to prevent crashes, but we can't underestimate the human factors at play -- especially for young drivers.

How Do Our Communities Recover from Recent Shooting Deaths?

Guest Blogger Krista Mehari, PhD provides perspective to help Research & Action community to process and cope with recent shootings.

Perspective From Philly Gay Pride Festival

Interactions at Gay Pride Festival confirmed "it gets better" but reminds us to better support LGBTQ youth earlier, such as with inclusive school climates.

Rear-facing to Age 2: Questions from Local Car Seat Checks

This August, Pennsylvania becomes the 4th state to require children remain in a rear-facing child restraints to age 2. Here are common questions from parents.

Safety Behaviors on the Big Screen

A recent study explored the transportation related safety behaviors of the most popular children’s movies from 2008-2013. Read more to learn about the surprising findings.

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