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Improving Safety for Drivers with ADHD

April 30, 2020
Read Dr. Allison E. Curry highlights from her recent commentary for the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry with Dr. Thomas J. Power on how advancing ADHD-driving research can improve driver safety.

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The Growing Importance of Assessing Medical Fitness to Drive

February 27, 2020
In this guest post from Desmond O'Neill, MD, who leads the Irish Traffic Medicine Programme, learn how managing fitness to drive is a growing trend in medicine.

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One Autistic Young Adult's Road to a Driver's License

February 18, 2020
Read about how one family approached the decision to pursue a driver's license for their autistic son, Ben, and how to access transportation alternatives for non-drivers from experts at CHOP's Center for Autism Research.

Child Passenger Safety During Well-Child Visits

May 30, 2019
At a recent well-child visit for my infant son, a member of the clinical team asked about our child passenger safety practices. Unfortunately, this isn't always the norm at many practices due to barriers such as limited time during visits and a lack of awareness of best practices.

Renewed Support for Promoting Trauma-Informed Pediatric Healthcare

April 25, 2019
With funding again provided by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the National Traumatic Stress Center will continue to develop resources on pediatric trauma-informed care.

Nurses Play Key Role in Injury Recovery

April 9, 2019
After an injury, many children experience a decreased quality of life. Pediatric nurses play a key role in helping them recover. New research examines posttraumatic stress symptoms and hope after injury.

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

August 29, 2017
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.

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New Research Points to Factors Involved in Pediatric PTS

July 25, 2017
Read more about new CIRP@CHOP research showing how children cope with an injury and potential ways to prevent posttraumatic stress.

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