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National Teen Driver Safety Week 2020

October 20, 2020
National Teen Driver Safety week (October 18-24) is here and the perfect time to read about CIRP's teen driving research to drive the conversation.

The Natural History of Concussion in Infants and Children Under Age 5

June 18, 2020
Postdoctoral Research Fellow Olivia E. Podolak, MD shares findings from a new Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) study that helps clinicians better understand the characteristics of concussion in 0 to-4-year-old patients.

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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.

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