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driver training and assessment

Stakeholder Assessment Contributes to Program Planning Guide

January 26, 2017
Read about how Emily Sykes, BS went directly from a co-op student opportunity to full-time Research Coordinator in two years at CIRP@CHOP, learning a lot about teen driving program planning and evaluation along the way.

New Resource Alert: Teen Driving Program Planning & Evaluation Guide

January 3, 2017

Learn how to establish and implement an evidence-informed, practical process to plan, select, and evaluate teen driver safety programs with this new resource from experts at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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Exploring Gender Issues in Parent-Supervised Driving

September 22, 2015
Read about how one of CIRP@CHOP's student researchers is continuing to study gender issues in practice driving now as part of our clinical team.

What’s Essential for Parent-focused Teen Driving Interventions

July 21, 2015
Read about what's essential in developing effective parent-focused teen driver interventions in this post from Allison Curry, PhD, MPH. She shares the results of a critical review she and fellow traffic safety researchers performed as part of the Transportation Research Board Young Subcommittee. Their findings were recently published in the Journal of Adolescent Health.

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

April 16, 2015
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.

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What I Learned About Driving By Never Getting Behind the Wheel

March 26, 2015
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.

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New Resource Alert: TeenDrivingPlan Parent Guide

March 12, 2015
Download and share the TeenDrivingPlan Parent Guide with families to help them keep teen drivers safe and learning. This interactive resource is based on years of research at CHOP and also includes a Goal Guide and Logging and Planning Tool to keep everyone on track.

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Under Development: Video Game Technology to Help Teen Drivers Practice Speed Management

January 15, 2015
Speeding, a factor in more than one third of crashes involving teens behind the wheel, often occurs because teens don’t have enough experience to know what speed is safe, particularly in bad weather, when visibility is poor, or when traffic is bad. Researchers from CIRP@CHOP and Parallel Consulting are developing a video-based tool to teach teens about safe driving speeds under several common conditions.

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New Resource Alert: Webinar on Safety in Children with Special Health Care Needs

November 20, 2014
Patty Huang recently presented a webinar on safety in children with special health care needs (CHSCN), hosted by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services' Injury and Violence Prevention and CYSHCN Programs. In it, she describes key factors that place CSHCN at risk for unintentional injuries, and reviews strategies for injury prevention that families of CHSCN should know. Here are some links to access the presentation.

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