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New CIRP@CHOP research sheds light on poor braking in emergency situations by novice teen drivers.
New CIRP@CHOP research asks: Can we identify which children are most at risk of emotional distress after trauma?
New CIRP@CHOP research sheds light on why teens talk or text on their cell phones while driving.
Read about a recent CIRP@CHOP study that describes teens' perceptions of inattention and cell phone use while driving.
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.
With millions of children each year exposed to potentially traumatic events, there is a great need for accessible early preventive interventions that could promote recovery and decrease the chances of developing persistent posttraumatic stress symptoms (PTSS). But there is only a small number of published evaluation studies of such early interventions for children, and few have found clear evidence of preventing or reducing PTSS. We are working to close that gap with the development of a web-based intervention called Coping Coach.
The Simulated Driving Assessment (SDA) offers a safe way to determine why teens crash.
New research from CIRP@CHOP suggests pain assessment using the Color Analogue Pain Scale, even during acute medical care, can play a role in screening for risk of ongoing Post Traumatic Stress symptoms.
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.