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ICYMI September 2018: 'Just a Teen,' Teens as Truck Drivers, 'Bullet Control,' Suicide Prevention and More

October 1, 2018
Read this roundup of newsworthy articles in the world of child injury prevention for September 2018.

Communication and Education are Keys to Protecting Children with Intellectual Disabilities from Sexual Predators

July 2, 2018
Young people with developmental disabilities seek physical and emotional connections with others just like anyone else, but they are at higher risk of being sexually abused or assaulted by someone they know. I spoke with Dr. Laura Graham Holmes, a Postdoctoral Fellow at CHOP's Center for Autism Research, about how to help individuals with developmental disabilities advocate for themselves.

ICYMI: Kentucky School Shooting, Roadside Detection of Marijuana Impairment, Gender Dysphoria, Sexual Abuse and Intellectual Disability, and more...

January 30, 2018
Read more for a roundup for newsworthy articles from January 2018.

Flashback Friday- Teen Dating Violence

December 22, 2017
For today's Flashback Friday post, I wanted to re-share a blog post on the consequences of victim blaming in cases of sexual assault by Violence Prevention Initiative Fellow Christine Forke Young, a relevant post in today's culture of #metoo.

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The Consequences of Victim Blaming: Sexual Assault and Higher Education

May 18, 2016
I recently learned about a disturbing policy at Brigham Young University (BYU) that promotes victim blaming following sexual assault. We need to shift away from societal attitudes and policies that encourage blaming sexual assault victims and move toward placing the responsibility where it belongs – with the perpetrators of these crimes.

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