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trauma-informed care

Forced to Sell Themselves: Child Sex Trafficking in the U.S.

January 30, 2017

Child sex trafficking can and does happen in communities throughout the US. Recently, an Uber driver made national headlines when he called the police after suspecting his teenager passenger was in danger of being trafficked. Read on to learn more about the scope of the problem, the warning signs, and what you can do to identify and help victims of child sex trafficking.

Our Most Popular Posts 2016

December 28, 2016
As 2016 draws to a close, let's take a look back at Research in Action's most popular posts in the last year.

Bridging the Gaps to Better Understand the Challenges Facing Urban Youth

August 20, 2015
Today, we are pleased to share a moderated discussion between two students who worked with CHOP’s Violence Intervention Program (VIP) this summer. VIP is a community-focused, trauma-informed program designed to reduce re-injury and retaliation among youth ages 8 to 18 years by working with them in the hospital and following discharge. Jody Thigpen is currently pursuing her Masters of Social Work and will be entering her second year of the program at The University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice, while Ezekiel Richardson is a second year medical student at The University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine.

One Kind Word Training Applied

July 15, 2015
I recently went through training in One Kind Word alongside my CIRP@CHOP co-workers. At its core, it teaches folks to positively intervene when they see a parent-child conflict in a way that is helpful and supportive to both parent and child. It actually sounds harder than it really is-- as I learned just hours after my training.

Peer Support, Mental Health, and Violence

May 8, 2014
As we commemorate today as National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day, it helps to bring awareness to the significant relationship between violence and mental health. Although not all mental and behavioral health issues cause youth to become violent, some can increase the risk of violence for children. Therefore, awareness of mental health issues in children is pivotal to reducing the impact of their exposure to and involvement with violence.

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