Center for Injury Research and Prevention

Violence Prevention Initiative

Registration Open for Webinar on "Human Trafficking In Adolescents: Understanding the Issues as a Service Provider"

July 17, 2017
Registration is open for a webinar entitled "Human Trafficking In Adolescents: Understanding the Issues as a Service Provider." The free webinar is intended for social workers and other healthcare professionals and provides free continuing education credits.

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ASK Day: A question that can’t wait

June 21, 2017
Today is ASK Day, when parents, caregivers and pediatricians alike are called upon to remember that, when it comes to guns in the home, Asking Saves Kids. Asking is framed around a simple question: “Is there an unlocked gun where your kids play?”

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New Resource Alert: Intimate Partner Violence and Pediatrics Webinar Recording

May 17, 2017

Watch a recorded webinar presented by CHOP's Violence Prevention Initiative and Lutheran Settlement House, which defines intimate partner violence and discusses strategies for addressing it in the pediatric healthcare setting.

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Adolescent Males Reveal Need for Mental Health Support After Violence

May 16, 2017

New research released today revealed that, among young men of color ages 12-17 enrolled in CHOP’s Violence Intervention Program from 2012-2016, the overwhelming majority (89 percent) self-identified a need for mental health care.

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Register for Webinar: Intimate Partner Violence in the Pediatric Healthcare Setting

April 19, 2017

Registration is open for a webinar on Addressing Intimate Partner Violence in Pediatric Healthcare Settings. The free webinar is intended for physicians, nurses, social workers and other healthcare professionals and provides continuing education credits.

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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.

New Resource Alert: Youth Suicide Prevention Webinar Recording

November 16, 2016
CHOP's Violence Prevention Initiative has a new resource available-- a recorded webinar on the topic of suicide prevention in children and adolescents.

Having an Incarcerated Parent: The mental health needs of affected children

August 22, 2016
This guest blog from Research Experiences for Undergraduates student Ellyn Butler explores the short- and long-term outcomes for children with incarcerated mothers.

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Decreasing "Mean Girl" Aggression Associated With Better Behavior Across Classroom

June 13, 2016
CHOP's Friend to Friend program has been proven effective for reducing the relational aggression of urban African-American 3rd to 5th grade girls. New research shows that the positive impact of the program extends to the entire classroom, including male students, non-aggressive female students, and even teachers, by channeling the influence of aggressive girls in a positive way and allowing them opportunities to hone their leadership skills.

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National Gun Violence Awareness Day, June 2nd

May 24, 2016
Next Thursday, June 2nd, National Gun Violence Awareness Day will be marked with events around the country. Among children and youth aged 1-24 years, guns cause two times as many deaths as cancer, five times as many as heart disease, and 20 times as many as infections. CHOP's Violence Prevention Initiative is dedicated to bringing a trauma-informed approach to violence prevention intervention at multiple touchpoints in a child’s lifespan, including an Emergency Department-based program which provides direct services to patients who are treated for assault injuries.

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