Research in Action Blog

The world of child injury prevention advances quickly in big and small steps each day. The Research in Action blog shares credible and timely commentary on the latest news, research, events, and more as we work together to keep children safe. We invite thought-provoking comments to spur friendly conversation among our readers. We feel that the regular posting of well-informed commentary by our readers will only enhance the quality of our blog. Comments are moderated by the Research in Action blog staff. The comments section is not intended to be a forum for specific parenting advice or to promote a product. Please use the "Contact Us" form for any information requests. Read more about our Commenting Guidelines.

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

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.

Stakeholder Assessment Contributes to Program Planning Guide

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.

Honoring the Entrepreneurial Spirit of a Child

Bishop Curry, the 10 year old son of a Toyota employee, came up with a design that he hoped might prevent hot car deaths among children in car seats. His father's quest to share this vision led to an invitation to tour Toyota's Collaborative Safety Research Center and attend the Center for Child Injury Prevention Studies' annual Advances in Child Injury Prevention conference. Read more to hear a conversation about their experience.

Concussions in Youth Soccer: Current Guidelines and Research

Today we are pleased to welcome a guest blog post from Jaclyn Caccese, PhD, who shares some insights from her research on current initiatives in the youth soccer world on the appropriateness of heading.

New Resource Alert: Teen Driving Program Planning & Evaluation Guide

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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