Center for Injury Research and Prevention

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.

Flashback Friday – Global Youth Traffic Safety Month

For today's Flashback Friday, we join the National Organizations for Youth Safety (NOYS) in promoting Global Youth Traffic Safety Month by sharing tips to encourage safe driving and passenger behaviors during prom, graduation, and other end-of-school-year events.

Choosing a Career in Injury Science Research

Ridhi Sahani plans to pursue a PhD in Biomechanical Engineering at the University of Virginia and shares why the Injury Science Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program helped her prepare for the future.

Register Today for Webinar: "Playing Catch-up -- How to Address US’ Lag in Reducing Child Mortality Rates"

On Tuesday June 5th, CIRP will host a webinar bringing together experts across CHOP to identify the underlying causes of mortality in children under age 1 and adolescents 15-19 years, discuss the three major contributing factors driving the lag in US child mortality rates, and discuss the evidence-based policies which should be implemented to address these issues.

American College of Surgeons' Statement on Pediatric PTSD

The American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma released a statement earlier this year, recognizing the prevalence of pediatric PTSD and the body of research showing that PTSD symptoms impact and disrupt a child’s full recovery from an injury.

Bad Romance: How Acting on Warning Signs Can Help Stop Adolescent Dating Abuse

For teens and pre-teens, romance can be exciting and confusing; for the adults in their lives, including parents, teachers and healthcare providers, it may be difficult to discern the fine line between infatuation and abuse. Read more for tips to increase awareness of potential warning signs among parents and teens.

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