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.

What Teens Think About Cell Phone Use Behind the Wheel

Read about a recent CIRP@CHOP study that describes teens' perceptions of inattention and cell phone use while driving.

Advances in Child Injury Prevention (ACIP) Conference, November 19-20

The Center for Child Injury Prevention Studies' (CChIPS) annual conference, Advances in Child Injury Prevention (ACIP), will be held November 19-20, 2015 in Plymouth, MI. Read more for topic and registration details.

Should Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Include Community-level Indicators?

Current knowledge of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), or the association between childhood trauma and long-term health and social consequences, relies on data predominantly collected from middle to upper-middle class participants who were fairly well educated and predominantly white. New research led by the Philadelphia ACE Task Force Research Workgroup uses a more socioeconomically and racially diverse urban population to measure both Conventional and Expanded (community-level) ACEs.

Best Practice for Car and Booster Seats As Your Child Gets Older

A recent Michigan based study reminds us that we need to remain vigilant about proper car seat and booster seat installation for older kids. Read more for resources on helping families learn best practices for child passenger safety in older children.

Help Teens Avoid the Regret, Avoid Impaired Driving

Keeping the lines of communication open is important in helping to promote safe teen behaviors, as both a passenger and a driver. Here are some tips for families to follow during National Teen Driver Safety Week and throughout the year.

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