Center for Injury Research and Prevention

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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.

Back to School Safety – Flashback Friday

With school back in full swing for most families, we wanted to use today's Flashback Friday post to look back at some of our previous back to school safety posts.

The NFL is Helping CHOP Keep Kids Safe From Concussion

Lessons learned from the pros, CHOP research will inform concussion prevention, diagnosis and treatment for kids.

Could Depression in Teens Drive Intentional Injury?

Since depression affects interpersonal relationships with family members, friends, and significant others, it should be seen as a risk factor for self-injury and injury to others. Prevention is key.

How Parents Can Help Young Athletes Avoid Overuse Injuries in School Sports

Parents sometimes ask me how to safely develop their child into a great athlete. My response sometimes surprises them. I say, "Don’t specialize too soon". It is not good from an injury risk perspective, and it is not good for long-term athletic development.

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