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Podcast on Distracted Driving Research

In a new Journal of School Nursing podcast, Catherine C. McDonald, PhD, RN talks about her research to develop a theoretically grounded, web-based intervention to address teen driver inattention.

As Suicide Among Children and Teens Rises, Acting on Warning Signs is More Important Than Ever

New findings that suicidal ideation and suicide attempts among children and teens are on the rise in the United States unfortunately comes as no surprise. This disturbing trend indicates that parents, schools and the pediatric health system need to focus more than ever on recognizing red flags and acting on them effectively. The key questions on everyone’s minds include what are youth suicide warning signs, and how to effectively act on them?

Why Peer Mentoring Matters

In this guest blog post from Ethan Douglas, BS, learn about the Injury Science REU Program’s Peer Mentorship component from a student’s perspective.