Research in Action Blog

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New Brief Screening Tools for Posttraumatic Stress

Read about new CIRP@CHOP research about a tool that can help busy clinicians, school nurses, and others seeing in service settings screen for posttraumatic stress in children.

The Importance and Evolution of Integrated Safety Systems in Motor Vehicles

Read a conversation with Tony Gioutsos of TASS International, who served as the keynote speaker at the Advances in Child Injury Prevention (ACIP) Conference, on the topic of integrated safety in motor vehicles.

The Choking Game- Assessing the Risks

We have blogged about dangerous fads in the past, but the “choking game” is the first to my knowledge to be directly tied to a higher rate of suicidal ideation and poorer mental health among certain teen participants.

Validating Electronic Health Records for Injury Prevention Research

Read about a new CHOP study published in the Journal of Attention Disorders that validated an electronic health record (EHR)–based algorithm to classify the ADHD status of pediatric patients, which is part of a larger retrospective cohort study that aims to examine the association between ADHD and driving outcomes among adolescents.

New Resource Alert: Youth Suicide Prevention Webinar Recording

CHOP's Violence Prevention Initiative has a new resource available-- a recorded webinar on the topic of suicide prevention in children and adolescents.

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