Category Archive: Violence Prevention Initiative

Apr 22 2016

CHOP Research In the News: Youth Violence, Novice Drivers, Obesity and Sexual Behavior

This week’s In the News tackles some risky business, from youth violence, to novice drivers, and the relationship between obesity in adolescence and sexual behavior. Read on to find out how researchers are exploring new approaches to these complex issues.

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Mar 07 2016

In the Neighborhood: Environmental Features Associated With Teen Homicide

It is not a pretty picture. Boarded up, dilapidated buildings. Overgrown vacant lots filled with debris. Security bars on homes and businesses. A landscape of disorder surrounds many urban youth who are at higher risk of homicide. A new study took a close look at Philadelphia neighborhoods to determine if certain environmental features could be associated with youth violence.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/neighborhood-environmental-features-associated-teen-homicide/

Jan 29 2016

CHOP Research In the News: Fetal Imaging, Hoverboards, and Violence

Violence Against Children: An Urgent Public Health Priority Violence against children has reached an epidemic level globally, according to a new study published in the journal Pediatrics and reported by CBS News. A team from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School analyzed 38 reports covering 96 …

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Jan 26 2016

Positive Adult Connections Play Protective Role for At-Risk Youth

An adolescent’s life is full of ups and downs, and research has shown that it can be helpful for them to have adults who they can turn to in times of trouble. Unfortunately, youth living in low resource urban neighborhoods may face adversity on a daily basis, which means that these positive adult connections can be especially valuable to them.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/positive-adult-connections-play-protective-role-for-at-risk-youth/

Dec 02 2015

Educational Intervention Decreases Mean Girls’ Relational Aggression

Relational aggression, such as using gossip and social exclusion to harm others, is all too common among preadolescent and adolescent girls. A new study from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia suggests that educational interventions including problem-solving skills and leadership opportunities can help, with lasting effects.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/educational-intervention-decreases-mean-girls-relational-aggression/

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