Rounding out a week of soaring temperatures and some exciting research at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, we bring you this week’s headline highlights.
Category Archive: Violence Intervention Program
The majority of adolescent males receiving care in the pediatric emergency department after experiencing a violence-related injury — typically from peer assaults — felt they needed mental health services, according to a study by researchers from the Violence Intervention Program (VIP) at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
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.
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.
Adolescent medicine physician at CHOP, Alison Culyba, MD, MPH, is pursuing research to understand the factors against interpersonal violence and find ways to help support youth in urban environments.