Pediatric emergency department physicians work at a fast pace to problem solve and provide the right treatment at the right time. Embracing this sense of urgency, physician-researchers with Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Violence Prevention Initiative (VPI) are studying if the ED could be an ideal atmosphere for clinicians to educate patients and families about the risk of firearms, both for unintentional injury and for suicide.
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Editor’s Note: As part of a pediatric healthcare organization, the Violence Prevention Initiative (VPI) within the Research Institute addresses the antecedents to violence and supports an environment where children feel safe to learn, play, and develop. VPI accomplishes this by implementing hospital-wide and community-based programs, performing clinical research in bullying and violence prevention, providing trauma-informed trainings, and advocating for public policy changes that have implications for children and families.
Editor’s Note: This post written by Flaura Koplin Winston, MD, PhD, scientific director and founder of the Center for Injury Research and Prevention (CIRP) at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, originally appeared on CIRP's Research in Action blog. View the original blog post here.
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.
The Violence Prevention Initiative (VPI) at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is a standout example of how our research is taking hold in communities, and now the entire country knows more about it after a live broadcast by “Good Morning America” at our Karabots Pediatric Care Center featuring an interview with Madeline Bell, president and chief executive officer of CHOP.
Onwards and upwards: Last week’s grand opening of the new Roberts Center for Pediatric Research coincided with a series of exciting news that suggest breakthroughs are on the horizon.
A march, a medal, and a media blitz: In this week’s research news, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia investigators made their mark in the history of progressive science in big, bold ways.
Over the past few years, VPI@CHOP has implemented trauma-informed care training across the CHOP organization using a theory-based approach developed from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s Framework for Spread and from VPI@CHOP’s own formative research (2016) to transform pediatric healthcare networks into trauma-informed institutions.
As we approach the end of 2016, for good or ill, this time of year lends itself to reflection. To look back over these 12 months in research at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, we’ve decided to pick 12 of the most popular stories we’ve brought you in the past year.
As the summer comes to a close and children prepare to head back to school, it is an opportunity for us all to sit up straight and study up on the value of the work that we do as pediatric researchers to help children thrive.