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Welcome to the teendriversource.org Pressroom. Here you will find teenage driver articles, reports, press releases, fact sheets, and blog posts about CIRP@CHOP research. We hope you check back often!

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ICYMI: Blue Whale Challenge, Portable Driving Simulator, Suicide-Related Admissions, Concussion and CTE, Sports-related Overuse Injuries and Heatstroke, Human Trafficking, Great Outdoors

In Case You Missed It (ICYMI) provide round-up of newsworthy items related to child injury prevention at the end of each month.

New Resource Alert: Medscape Segment on Teens with ADHD & Driving

Learn about how clinicians can help families prepare their teens with ADHD for driving in this Medscape segment featuring Thomas J. Power, PhD, a CHOP expert in ADHD.

Working Toward a Web-Based Intervention to Reduce Adolescent Driver Inattention

Learn about research being conducted at CHOP to help reduce teen driver distraction that was recently published in the Journal of School Nursing.

Transforming Stories Into Actionable Data

Janice Bonsu, a recent graduate of UPenn's MPH program, shares her experience working with CIRP's Dr. Allison Curry and Eve Weiss in the area of exploring the experiences of healthcare professionals who provide driving rehabilitation services to adolescents with autism.

Crash Risk Is Manageable for Adolescent Drivers with ADHD

Read about a research study published today in JAMA Pediatrics on adolescents with ADHD and crash risk when newly licensed.

New Home for CIRP Driving Simulator

The CIRP Driving Simulator Core has new features and a new home at the Roberts Center for Pediatric Research in Philadelphia.

New Resource Alert: Medscape Segment on Autism Spectrum Disorder & Driving

Watch a Medscape video from Patty Huang, MD, a developmental and behavioral pediatrician at CHOP, on teens with autism spectrum disorder and driving informed by new research conducted at CIRP@CHOP.

A New Research Tool to Predict Young Driver Behavior

Today we are pleased to welcome a guest blog post from Santiago Ontañón, PhD, a research scientist and assistant professor at the College of Computing and Informatics at Drexel University. Dr. Ontañón led a study, “Learning to Predict Driver Behavior from Observation,” and recently presented on the findings at the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) Spring Symposia on Learning from Observation of Humans at Stanford University.

Teens On the Autism Spectrum Are Getting Licensed

Read about new research led by Allison E. Curry, PhD regarding teens with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) getting licensed. 

TeenDrivingPlan Practice Guide And YouTube Channel

One of CIRP@CHOP's most popular downloads continues to be the TeenDrivingPlan Practice Guide, a free evidenced-based guide for parents on how to help teens practice their driving.

Improving Road Safety in India

Learn about a new Penn Nursing/CIRP@CHOP study that surveyed employees in India to develop strategies for improving traffic safety in this guest blog post from Sara Jacoby, PhD, MPH, RN. 

Alcohol Policy Scale: A Novel Tool for Studying Alcohol Effect on Youth Crash Fatalities

A recent study taps useful research tools and data sources to shed light on the importance of strong state alcohol policies in preventing young people from dying in alcohol-related crashes.

Teen Road Safety Workshops Roll into Lifesavers Conference March 26-28, 2017

New Jersey Traffic Safety Outcomes (NJ-TSO) research will be featured in two of the eight workshops in the Teen Traffic Safety track at Lifesavers Conference in Charlotte, NC, running Sunday, March 26 - Tuesday, March 28.

Stakeholder Assessment Contributes to Program Planning Guide

Read about how Emily Sykes, BS went directly from a co-op student opportunity to full-time Research Coordinator in two years at CIRP@CHOP, learning a lot about teen driving program planning and evaluation along the way.

New Resource Alert: Teen Driving Program Planning & Evaluation Guide

Learn how to establish and implement an evidence-informed, practical process to plan, select, and evaluate teen driver safety programs with this new resource from experts at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).




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