4296.1 Understanding and Preventing Injuries Among Children and Youth

Tuesday, November 10, 2009: 2:30 PM
The purpose of this session is to provide participants with information about injuries among children and youth. Research will be presented on both intentional and unintentional injuries to children. Participants will learn about different ways to measure injuries, and gain insight into new stratgies for their prevention, control, and treatment.
Session Objectives: 1. Describe three of the leading causes of injury among children and youth. 2. Compare the epidemiology of injury among children and youth across two countries. 3. Discuss two strategies for preventing violence or abuse among children and youth.

2:30 PM
Pediatric injury inequalities: Socio-economic position and social capital
Dena H. Jaffe, PhD, Sharon Goldman, MA and Kobi Peleg, PhD, MPH
3:00 PM
Social networks as a protective factor for youth violence
Paul Juarez, PhD, Kimberly Bess, PhD, Brandon Hill, BA, Vicente Samaniego, MPH and Adam Voigt
3:15 PM
Outcomes of children hospitalized for abusive vs. non-inflicted abdominal trauma
Wendy G. Lane, MD, MPH, Howard Dubowitz, MD, MS, Pat Langenberg, PhD, Patricia C. Dischinger, PhD and Irwin Lotwin, MD, MS
3:30 PM
Studying the lasting effects of trauma on the everyday function of young assault patients
Virginia Shalkey, BS, Luke Basta, BS, Michael L. Nance, MD, Charles C. Branas, PhD, Judd Hollander, MD, C. William Schwab, MD, FACS, Therese Richmond, PhD, CRNP, FAAN and Douglas Wiebe, PhD

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Injury Control and Emergency Health Services
Endorsed by: Family Violence Prevention Forum

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)