Training Opportunity Available: Preventing Childhood Injury – Applications Due July 19

Training Opportunity Available: Preventing Childhood Injury – Applications Due July 19

The Skills and Knowledge for Injury Prevention Partners (SKIPP) Project will launch an ENHANCED training program in Fall 2016 to facilitate deeper learning and skill development for child and youth injury and violence prevention in Wake County, NC.  For additional information about the no-cost training program, including how to submit an initial application, please visit the SKIPP Project’s ENHANCED training program website. Applications are due Tuesday, July 19.  [more]

Wake County Childhood Injury and Violence Prevention Networking Event - Registration Open

Wake County Childhood Injury and Violence Prevention Networking Event - Registration Open

The Skills and Knowledge for Injury Prevention Partners (SKIPP) project announces registration for the 3rd Annual Wake County Childhood Injury and Violence Prevention Networking Event, June 16, Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 12 noon. Registrations are due by June 9 for the no-cost event. Hear keynote Peter Morris, M.D., Executive Director, Urban Ministries of Wake County, give his views on how “caring for children truly means caring for a community." Listen to presentations by local organizations as they discuss collaborations/systems change efforts and innovative or long-standing programs underway to improve the conditions in which children, youth, and families live. [more]

Schools and Community Partners Unite to Improve Pedestrian Safety

Schools and Community Partners Unite to Improve Pedestrian Safety

A collaborative project between the University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center, the Wake County Public School System, and community partners will create Safe Routes to School (SRTS) model programs to improve safety and to encourage more students and families to regularly walk or bike to school.  The John Rex Endowment grant-funded collaborative work will involve local decision-makers to establish municipal and school-level policy changes that address safety issues at and around schools across Wake County. 

Community Stakeholders Work to Prevent Leading Causes of Childhood Injuries

Community Stakeholders Work to Prevent Leading Causes of Childhood Injuries

Injury is the leading cause of death and disability for children and adolescents (age 0-17) in Wake County.  In ongoing efforts to change that fact, community practitioners came together on June 18 for a half-day session to learn and network as part of the grant project SKIPP (Skills & Knowledge for Injury Prevention Partners). Nearly 70 participants representing various perspectives including advocacy, behavioral health, crisis intervention, juvenile justice, public health, transportation, and youth development.

Training Opportunity: Strengthen Skills for Effectively Preventing Childhood Injury and Violence

SKIPP (Skills & Knowledge for Injury Prevention Partners), the grant project that focuses on increasing the capacity of Wake County organizations to prevent childhood injury is pleased to announce the application process for the first training series open to individuals working with children and youth, parents, or caregivers.  Participants will enhance their knowledge of and ability to use the eight core competencies for injury/violence prevention through the use of evidence-based practices.  The application deadline to the first CORE Training series is close of business Tuesday, July 28, 2015.

More Than $2 Million Awarded to Prevent Childhood Injuries

The John Rex Endowment announces five grants totaling more than $2 million to support work that will increase the engagement of organizations and people in effective prevention of childhood injury in Wake County. Grant recipients include Haven House Services, UNC Healthy Solutions, UNC Highway Safety Research Center, UNC Injury Prevention Research Center and YMCA of the Triangle.

Wake County Leaders Focus on Preventing Childhood Injuries

The John Rex Endowment has invited injury prevention experts and other key stakeholders to convene on Friday, May 2 to network, learn and engage in discussion about creating a safe and injury-free Wake County for children. Participants will learn the leading causes of childhood injury in Wake County and explore how our community can address them.

New Grant Awards Total More Than $675,000

The John Rex Endowment announces an investment of more than $675,000 for seven grants to support the physical, mental and emotional well-being of children in greater Wake County. Grant recipients include InterAct, Duke Center for Child and Family Policy, Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute, Haven House Services, Lucy Daniels Center, Alice Aycock Poe Center for Health Education and Triangle Family Services.