CORE Training Series

The purpose of the CORE training series is to strengthen knowledge, skills, and commitments for injury/violence prevention to increase use of evidence-informed practices among child and youth injury and violence prevention practitioners in Wake County, NC. 

The five in-person CORE workshops for the 2017 to 2018 series will occur as follows (if a date is hyperlinked, click to read a workshop and feedback summary)

Day 1 (September 28, 2017)   

Day 2 (October 26, 2017)

Day 3 (December 7, 2017)

Day 4 (February 13, 2018)

Day 5 (March 20, 2018)

The SKIPP Project conducted its first CORE training series from October 2015 to April 2016. Three CORE participant profiles are available at the John Rex Endowment’s Learning website.    Feedback about the overall series and five workshops is available below:

Overall Participant Feedback Summary   

Day 1 (October 20, 2015)     Day 2 (December 8, 2015)      Day 3 (January 27, 2016)     Day 4 (March 9, 2016)     Day 5 (April 20, 2016) 

For questions or assistance about CORE, please contact Robert Letourneau at 919-966-3920 or

CORE Training Series Summary
(Click here for a PDF version of the Summary)


Strengthen knowledge, skills, and commitments for core competencies for injury/violence prevention and their application among child and youth injury and violence prevention practitioners in Wake County, NC through increased use of evidence-informed practices.


Individuals working (or interested in working) to prevent injury and violence to children and youth in Wake County, NC.


None, except for time to attend training sessions. 


Local venues in Wake County, NC.


Five, one-day training workshops over seven months (on either Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays).  Workshops will start at 9:00 am, include a 30 minute lunch (provided), and end at 3:45 pm.

Attendees are expected to attend all training workshops (approximately 30 training hours).  Currently, we have identified the following dates for the 2017-2018 CORE Training Series:

Day 1:  Thursday, September 28, 2017

DAY 2:  Thursday, October 26, 2017

DAY 3:  Thursday, December 7, 2017

DAY 4:  Tuesday, February 13, 2018

DAY 5:  Tuesday, March 20, 2018

NOTE: Adjustments to this schedule may be made if substantial conflicts are identified during the application process.

Training Approach 

Applied adult learning principles using interactive presentations, small groups activities, and case studies.  Handouts and tools will be provided that participants can apply ‘on the job.’

Content Focus 

Content will address eight Core Competencies for Injury/Violence Prevention identified by the Society for the Advancement of Injury Research (SAVIR) and State and Territorial Injury Prevention Directors Association (STIPDA) Joint Committee on Infrastructure Developmenta, including:

1.      Public Health Approach to Injury Prevention

2.      Injury Data

3.      Program Design and Implementation

4.      Program Evaluation

5.      Program Management

6.      Communication

7.      Advocacy

8.      Continuing Education in IVP

Summary of Workshop Modules
(Five, 1-day Workshops) 

The following training modules will be used to address the core competencies for injury and violence prevention (Note:  adjustments to the Training Modules/order may occur): 


Training Modules

Competencies Addressed


Burden of Childhood Injuries and Violence

1 - Public Health Approach to IP

2 - Injury Data

3 - Program Design & Implementation

Injury and Violence Prevention Events History

Prevention Levels for Injury and Violence

Socio-Ecological Model:  A Framework for Prevention

Risk and Protective Factors


Assessing Injury and Violence Problems and Context

1 - Public Health Approach to IP

2 - Injury Data

3 - Program Design & Implementation

Selecting Modifiable Risk Factors

Prioritizing Interventions

Developing Program Logic Models


Program Planning

3 - Program Design & Implementation

4 - Program Evaluation

5 - Program Management

Writing Goals and Objectives

Action Planning (for Implementation and Evaluation)

Monitoring and Evaluation

Identifying/Recruiting Partners for Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation


Introduction to Policy

3 - Program Design & Implementation

6 - Communication

7 - Advocacy

Introduction to Advocacy and Case Example

Understanding and Using Media:  A Tool for Advocacy

Framing Messages


Obtaining Resources and Proposal Development

2 - Injury Data

5 - Program Management

8 - Continuing Education in IVP

Communicating Data

Establishing and Maintaining Coalition Participation

Continuing Learning Opportunities

a Core Competencies for Injury and Violence Prevention. Developed by the National Training Initiative for Injury and Violence Prevention (NTI) – a joint project of the Safe States Alliance and the Society for the Advancement of Violence and Injury Research (SAVIR). May 2005. or at

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