Skills & Knowledge for Injury Prevention Partners (SKIPP) is a four-year project supported by the John Rex Endowment, to provide networking and training opportunities to injury and violence prevention practitioners who serve children and youth in Wake County.
The purpose of SKIPP is to increase the capacity of childhood injury and violence prevention (CIVP) stakeholders to prevent childhood injury and violence by providing networking and training to strengthen CIVP competencies (i.e., knowledge, skills, commitments) and their application through increased use of evidence based practices.
The SKIPP project
will offer a series of training opportunities for CIVP practitioners in Wake County, including (click on each to learn more):
Networking Events: held annually generally for half a day, these events will offer the opportunity for Wake County CIVP stakeholders to meet, share lessons learned, and learn new information about injury and violence prevention activities occurring in Wake County and in NC.
CORE Training Series: a 5-day series of 1-day training workshops conducted over nine months to a cohort of individual practitioners interested in building CORE competencies for injury and violence prevention (series to be offered twice over four years)
ENHANCED Training Program: a series of training events (# and duration TBD) for teams of practitioners interested in building ENHANCED competencies for a particular project that addresses one of the leading five childhood injuries in Wake County (MVC-occupant, Assault, MVC-pedestrian, Self-harm, and Falls).
For additional information about the SKIPP Project, please contact Robert J. Letourneau, MPH at email@example.com.
Why is the SKIPP Project being conducted...
Building on the successful publication of A Profile of Childhood Injury Prevention, and the first annual childhood injury and violence prevention practitioner networking event, Building to Impact: Preventing ChildhoodInjury held in May 2014, The SKIPP Project is being conducted because…