Networking Events

The SKIPP Project holds annual events for individuals and organizations interested in preventing injury and violence among children and youth in Wake County.  These events provide opportunities to connect with potential partners and discuss strategies for enhancing programs through the use of evidence-informed strategies.

4th Annual Wake County Childhood Injury and Violence Prevention Networking Event
Talking the Walk:  Sharing Successes, Stories, and Opportunities to Prevent Child and Youth Injury in Wake County, NC



On June 21, 2017, the Skills and Knowledge for Injury Prevention Partners (SKIPP) Project hosted its annual Networking Event from 8:30 am – 12:00 pm in Raleigh, NC.  Sixty-three people attended the event representing 21 different organizations.  The agenda for the event included two plenary panel presentations and two small group discussion sessions. 

During the event, SKIPP Project team members provided an overview of the SKIPP project’s primary components, described the CORE Training Series and ENHANCED Training Program, and announced that applications for the 2017-2018 CORE Training Series, beginning September 2017, is now open with applications (completed here) due July 26, 2017.  

Please see below and click here for the June 21, 2017 Networking Event and Feedback Summary


Networking Event highlights included:


Two panels of current Wake County child and youth injury and violence prevention practitioners shared their experiences working to prevent child and youth/injury and violence. 

Click on hyperlinked presenter names below to see their slides

  • Panel 1 – Addressing Shared Risk and Protective Factors to Prevent Violence
  • Panel 2 – Emergent Issues for Preventing Child &Youth Injury and Violence
                      
              
Two small group discussion sessions allowed attendees to self-select into discussion topics of interest. 
Click on hyperlinked facilitator names see handouts
  1. Use of expressive arts for victims of trauma  Bettie Murchison
  2. Expansion opportunities for MOVE Program  Stephanie Francis/Stacey Sullivan/Cristin DeRonja
  3. Building ‘mindfulness’ into youth mentoring programs  Al Sullivan
  4. Primary prevention of sexual violence in schools  Dolores Chandler/Glorina Stallworth
  5. Establishing the Wake County child sexual abuse prevention coalition  LeQuandra Ballen 
  6. Wake Connections Home Visiting Collaborative Intake and Referral System: A systems-based approach Sasha Gomez
  7. Teen distracted driving in Wake County, NC  Dana Orr
  8. Experiences as a John Rex Endowment ‘implementation project’ grantee Kristen Brookshire
  9. Experiences as a John Rex Endowment ‘planning project’ grantee  Patricia Cardoso
  10. NC Vision Zero: Resources and opportunities  Daniel Findley
  11. Opportunities to engage in the prevention of human trafficking  Patricia Witt/Dean Duncan
  12. Opportunities to participate in gun violence prevention  Jennifer Copeland 
  13. Preventing opioid overdose  Thomas Ray
  14. Youth-related risk perception, social media contracts, and internet security Rebecca Wheeler 
  15. SKIPP Project training opportunities  Robert Letourneau

Visit this page again for information about the 2018 Networking Event, likely to occur in late Fall 2018.

          


The SKIPP Project’s 3rd Annual Networking Event was held on June 16, 2016.  Please click here for a Summary of the June 16, 2016 Networking Event. 

On June 16, 2016, the Skills and Knowledge for Injury Prevention Partners (SKIPP) Project hosted its annual Networking Event from 8:30 am – 12:00 pm in Raleigh, NC.  Fifty-four people attended the event representing 34 different organizations.  The agenda for the event included: a keynote address; and two panels of Wake County stakeholders sharing their experiences in county-wide collaborations and systems change, and innovative or long-standing programs, seeking to improve the conditions in which children, youth, and families live.

Keynote speaker Dr. Peter Morris, Executive Director of Urban Ministries of Wake County shared insights from over 30 years of experience working in medicine, public health and community-based programs.  See Dr. Morris’ slides here.  His presentation focused on ways to reduce injury and violence by improving social determinants of health.  He discussed how individuals and communities can advocate for and work together to effectively reduce poverty, food insecurity, and homelessness. 

Two panels of current Wake County child and youth injury and violence prevention practitioners shared their experiences working to improve the conditions in which children, youth and families live.  Panel 1 focused on County-wide collaborations and systems change and included two presentations:  1) Robin Rennells and Sara Carter (Youth Thrive Collaborative); 2) Jennifer Tisdale (Salvation Army, Project CATCH).  Panel 2 focused on Innovative and long-standing programs and included four presentations:  1) Vielka Maria Gabrie  (Wake County Human Services, Middle Class Express Program); 2) Brian Austin (Cary Police Department, Project PHOENIX); 3) Amy Spalding and Brandon Mantei (Haven House Services, Second Round Boxing Program); and 4) Hugh McLean (Boys & Girls Clubs of Wake County)