Networking Events

5th Wake County Childhood Injury and Violence Prevention Networking Event 

On December 5, 2019, the Skills and Knowledge for Injury Prevention Partners (SKIPP) Project hosted its fifth Networking Event from 8:30 am – 12:00 pm in Raleigh, NC.  Forty-three people attended the event representing 33 different organizations. 

The agenda for the event included two plenary panel presentations highlighting five John Rex Endowment funded projects, one small group discussion session including 10 small group discussion topics, an overview presentation about the SKIPP Project, and a review of the John Rex Endowment’s future funding plans.

Please see below and click here for the December 5, 2019 Networking Event & 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. 

Panel Session #1:  Enhancing Youth Safety

Partnering in Prevention at the YMCA Stacey Coffman and Summer Faircloth, MS  (YMCA)

Shining the Light: Community Response to Youth Self-Harm/Suicide  Shelia Reich, MSW (Youth Thrive)

Time to Drive for Teens and Parents Planning Project  Dana Orr, MBA (Alice Aycock Poe Center for Health Education) and Natalie O’Brien, MS (UNC Highway Safety Research Center)

Panel Session #2:  Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect (15 mins each)

Wake Community Child Abuse Prevention Plan  Ginger Espino, MSW (SAFEchild) and Taylor McDonald, MRes (Prevent Child Abuse NC)

Triple P Expansion Project in Wake County  Ashley Lindsay, MEd (Wake County Public Schools-Project Enlightenment) and Jennifer Evans, MEd, LPC (Wake County Human Services-Child Welfare

  
One small group discussion session allowed attendees to self-select into discussion topics of interest
  1. Wake Community Child Abuse Prevention Plan  
    Ginger Espino, MSW (SAFEchild) and Taylor McDonald, MRes (Prevent Child Abuse NC)
  2. Time to Drive for Teens and Parents Dana Orr, MBA (Alice Aycock Center for Health Education) and Natalie O’Brien, MS (UNC Highway Safety Research Center)
  3. Shining the Light Shelia Reich, MSW (Youth Thrive)
  4. Triple P Expansion Project in Wake County  Ashley Lindsay, MEd and Jennifer Evans, MEd
  5. Youth Mental Health First Aid  Ruth Sutherland, MA (4-H Youth Development)
  6. Creating a County Gun Safety Team  Jackie Kaufman, MSW (Durham County Gun Safety Team), MEd and Tricia Smar, MSW (Duke Trauma Center)
  7. Development of a Social, Emotional, Behavioral Learning Kit  Lauren Thomason, MA (Learning Together, Inc.)
  8. Preventing Bullying and Suicide among LGBTQ+ Youth Kori Hennessey (LGBT Center of Raleigh)
  9. Safe Routes to School  Mary Sell, MS (Triangle J Council of Governments) and Jennifer Delcourt, MPH (Wake County Human Services)
  10. Promoting School Safety  Karen Everett (Center for Safer Schools, Division of Public Instruction)

          


The SKIPP Project’s 4th Annual Networking Event was held on June 21, 2017.  Please click here for a Summary of the June 21, 2017 Networking Event.  

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. 

The SKIPP Project’s 2nd Annual Networking Event was held on June 18, 2015.  Please click here for a Summary of the June 18, 2015 Networking Event.