Prevention 1st trainers Molly Clifford, executive director of Community Health Strategies, and Holly Brown, DNP, RN of the University of Rochester School of Nursing, will present Innovative and Inexpensive Approaches to Classroom Safety Education at the 2015 Safe Kids Childhood Injury Prevention Convention (PrevCon). The annual convention will be held July 29 – August 1 in Washington, D.C. and will be attended by injury prevention and public health professionals from around the world.
Clifford and Brown will present an interactive session featuring effective injury prevention techniques that can be implemented even in a time of decreasing government budgets and funding for safety education. Approaches in which students become teachers to their classmates, such as Prevention 1st‘s Peer to Peer Home Safety Training, have been found to be highly effective. Another innovative approach is making use of “the teachable moment” made available through children’s natural empathy and curiosity when friends have been directly impacted by accidents, such as in After the Fire: The Teachable Moment. The presenters will also share free and low-cost resources such as the activities in the award-winning play safe! be safe!® multi-media classroom kit, Internet games and mobile applications.