Sometimes when we at Prevention 1st explain our focus on home safety and injury prevention, we get a puzzled look that says: “Really? Who needs that?”
Just a few of the requests for training we’ve received recently, which we meet as grants and underwriting become available, paint a picture of who needs injury prevention education:
- 5th and 6th graders at Hillel Community Day School to teach Peer to Peer Home Safety Training;
- At-risk youth, and the staff who work with them, at Hillside Family of Agencies;
- Blind and visually impaired people from the Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (ABVI);
- Foster parents, and the staff of Monroe County Foster Care;
- Children and adults with developmental disabilities through the Arc of Monroe, Mary Cariola Children’s Center, and the Self-Advocacy Association of New York State (SANYS);
- Social workers in the Rochester City School District, to learn how to use our program After the Fire: The Teachable Moment in classrooms where a child has experienced a fire;
- Red Cross workers, who also use The Teachable Moment with the families they help following a fire;
- Older adults, through the Greater Rochester Area Partnership for the Elderly (GRAPE);
- Residents of low-income communities, through Habitat for Humanity.
Learn more about Prevention 1st‘s Programs.