Who Needs Injury Prevention Education? Everyone!

5th- and 6th-Graders at Hillel Community Day School learned about home safety to teach their schoolmates.

5th- and 6th-Graders at Hillel Community Day School learned about home safety to teach their schoolmates.

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.

 

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