Training Opportunity: Strengthen Skills for Effectively Preventing Childhood Injury and Violence

SKIPP (Skills & Knowledge for Injury Prevention Partners), the four-year grant project that focuses on increasing the capacity of Wake County organizations to prevent childhood injury is pleased to announce the application process for the first training series open to individuals working with children and youth, parents, or caregivers.  Participants will enhance their knowledge of and ability to use the eight core competencies for injury/violence prevention through the use of evidence-based practices.

The upcoming no-cost training involves five one-day sessions beginning Tuesday, October 20.  The series runs through spring 2016.  The five-day series is limited to 30 participants.

Anyone working with youth -- whether nonprofit employees, school teachers and administrators, parents, law enforcement, emergency medical practitioners, community organizations, social workers, and local government officials -- can benefit from education and assistance in understanding effective approaches to reduce childhood injury.

The application deadline to the first CORE Training series is close of business Tuesday, July 28, 2015. To complete the application use the link:

Contact Robert Letourneau at 919-966-3920 or with questions about the CORE Training or application process.

To learn about the SKIPP project’s first networking event held June 18, visit SKIPP Networking Events.