Injury Prevention for Children & Teens (edX)

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Injury Prevention for Children & Teens (edX)
Injuries are the #1 cause of death among children and teens. This course lays a foundation for the prevention of child and teen injuries. Injuries, such as motor vehicle crash, youth violence, and suicide, are the leading cause of child and adolescent death. However, almost all of these injuries can be prevented through the widespread application of evidence-based practices and policies.

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Public health experts, nurses, physicians, social workers, teachers, child care providers, and parents all play a vital role in pediatric injury prevention. Despiteits impact, very little training on injury prevention science currently exists.

This course lays a broad foundation for pediatric injury prevention and will increase your understanding of this major public health issue through powerful, concise, up-to-date lectures, interviews, and demonstrations from a multidisciplinary panel of nationally-recognized injury prevention experts.

This course is designed for multiple fields and levels of training, including healthcare, kinesiology, public policy, socialwork, pharmacy, dentistry, and psychology.The course is also appropriate for educators, coaches, child care providers, and parents.

Asa learner, you will have the ability to select all modules or individual topics that interest you most. Comprised of 8 modules, this course may be taken from the comfort of your home or office, and you can learn at your own pace.


What you'll learn

- Key concepts for successful injury prevention in children and teens, including Advocacy at both the local and national levels

- Intentional injury prevention including Bullying, Dating Violence, Sexual Violence, Firearm Injury, and Suicide Prevention

- Transportation Safety, including child safety seats and teen driving

- Sports Concussion

- The Opioid Epidemic and Adolescent Substance Use


Syllabus


Module 1: Welcome


Module 2: Introduction to Child & Adolescent Injuries

Introduction to injury definition, social determinants of health, risk and promotive factors, injury theory, and theories of behavioral change


Module 3: Intentional Injuries

Peer violence and bullying, dating and sexual violence, firearm safety, suicide prevention, child maltreatment


Module 4: Transportation Safety

Infant and child passenger safety, teen driving, vulnerable road users


Module 5: Sports Injury Prevention

Concussion definition and incidence; the acute and persistent effects of concussion


Module 6: Adolescent Substance Use and Injury

Alcohol and cannabis use and injury among adolescents; the opioid epidemic


Module 7: Early Childhood Unintentional Injury

Factors, techniques, and messaging for burn prevention in children


Module 8: Injury Prevention Advocacy

Effective advocacy techniques and tools for policy change



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