Injury Prevention for Children & Teens

5 weeks total 4 - 6 hours each week
1958

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About this course

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.

Public health experts, nurses, physicians, social workers, teachers, child care providers, and parents all play a vital role in pediatric injury prevention. Despite its 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, social work, pharmacy, dentistry, and psychology. The course is also appropriate for educators, coaches, child care providers, and parents.

As a 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.

Physician/Nurse CME
The University of Michigan Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Michigan Medical School designates this enduring material for a maximum of 25.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Please click this link for more information on FREE CME credits.

If you have any questions about the CME process, please email UMInjuryCenter@umich.edu.

 

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

Meet your instructors

University of Michigan Injury Prevention Center

University of Michigan Injury Prevention Center

Course Team at The University of Michigan
The University of Michigan Injury Prevention Center is a comprehensive CDC-funded Injury Control Research Center that addresses urgent injury issues with research, education, and outreach. With nearly 250 members from 20+ institutions and faculty leadership from more than 14 departments at three academic institutions, the Center brings together many disciplines to focus on injury prevention. We aim to reduce injury by: publishing research findings, translating research into practice, disseminating actionable findings to community groups, publishing educational materials for practitioners, and providing support for developing injury policy. While we cover many injury topics, we have particular focus on transportation safety, violence interventions, prescription drug misuse, substance abuse, suicide, concussion, and special expertise in the population of teens and young adults (although not exclusively).
1958

Duration

5 weeks

Experience Level

Introductory

Learning Partner

University of Michigan

Program Type

Course

Subject

Health & Safety