Injury Prevention for Children & Teens
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.
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.
Upcoming start dates
- Self-paced Online
Who should attend?
Module 1: Welcome
Module 2: Introduction to Child & Adolescent Injuries
Introduction to injury definition, health inequities, 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, adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), 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, and water safety and drowning prevention
Module 8: Injury Prevention Advocacy
Effective advocacy techniques and tools for policy change
Course delivery details
This course is offered through The University of Michigan, a partner institute of EdX.
4-6 hours per week
- Verified Track -$49
- Audit Track - Free
Certification / Credits
What you'll learn
- Key concepts for successful injury prevention in children and teens, including Advocacy at both the local and national levels and health inequities in injury
- Intentional injury prevention including Bullying, Dating Violence, Sexual Violence, ACES and Child Maltreatment, Firearm Injury, and Suicide Prevention
- Transportation Safety, including child safety seats and teen driving
- Sports Concussion
- The Opioid Epidemic and Adolescent Substance Use
- Preventing unintentional injuries, such as Burns and Drowning
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