PREVCON 2015: Transforming Suggestions into Action to Shield Kid Worldwide

More than 500 security experts from 25 countries and also nearly every U.S. state collected at the 2015 Safe Kids Worldwide Youth Injury Avoidance Convention (PREVCON) on July 29 – August 1 to check out ingenious originalities and also strategies to secure children from avoidable injuries.Here are some highlights.Honoring Safety

Heroes A highpoint of the convention was recognizing those that have actually demonstrated impressive assistance for our cause.Outstanding Achievement Awards Safe Children Superhero: William Bradshaw, Bradshaw Automotive Team Safe Kids Superhero: Sabiena Foster

, Area Administrator, FedEx Express Impressive UNITED STATE Coalition of the Year: Safe Kids Salt Lake Region Outstanding
  • International Companion of the Year: Hamad International Training Centre The Martha Collar
  • Award for Superior State Organizer of the Year: Katie Mueller Exceptional Neighborhood Planner of the Year: Tornado Smith Exceptional New UNITED STATE Union of the Year: Safe Children West Central
  • Missouri Superior UNITED STATE Lead Company of the Year: Prepare Kid’s Health Care System (supports Safe Children Tarrant Area)Quality in U.S. Programs-Child Passenger
  • Safety: Safe Kids Cape Fear Excellence in Global Programs- Youngster Passenger Security:
  • Safe Kids China Quality in Global Programs- Youngster Traveler Security Honorable Mention: Royal Health And Wellness Awareness Society(Jordan)Quality in UNITED STATE Programs – Pedestrian Safety: Safe Kids Baltimore
  • Excellence in Worldwide Programs – Pedestrian Security: Asia Injury Avoidance Foundation(Vietnam)Excellence in Medicine Safety: Safe Kids Fayette County Quality in Sports Security: Safe Children
  • Massachusetts Quality in Sports Security Honorable Reference: Safe
  • Children Lee/Collier Counties Quality in Advocacy: Dwayne Smith Excellence in Communications: Safekids
  • Aotearoa(New Zealand)Outstanding Safe Kids Day Event: Safe Kids Kansas Pitch Your Job We launched Pitch Your Project, a competitors influenced by the show “Shark Tank.”Network participants sent proposals for a possibility to win up to$
  • 50,000 to carry out a brand-new program made to
  • lower childhood years injuries. Out of 36 impressive entries, 5 finalists were welcomed to pitch. Our prominent panel consisted of three members of the Safe Kids Worldwide Board of Supervisors:

    Kristin Recchiuti, Supervisor of Medical Matters, Advocacy and National Collaborations at Johnson & Johnson; David Strickland, previous Manager of NHTSA as well as now companion in Venable’s Regulatory Team; and Kurt Newman, President as well as CEO of our owner, Children’s National Wellness System.All five finalists made compelling, vibrant and also motivational presentations, demonstrating cutting-edge as well as innovative options for problems most of us deal with. The courts had a tough choice, given that every discussion deserved support. They revealed a shock adjustment in plan: in addition to the $50,000 reward, they would honor a brand-new $25,000 prize!The winner of the$50,000 reward was Safe Children Union Area, led by Children’s Specialized Medical facility, presented by Adrienne Robertiello and Joanie Roop. They will be creating products for the entire Safe Children Worldwide network to make use of focused on mentor security to kids on the Autism range. The $25,000 reward mosted likely to Safe Children Colorado, led by Kid’s Medical facility Colorado, provided by Dwayne Smith. They will certainly be producing a data mapping program all unions can use to recognize areas where injuries are most prevalent.Honored finalists were Diana Starace offering for Safe Kids Middlesex Area, led by Robert Wood Johnson Health Center( a Security Ambassadors”cross-age tutoring” program ); Monica Cui, for Safe Children China(a magic box gearing up volunteers to educate safety and security); and also Libbe Slavin and Erin Donaldson for Safe Children Wisconsin (a program to reduce play area falls. )Champ of Child Safety And Security Awards Network participants and also companions gathered at the Cannon Residence Office Complex on Capitol Hill to meet lawmakers as well as praise 2 impressive supporters of injury prevention. We recognized Senator Sherrod Brown, the elderly senator from Ohio as well as Sandra Deal, very first woman of Georgia for their ongoing dedication to safeguarding children.National Heatstroke Avoidance Day Press Conference The press conference NHTSA and also Safe Children Worldwide hosted for National Heatstroke Avoidance Day (July 31)was widely picked up by media across the country. Unique many thanks to Dr. Rosekind, Administrator of the National Freeway Traffic Safety And Security Administration; Jeff Boyer, Vice President of Global Car Security, General Motors;

    Jan Null meteorologist as well as national

    leader on heatstroke avoidance; as well as Reggie McKinnon, a family members supporter who informed the heartbreaking tale of shedding a kid to heatstroke. An online demonstration by the Royal prince George’s Region fire and emergency feedback group made the story both compelling as well as especially memorable.CPS Latest Modern technology Ten car seat manufacturers offered their latest technological developments to more than 350 safety seat advocates. Numerous given away items for our Safe Kids accredited car seat service technicians to use for public education. Our many thanks to Britax Youngster Security, Inc.; Chicco; Clek Inc.; Dorel Juvenile; Evenflo Products; Graco Children’s Products Inc.; Hauck; Kids Fly Safe; Safe Website Traffic System, Inc.; and UPPAbaby.Plenaries and also Workshops Along with the 30 workshops focusing on a myriad of subjects(i.e. kids when driving, at play, in the house, and how to connect with their parents, legislators, as well as communities), we had a variety of plenaries where all guests collected to speak with remarkable experts.Opening Plenary Safe Kids Worldwide Head Of State & Chief Executive Officer Kate Carr, opened up PREVCON with a summary of the impressive success made by the Safe Kids network and the injury avoidance community, and also announced strategies to fulfill our enthusiastic goals for the future.Media Plenary Dana Details, Editor-in-Chief of Parents Publication as well as Chairman of the Safe

  • Kids Worldwide Board of Directors, took attendees to school with a vibrant discussion regarding today’s millennial parents and also just how to connect with them.Sports Plenary Kate Carr led 3 panelists who addressed exactly how to help kids play safe and strong for a lifetime. Joining her was Michael Bergeron, head of state as well as CEO of Young People Sports of the Americas; Risa Isard, program coordinator for the Aspen Institute; and also Brie Boothby, a rising freshman at

    Ohio University that influenced everybody with the tale of her extreme blast and also ongoing recovery.Federal Plenary 3 leading government authorities of companies devoted to injury avoidance joined Kate Carr in a spirited and information-rich discussion concerning nationwide priorities as well as challenges: Dr. Mark Rosekind, Manager, National Freeway Traffic Security Administration; Dr. Debra Houry, Supervisor, National Facility of Injury Avoidance and also Control at CDC; as well as Elliot Kaye, Chairman, Consumer Item Safety And Security Commission.Sponsors as well as Exhibitors Our generous sponsors made it all possible. Our deep gratitude to Johnson & Johnson, General Motors

    , FedEx, Nationwide, McNeil, Kidde, Dorel Juvenile, Tide & Gain, Denso, Toy Sector Organization, Bell, CEA, SANUS, UPPAbaby, Car Alliance, Honeywell, Innocorp as well as JPMA.And special many thanks to the 50 exhibitors and also nearly 30 poster discussions that brought new and also cutting-edge concepts

    to the focus

    of our passionate attendees.A Final Keep in mind We would be remiss and also the enjoyable celebration on the final evening at the Bbq Dancing Event. This group recognizes just how to enjoy!

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