PrevCon 2019 Was a Kaleidoscope of Enjoyable!

We like that every two years, PrevCon is different and also special– brand-new faces, arising issues and also advancing point of views. At the same time, we’re grateful that some points remain the very same: The dedication, energy and interest that our attendees, speakers and staff offer our seminar impress us each and every time! And also PrevCon 2019 was no exception.This year’s kaleidoscope motif was a symbolic depiction of the ever-changing world of childhood injury avoidance. To examine the myriad issues surrounding child injury prevention, 500 UNITED STATE and also global public health and wellness as well as safety experts gathered in Washington, D.C., July 17– 20 for a phenomenal exchange of details, developments as well as celebrations.The Safe Kids Worldwide Youth Injury Prevention Convention included displays showcasing product demos, posters highlighting new approaches as well as suggestions, and also info-packed sessions on a wide variety of child safety and security subjects consisting of road, house, sporting activities and water.One of several highlights of the conference was our opening day awards ceremony. This special event offered us the chance to thank our

funders, companions, advocates, coalitions and also network members, every one of whom are crucial to our mission of conserving more young lives in communities worldwide. We heard exactly how one family created a kid injury finding out center and also safety and security shop, turning their discomfort right into function after losing their young child, Hannah. We became aware of the amazing interactions campaign carried out by Safe Kids Israel to reverse a spike in choking fatalities amongst children. And we commemorated 2 significant milestones: two decades collaborating with FedEx as well as three decades dealing with Bell!There is, undoubtedly, phenomenal job being done on many fronts, however we are especially grateful for the significant efforts of our Safe Kids union and network members that work relentlessly to educate households on various safety issues. We appreciate them all, so it was a tough job selecting just a couple of to be identified at a lunch awards ceremony.

As constantly, we focus on takeaways at PrevCon– insights, ideal methods as well as resources that guests can reclaim to their neighborhoods to enhance their end results as well as save even more lives. And this year, in keeping with our style, we additionally focused of the ever-changing future of kid safety and security– what’s in advance and how will these arising issues impact our work. Below are some notable takeaways:

Independent lorries remain in growth and also being tested; Safe Children is leading the initiative to make sure kid safety problems are attended to. (Thank you, Torine!)

  • We, as a culture, should value safety and make our voices heard to alter the means neighborhoods view safety and security. (Thanks, Dr. Tran!)
  • The Resource Center is filled with practical, ready-to-use pictures, news release, tales, social articles and more. (Thanks, SKW!)
  • Our network is loaded with savvy injury prevention pros who know how to fundraise, companion with healthcare providers and also enhance lead company connections. (Thank you, Safe Children coalitions!)
  • PrevCon was a rich, fantastic and fun experience for all. (Look into this video for proof):
  • Thanks to all of our guests for their initiatives to maintain kids safe everyday! We wish you all taken pleasure in PrevCon 2019 as long as we did, and we’re anticipating seeing see you all in 2021! Please look into some images from the week.

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