There are a number of webinars happening next week that you might find helpful. And in case you have COVID response fatigue, most of them aren't even COVID-specific!
Monday, May 18, 11am
National Peer Learning Team on Child Maltreatment Prevention
The Child Maltreatment National Peer Learning Team aims to help public health departments engage with the topic of child maltreatment prevention by learning about successful strategies, exchanging expertise on how to elevate the priority of this work within the realm of public health, and leveraging necessary resources to advance prevention.
Tuesday, May 19, 12 - 1:30pm
The National Center for Fatality Review and Prevention
If you are on a local fatality review team, please consider attending this webinar, either on May 19 or once the recording is released. You may also be interested in this related webinar from the Safe States Alliance:
Wednesday, May 27, 12 - 1:15pm
Recent data from Florida shows that childhood drownings have significantly increased over the same time last year, all involving children 3 and under—consistent with CDC reporting that the number one cause of death of children age 4 and under is drowning. The Florida data indicates a direct tie to COVID-19 stay-at-home orders and parental distraction. Hear from national experts on the new data, the urgent need for federal resources to respond to this crisis, and what states and national organizations are doing and could do with more resources.
Thursday, May 21, 10 - 11am
Transform Research Center
Dr. Natalie A. Cort, an Assistant Professor at William James College, will offer ideas about how to think and talk about race within the child abuse and neglect field, as well as solutions to grow diverse clinical training pipelines from which child-serving agencies can recruit and retain professionals.
Thursday, May 21, 11am - 12:30pm
The Network for Public Health Law
What programs, policies, and laws are available to help those seeking to promote skills in self-care, stress management, coping, and resilience in their own workplaces and the broader community? Join this webinar for an overview of the mental health implications of COVID-19 and the role of laws and policies in the initial stages of the mental health response.
Thursday, May 21, 8am - 2pm
Center for Injury Science and Prevention
Columbia University is offering their Annual Injury and Violence Prevention Conference online and at no cost. There will be breakout sessions, roundtable discussions, and a keynote address by Louis Klarevas, author of Rampage Nation, on preventing mass shootings.