Youth Safety Education
Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Phoenix
Youth Safety Education is provided to individual youth, their families and the community in general by Trauma Administration, which supports the SMARTR Youth Violence Prevention Program and the Trauma Center Wake Up! Youth Program, and by Barrow Community Education, Outreach and Prevention Programs, which supports the ThinkFirst for Teens program.
SMARTR (Support, Mentoring, and Advocacy Resources for Trauma Recovery) is a violence prevention program for young people between the ages of 12 and 20 that have been injured as a result of a violent incident. Through bedside visits and post-discharge home visits the youth are educated on alternatives to violence and provided with links to community resources supporting non-violent, successful lifestyles.
Trauma Center Wake Up! Youth Program is a drug and alcohol education program for youth referred by the Courts for alcohol related offenses (typically minor in possession). The program consists of sessions including a Trauma Center visit stressing the effects of alcohol and drugs and reinforcing the benefits of making better choices.
ThinkFirst for Teens focuses on the most common causes of death and permanent injury such as motor vehicle crashes, violence, recreational and water-related injuries, falls, and bicycle and motorcycle crashes. The goals of the ThinkFirst program are to increase awareness of everyday injury risks and to promote safety habits that will continue throughout life. The target audience is middle, junior and senior high students.
Contact InformationPolly Turpin
Injury Free Program Coordinator
(602) 406-3050 or email: email@example.com