Trauma Prevention Programs
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The R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center's Trauma Prevention Program provides information about the consequences of dangerous decisions so adults and teens can make a healthy, safe and informed decision.
In FY2017, CIPP’s Trauma Prevention Programs reached approximately 9,800 teens, including approximately 810 high risk teens in Baltimore City and surrounding Maryland Counties. It also reached 653 adult DWI/DUI offenders. The Trauma Prevention Program Curriculum includes distracting and/or impaired driving presentations offering insight and discussion regarding healthy decision making.
Learn more about our different Trauma Prevention Programs:
Trauma Prevention Assemblies (Impaired Driving and/or Distracted Driving)Toggle accordion item
The Trauma Prevention Program visits high schools throughout Maryland each year to host assemblies focusing on impaired and/or distracted driving. Each assembly opens with a few power point slides about the Shock Trauma Center, and then students watch one of three video presentations:
“Get the Message” addresses distracted driving, specifically illustrating the fatal impact of a single text message to a young driver and her friends. In the video, a 17-year old was distracted while driving which resulted in her death and injuries to several passengers.
“Someone Like You” tells the brief story of how the poor decision to drink and drive resulted in her death, and her passenger surviving with a collapsed lung and only one of his arms.
“Two Lives Changed” tells the story of two young adults involved in alcohol related crashes who lived to share their emotional stories and injuries.
Following the designated video, the team of nurses engages students in discussion around smart decision making. Students will learn the consequences of impaired and distracted driving, along with alternative decision making. The program is then augmented by a young trauma survivor who will share his or her powerful and inspirational story. At the end of the assembly, the floor is opened to students for any questions and comments about trauma prevention; impaired driving and/or distracted driving.
Trauma Prevention Assemblies are one hour in length and can be scheduled Monday-Friday. Requests are subject to availability and 30-day notice is preferred. The trauma prevention team will work to address the needs of your students and provide the appropriate program and presenter based on student concerns. Please contact us at email@example.com or 410-328-2035 for more information or to schedule your assembly.
High-Risk Adolescent Program: SMART (Saving Maryland At Risk Teens)Toggle accordion item
The High Risk Adolescent Trauma Prevention Program began in 1979 and has been expanding ever since. The target population of this program is high school participants with drug and/or alcohol related behaviors associated with driving and other various high-risk behaviors.
The program consists of a partnership including the surrounding metropolitan counties in coordination with the Department of Juvenile Justice Services, the Office of Substance Abuse and other agencies.
The program held at the Shock Trauma Center includes an on-site tour along with education about the consequences of drinking, drug use, and driving. Participants will view two different videos focusing on impaired driving and the life altering effects poor decision making can have. In addition, a problem solving session addresses alternative actions to avoid these situations. Research has indicated significant positive changes in attitudes toward drinking and driving, riding with someone who has been drinking, and preventing a friend from driving after drinking. The cost of this program is $65.00 per participant, and can be paid by credit card using our calendar system below.
Adult Court Ordered DDMP ProgramToggle accordion item
The Drunk Driving Monitoring Program is partnered with the judicial system and the Division of Parole and Probation, Drunk Driving Monitoring Program (DDMP). The program opens with a slide show presentation, and a review of medical equipment that a typical patient may have when admitted to the STC. Participants watch a video that presents several trauma survivors and/or families impacted by drinking and driving. The program is then augmented by a trauma survivor that shares his or her powerful story.
This program is held the third Saturday of each month, from 9-11 am. Participants are required to sign up and pay for the class online via our calendar system below. The cost of the program is $155.00, payable by credit card.
Please arrive at 8:30 am.
Non-English speaking participants are required to provide their own translator for program completion. (Los participantes hablan inglés están obligados a proporcionar su propio traductor para el cumplimiento del programa.)
- Program Referral, Instructions and 2019 Class Dates
- Remisión, Instrucciones y 2019 Fecha del Programa (Español)
Please print the demographic form below and bring the completed form with you to class.
Minds of the Future (MOF)Toggle accordion item
The Minds of the Future Program at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center is a three-hour educational program to meet the needs of junior and senior high school students interested in a career in healthcare. This program introduces students to various careers in the hospital setting. Specifically, it includes presentations from a physician, nurse or rehabilitation therapist.
In addition to the presentations, students participate in breakout sessions with some of the following groups: Rehabilitation Services, Trauma Prevention Programs, and the Maryland Advanced Simulation, Training, Research and Innovation Center (MASTRI).
Students also get a chance to learn about the consequences of poor decision making with exposure to a condensed trauma prevention program presentation. A short video and discussion about distracted/impaired driving follows before students are taken through the Shock Trauma Center to view the TRU (Trauma Resuscitation Unit), ICU and the helipad if available.
This program, scheduled 9am-1pm, is attended by 20 students per session. Applications must be submitted at least two months prior to requested program date. For every 10-15 students, there must be at least 1 chaperone to accompany the group. All students must be at least 16 years of age to attend the session. Applications are approved on a case by case basis depending upon resource availability.
Stop the BleedToggle accordion item
The Stop the Bleed Campaign was developed by the American College of Surgeons and the Hartford Consensus in direct response to the tragic school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Doctors found that a number of the deaths could have been prevented if bleeding control had been initiated at the scene.
CIPP is working in coordination with the Maryland Committee on Trauma to bring this potentially life-saving training to schools.
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