Trainees for Child Injury Prevention

Logo shows T4CIP with Trainees for Child Injury Prevention below, in green, with a stethoscope

Who should join?

Medical students, residents, and fellows with an interest in pediatrics and learning about child injury prevention, health behavior change, communication, and advocacy.

What is Trainees for Child Injury Prevention (T4CIP)?

  • A group of trainees from across the country passionate about pediatric child injury prevention that develops outreach materials and strategies for one-day national advocacy campaigns 
  • The core group of trainees reaches out to other trainees and residency programs asking them to participate in each Day of Action by sharing information during their morning report, noon conference, or continuity clinic, as well as share information on social media
  • T4CIP is sponsored by the Center for Injury Research and Policy in Columbus, Ohio, and the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Pediatric Trainees and Council on Injury, Violence, and Poison Prevention

T4CIP has three goals:

  1. Expose pediatric trainees to public health approaches and community engagement to prevent child and adolescent injuries and violence
  2. Promote interest and engagement by pediatric trainees in the area of child injury prevention
  3. Facilitate and promote pediatric trainee-initiated outreach and engagement activities nationally to prevent child injury

What does timing and time commitment look like? 

  • Time commitment is for at least one calendar year, including two Days of Action each year - one in May and one in October
  • Monthly calls/video meetings and regular emails between calls as needed
  • Leadership and subgroups may have additional calls/emails
  • Tentative schedule is below. All calls will be recorded and archived

When and how will we meet in 2021?

May 19, 2021

  • The first Day of Action in 2021 will be focused on high-powered magnets and will be May 19
  • All calls will be at 8 p.m. ET on WebEx and will be recorded and archived
    • May 5 and 12 to finalize Day of Action materials and activities
    • Trainings on January 27, February 24, March 24, and April 21

October 27, 2021

  • The second Day of Action in 2021 will be on October 27. The topic will be determined by T4CIP participants.
  • All calls will be at 8 p.m. ET on WebEx and will be recorded and archived
    • October 13 and 20 to finalize Day of Action materials and activities
    • Trainings on June 16, July 28, August 25, and September 29

Why should I join T4CIP?

  • Opportunity to participate in and/or lead a national advocacy campaign focusing on increasing injury prevention awareness and creating safer environments for children
  • Learn or build your leadership, advocacy, and communication skills and develop new relationships with peers and mentors
  • Nationally-known pediatric injury prevention experts will be available to mentor and support participating trainees
  • Previous trainee-led Days of Action have been highly successful

How do I join T4CIP?

Recruitment for the 2021 class is now closed. We will begin recruiting for the 2022 class in the fall.  

Where can I get more information?

Email Laura Dattner, T4CIP Coordinator or download and share this one-pager