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July 15, 2014
9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
(a working lunch will be provided for pre-registered participants)
LETAC Training Center, 840 S. Spring, Suite B, Springfield, IL 62704

Did you know that car crashes are the leading cause of death among teens? Did you ALSO know that 75% of these crashes have ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO DO WITH DRUGS OR ALCOHOL?  This deadly epidemic claims the lives of 4,000 teens each year and seriously injures 400,000 more.  The most frustrating aspect of this public health crisis is that it is completely preventable with a combination of quality education, training, and enforcement.

Impact Teen Drivers is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating teens, parents, and community members about the dangers of reckless and distracted driving.  The ultimate goal is to save lives by changing attitudes and behaviors that become lethal behind the wheels of a car.  The Impact Teen Drivers program is evidence-based, cost-effective, and reaches teens with engaging educational videos, interactive materials, and high-energy presentations and discussions.  Teens are moving targets and Impact Teen Drivers continually provides teen-centric campaigns and contests to get teens to share the safe driving message with their peers, innovative web content, and a strong social media presence.

The Train the Trainers workshop is for teachers, safety educators, law enforcement, and other facilitators. It will provide participants with evidence-based tools to deliver high-energy presentations focused on the dangers of reckless and distracted driving. The “What Do You Consider Lethal?” campaign aims to educate high school students about the dangers of reckless and distracted driving and empowering them to make good driving decisions as both passengers and drivers.

The Impact Teen Drivers Train the Trainer workshop leads facilitators through the Impact Teen Drivers program.  The five-hour workshop provides participants with evidence-based tools to deliver high-energy presentations focused on the dangers of reckless and distracted driving.  Participants will learn about reckless and distracted driving research and statistics, Graduated Driver Licensing laws, the “What do You Consider Lethal” campaign, and how to effectively communicate the essentials of safe driving to teens, parents, and members of their communities.  The workshop provides participants with examples of school and community-based programs and presentations, including parent-teen safe driving workshops.  Participants will receive informational handouts and guides for facilitating discussion and preparing presentations about teen safe driving for their own reference and to share with other first responders, educators, and community members.

The objectives of the Train the Trainer workshop are to:

  • Effectively link the importance of quality education and communication to address the problem of reckless and distracted driving.
  • Provide participants with the knowledge and resources they need to successfully present the Impact Teen Drivers program in their own communities.
  • Ensure that participants have the knowledge to effectively communicate and respond to inquiries about teen driving attitudes and behaviors, as well as GDL laws.
  • Motivate first responders, educators, health professionals, and community members to carry out the Impact Teen Drivers program in their communities to help stop the number one killer of young people in America – reckless and distracted driving.
  • Communicate current research trends and the importance of utilizing evidence-based programs and materials in outreach efforts.

The facilitator for this workshop is Dr. Kelly Browning, who has been in leadership positions promoting awareness and education through youth programs over the past 20 years.  She received her formal education from Minnesota State University Moorhead, the University of Central Florida, and her Ph.D. in Criminology from the University of South Florida.  Prior to coming aboard with Impact Teen Drivers as Executive Director in 2008, Dr. Browning founded an inner city charter school in Tampa, Florida, where she served as the Executive Director. 

Dr. Browning is an experienced and dynamic presenter who has presented at national conferences for the past twenty years.  She has collaborated on research projects with some of the top traffic safety organizations including the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and the National Safety Council.  Additionally, Dr. Browning is skilled at establishing productive and meaningful partnerships among national, state, and local stakeholders.

Non-Member Tuition:  There is no non-member tuition for this class, as it is being co-hosted by the Police Benevolent & Protective Association, California Casualty, Impact Teen Drivers, and MTU #10.

To RegisterEmail registration to register@letac.org. You may also fill out and submit the online registration form through the LETAC website at www.letac.org or call 217-726-7014 to register by phone (be sure to include all pertinent information).  

Cancellation:  If a class must be canceled for any reason, every effort will be made to do so at least 2 weeks before the class is scheduled to begin.  However, there are circumstances where last minute cancellation is out of our control.  All individuals who have been registered for training will be contacted at the email address given at registration, so please be sure to provide an email address that is checked often.

 

 

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