Resources for COVID-19 Injury Prevention
The Connection Between COVID-19 and Trauma
Since the beginning of quarantine and stay at home orders in March of 2020, the connection between injuries and the pandemic have become increasingly clear. The purpose of the resources and content provided on this page are to supply health care workers, educators and individual with information they can use in their practice and daily lives to reduce the impact of the pandemic on trauma and social issues that lead to trauma.
"Staying Safe While Social Distancing" Trauma Talk Podcasts
Learn about injury prevention for a variety of activities and topics for both childhood injury prevention and adults of all ages. With over 30 episodes, our podcast interviews content experts in a wide range of fields!
In-depth look: COVID-19 and Injury Prevention
Have a topic related to COVID-19 that personally affects you or a loved one, or just want to stay on top of injury prevention? Check out the resources below for an abundance of information related to COVID-19 and physical and mental wellbeing.
Mental Health Resources
Access to mental health resources and strong social connections are important for the prevention of violence and intentional harm. It is also important to address the 'how' of suicide attempts or self harm, which means preventing access to lethal means. The resources below may help with mental health and also the safe storage of firearms to limit access to firearms.
Domestic Violence Resources
Social isolation amid stressful home scenarios created by the pandemic have led to increased cases of domestic abuse. The resources below should be useful for anyone experiencing domestic abuse or for family and friends concerned about another being abused.
Older Adult Injury Resources
Because the senior population is more vulnerable to contracting and experiencing negative outcomes than younger adults, an array of both physical AND mental health risks are presented as a result of the pandemic, including an increase in falls and strong feelings of social isolation. However, these issues are preventable and combatable by using the resources below.
Childhood Injury Prevention
With schools closed or on limited schedules, children are at home more than ever. Busy, overstressed parents are juggling working from home with childcare, which means less supervision, which is the most effective way to prevent childhood injury. The stress of all the competing responsibilities also can make some parents more prone to unhealthy discipline strategies. Here are resources to combat this dilemma.