More time to enter injury prevention abstracts

The deadline for abstract submission for 12th World Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion, Safety 2016 has been extended until 30th of November 2015. The conference offers a great opportunity for hundreds of researchers, specialists and agents to introduce their research and work.

Maximising your membership

Alan Matic from Our Communities talks to Kate Robertson about how to make the most of his organisation’s resources – available free of charge to all VSCN members.

Have you registered for Tuesday’s evaluation and stats webinar?

VSCN has been lucky enough to secure two experts on the use of statistics and evaluation for a free webinar on Tuesday, November 16 at noon on the importance of evaluating your safety promotion or injury prevention campaign results. Incorporating data and evaluation into campaigns is vital to their success but doing it well can … Continued

Why you deserve to be a member of VSCN

Now is a perfect time to join VSCN, following the official launch of our new website, which provides members and those interested in safety promotion and injury prevention with an incredibly powerful resource.

Making the most of the VSCN website

Our new website is an amazing resource for members. Take quick tour of the site to see how you can make the most of its functionality; create a post about your latest campaign, add your organisation to the e-directory; create a group or participate in the forum.

It’s your website. Your community. Your opportunity to Learn, Connect, Share.

Falls prevention resource

Falls are the greatest cause of injury of children in Victoria, resulting in about 31,000 emergency department visits each year, and about 6,000 of those children needing to be admitted to hospital.

Report outlines high cost of injury

The hospital treatment costs for injury cases (excluding medical injury) in Victoria in 2012/13 totalled $806.3 million, an average of $2,050 per hospital-treated injury, according to a new report by the Victorian Injury Surveillance Unit (VISU).

The VISU report found there are two levels of injury reflecting severity: 91,399 hospital admissions and 301,940 ED presentations (non-admissions). Although hospitalised injuries (hospital admissions) accounted for less than a quarter of all hospital-treated episodes, they accounted for the greatest proportion of hospital treatment costs (87 per cent or $701.1 million).

Moonee Valley shares Pan Pacific success

Moonee Valley became Australia’s first local government to achieve Pan Pacific Safe Communities accreditation last year and has kindly offered to share its successful nomination with fellow VSCN members.

Symposium to tackle challenges of keeping children safe

The Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare is holding its 5th Annual Sector Research Symposium with the key themes:
•Child Safety: Beyond Inquiry – How can we keep children and young people safe?
•Educational Outcomes for Vulnerable Children – Our challenges and opportunities for the next decade
•Research, Evidence and Practice of Working with Vulnerable Families in Australia
•The Voice of Young People, Children, Parents & Carers in Research, Policy and Service Delivery