Know Injury E-News | March 2021

In this edition of the Know Injury eNews (March 2021):

  1. KNOW | Last Chance to Register: 2021 Injury Prevention Summit
  2. LEARN | Scooter-Related Injuries Webinar
  3. LEARN | 2021 WA State Trauma Conference
  4. CONNECT | Kidsafe WA’s Child Injury Prevention Symposium
  5. CONNECT | Connect with Professor Pat Dudgeon
  6. CONNECT | Keeping CONNECT.ed

Last Chance to register for the Injury Prevention Summit 2021: Success in the West

  • Date: Thursday 25th March
  • Time: 9.00am to 4.30pm
  • Cost: $60 per person
  • Venue: The Duxton Hotel Perth, 1 St Georges Tce, Perth
  • Registrations close Thursday 18th March 2021

Are you interested in learning how you can increase your engagement and connect with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities? Professor Pat Dudgeon and Associate Professor Roz Walker from the University of Western Australia, will be delivering a workshop on the ‘Success Factors for Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in metropolitan, regional and remote communities.’

The workshop will increase your understanding of how to work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and the importance and impact of culture in planning and implementing programs and services that target injury prevention and safety promotion.

During the breakout session, you will learn the strategies to develop programs and services in consultation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, appropriate tools, resources available, and strategies to enhance cultural competence and trauma-informed care.


WEBINAR | Scooter-related Injuries

Healthy liveable cities have us transitioning to new modes of transport, each with its own risk of injury. As commuters look to new ways of getting from A to B, new efficiencies can lead to new and increased injuries.

Injury Matters and the Australasian Injury Prevention Network are hosting a free Scooter Safety webinar on Thursday the 3rd of June, which will provide information on e-scooters and mobility scooters and how we can improve safety and prevent injury.

Joined by Professor Kristen Vallmuur from the Queensland University of Technology and Professor Joan Ozanne-Smith from Monash University, you will hear from two experts in the space.


2021 WA State Trauma Conference: Prevent, Provide, Progress

Royal Perth Hospital Trauma Service in Partnership with St John Ambulance (WA) and Injury Matters to present our next WA State Trauma Conference in October 2021. Registrations opening 8th March.


Kidsafe WA’S Child Injury Prevention Symposium

Are you a professional working in injury prevention, health promotion, healthcare or child development? Kidsafe WA’s inaugural Child Injury Prevention Symposium is back on in 2021! Come join us as we explore the changes, challenges and accomplishments in Western Australian child injury prevention over the last four decades.

This free event on May 18 has limited seats so be sure to secure your spot today.


Connect with Professor Pat Dudgeon at the Injury Prevention Summit

Pat Dudgeon is from the Bardi people in Western Australia. She is a psychologist and professor at the Poche Centre for Aboriginal Health and the School of Indigenous Studies at UWA. Her area of research includes Indigenous social and emotional wellbeing and suicide prevention.

She is the director of the Centre of Best Practice in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention at UWA. She is also the lead chief investigator of a national research project, Transforming Indigenous Mental Health and Wellbeing that aims to develop approaches to Indigenous mental health services that promote cultural values and strengths as well as empowering users.

Join Professor Pat Dudgeon at the Injury Prevention Summit on Thursday 25th March 2021.


Keeping CONNECT.ed

As we progress through different stages of our career, it is helpful to build our professional networks to ensure that we are always learning and remain connected. Professional networking can be difficult to organise, time-consuming and expensive, however, through CONNECT.ed, Injury Matters can help you out by taking those first steps for you.

CONNECT.ed is a free networking tool that matches participants together, bimonthly, for a 15-minute chat to help build their professional network.

Valued participant, Ioni Lewis, has found CONNECT.ed to be very valuable- Read more about Ioni’s experience here.


Stay On Your Feet® Move Your Body Campaign Toolkit

Stay On Your Feet® Move Your Body Campaign Toolkit is now available for download!

Get involved in the Move Your Body Campaign from 1 March to 30 May 2021. The Move Your Body campaign aims to educate older adults and health and community workers on the importance of moving your body to improve balance and posture, strengthen muscles and bones and improve overall fitness and general well-being to prevent falls.

To support health and community workers engage in the Stay On Your Feet® Move Your Body campaign, Injury Matters has released a campaign toolkit that provides a campaign media schedule, ready to use social media posts and images, eSignatures, resources, upcoming training and events calendar, and a facilitator guide to hosting your own event.


WALGA Roadwise Blessing of the Roads campaign

In the lead-up and during the Easter long weekend, the Blessing of the Roads campaign encourages everyone to work together towards a future of zero road deaths and serious injuries. Access the suite of resources to learn how your organisation can get involved in the campaign.


Our Watch Award for excellence in reporting on violence against women and children are open

This award celebrates journalism that has contributed to a deeper community understanding of violence against women, its drivers and the work of prevention to stop violence before it starts.


Monash University Accident Research Centre (MUARC) Graduate Certificate of Road Safety

MUARC will commence delivery of an online Graduate Certificate of Road Safety this year, as four ‘intensive units’ across a six week period.

It will focus on: evidence-based approaches to road safety; the importance of road safety management and leadership; knowledge of relevant crash and injury data sources; applying the evidence for population-level intervention; building effective partnerships; and communicating with influence to improve road safety outcomes.


Share our Falls Prevention Online Learning with your clients

The NEW Move Your Body community module is out. This module is designed for Older Adults aged 65 plus to complete in the comfort of their own home.


Sports Safety 101 Webinar: Preventing Injury in Junior Sport

Kidsafe WA are excited to be running a Sport Safety Webinar on Tuesday the 16th of March from 10am-11am AWST via Zoom.

The webinar is appropriate for volunteers, parents and carers of children involved with a local community sporting club. The aim of the webinar is to provide you with information on sports injury in children, methods for prevention and the range of resource Kidsafe WA has available to assist you and your club further.

If you or your sporting club are interesting in attending this webinar please email for details. Please note registration is required.
If you are unable to make the scheduled time, a recording of the webinar will also be provided to all who register.

Diversity Focus Advanced Culturally Responsive Domestic and Family Violence Practice Workshop

  • Date: Tuesday 20th March 2021
    Time: 9.30am to 12.30pm (AWST)
    Cost: $270 (NFP rate), $360 (Private/Govt rate)

The advanced practitioner workshop is designed to equip those working directly with multicultural individuals and families to better understand the nature and dynamics of domestic and family violence using an intersectional framework. Participants develop practical skills through an immersive experience working through case studies and real-life scenarios to develop skills in handling disclosure, working with risk and abduction and engaging perpetrators.