Table 5

Examples of child safety development and workforce development from two Child Safety Learning Collaborative teams

Child Safety System DevelopmentState/jurisdiction Team one aimed to increase the number of organisations that implement evidence-based bullying prevention and social and emotional learning programmes in Gay and Straight Alliances (GSAs) across the state/jurisdiction. They developed a strong partnership with an organisation that operates a statewide GSA Network and conducted a series of focus groups with young adults attending college, high school and middle school across the state/jurisdiction, soliciting rich information on students’ preferred methods to receive bullying prevention messaging. They introduced an evidence-based programme through a partner’s summer camp and spread it fivefold to schools working with LGBTQIA adolescents.
Workforce DevelopmentState/jurisdiction Team two built capacity to use systems thinking, develop common SMART objectives with new partners and scale-up evidence-driven practices in poisoning prevention. They identified Woman, Children and Infants (WIC) offices no longer receiving poison control information and established a new partnership with WIC, increasing the number of individuals receiving education through poison control education events/programmes from 94 to 6125 individuals. State/jurisdiction Team two then expanded efforts to reach licensed in-home and centre daycare providers through webinars and continuing education unit credits and added materials from poison control centres to the state/jurisdiction Department of Public Health quarterly newsletter to increase spread across diverse audiences.