"Safe Surroundings: Preventing Violence and Promoting Peace Community by Community"
Because supporting violence prevention efforts is more important now than ever, the American Trauma Society (ATS) and the Society of Trauma Nurses (STN) selected Safe Surroundings: Preventing Violence and Promoting Peace Community by Community as the focus of the 2022 National Trauma Awareness Month (NTAM) campaign. Safe Surroundings is timely and relevant, given the documented rise in violence throughout the nation, impacting trauma centers, providers, and the citizens they serve. This year’s committee chose four areas on which to focus prevention efforts, including:
- Intimate Partner Violence
- Firearm Injury Prevention
- Mental Health Awareness
- Community Violence Intervention
Download the 2022 National Trauma Awareness Month logo here.
Download the 2022 National Trauma Awareness Month banner here.We also encourage trauma centers to have a Trauma Survivors Day to reunite patients and families who have been served by the trauma center. Visit the TSN web site for the materials to plan the celebration. Click on “Get Involved”, and then National Trauma Survivors Day.
Download the National Trauma Survivors Day 2022 Toolkit hereWe urge you to start planning activities and make this year’s celebration the best one yet!