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Project READY

Risk-taking is a natural part of adolescence, but young people need to understand the consequences of their choices.

Reality-based trauma education

For more than 20 years, Project READY (Realistic Education about Dying Young) has exposed young people to the Level I Trauma Center at Prisma Health Richland Hospital. There, they learn about traumatic injuries and fatalities caused by high-risk behaviors such as distracted, reckless and/or impaired driving, gun violence, assault, and substance abuse.

Virtual presentations

During the COVID-19 pandemic, virtual Project READY presentations are available for schools and groups.

Trauma team members will discuss how traumatic injuries occur and how these injuries can be prevented. A survivor who sustained traumatic injuries will share the journey from trauma to recovery and how that person's life changed in an instant. This presentation is available for schools, community groups, and faith-based organizations and is appropriate for young people ages 13–21. Please allow 4-6 weeks to schedule a presentation.

Graphic images of traumatic injuries and surgery are included in this presentation.

For more information or to schedule a virtual presentation, please contact:

Lara Peck, MPH, MCHES
Injury Prevention Coordinator, Trauma Administration
Prisma Health Richland Hospital