Students Need In One Instant This Year
Traffic deaths have actually increased and remain the #1 killer of teens. The worst experience your school community may face is the death of a student through a preventable traffic crash – which most often involve driving distractions like texting and impairment.
For over a decade, IN ONE INSTANT has been providing students with the essential tools they need to make safe decisions behind the wheel .
The program offers students and educators:
- A flexible, engaging, and turnkey curriculum designed for in-person or virtual learning
- Minimal disruption to school schedules and instructional needs
- Options to implement in assemblies, one class period or expanded as a unit
- Content that educates students on an emotional level, for lasting impact
- Interactive activities that get high schoolers engaged and thinking about their choices
- Multimedia components using peer-relatable video and storytelling, real-life survivor testimonials
- Follow-up interactive activities that help students apply what they’ve seen and learned to their own lives
Teens will learn how to:
- Stand up to peer pressure
- Refrain from driving when impaired or driving with impaired drivers
- Utilize a designated driver
- Refrain from cell phone use/texting while driving
- Wear their seat belts
- Serve as ambassadors to their peers
IN ONE INSTANT Includes valuable support materials for educators, parents, and students as developed with expert input from: health and safety professionals, teachers, counselors, administrators, psychologists, parents, and teens themselves.
The curriculum is informed by both the Theory of Planned Behavior and Health Belief Model. This theory predicts human behavior based on personal attitudes, peer group and cultural norms as well as other factors. The Health Belief Model is based on the idea that people only change their behaviors when they believe themselves to be at risk for serious consequences. To get someone to change behavior, they have to be provided the tools needed to change risky behavior.
Our anonymous pre and post program surveys show that 86% more teens won’t text and drive after experiencing the program, and 91% more students won’t drive if impaired.
The Power of In One Instant
Hear from Mississippi State Superintendent of Education:
In One Instant’s success over the last decade in addressing safer teen driving has made a difference in thousands of U.S. schools. Its student-driven activities have been especially impactful and is only one of the reasons why I’ve recommended the program to every school district in our state. I highly recommend it to all my fellow educators nationwide.
Carey M. Wright
MS State Superintendent of Education
Hear from a former LA Unified School District Superintendent:
Your role in bringing this powerful, evidence-based program to your school has the potential to save lives. Many parents and teens, as well as your administrative colleagues, have acknowledged the impact of this emotional experience on teen driving behavior, making smarter choices and creating change. Consider offering this invaluable set of resources to your school community.
Former Principal & Deputy Superintendent,
Los Angeles United School District
A Message From Merle Price, Former Principal and Deputy Superintendent, LAUSD
The worst experience a school may face is the death of a student, especially in the case of a sudden and preventable accident, which for teens most frequently involves driving distractions due to texting, cell phone use, recklessness, and impairment. Those who have experienced the aftermath of such a tragedy know that the trauma to classmates, families, faculty and staff goes beyond anything that they have been prepared for and will impact the school community for a long time.
In One Instant is an award-winning and research-based resource for schools that has demonstrated ability to impact teens and their decision making in ways that can prevent tragic driving collisions. This video assembly program and toolkit have been developed with input from health and safety professionals, teachers, counselors, school administrators, psychologists, parents and teens themselves. It is easily administered with follow up materials for administrators, students, teachers, and parents.
With minimal disruption to instructional programs and school schedules, this program can provide a bonding experience between teens, their parents, and school personnel to help teens recognize the importance of their decisions and the role they play in preventing tragedies.
Your role in bringing this powerful program to your school has the potential to save lives. Many parents, teens, and administrators have acknowledged how this powerful and emotional experience impacts teen driving behavior, promotes smarter choices, and creates long-lasting change.
Please take a few minutes to see how easily this life saving program has been successfully implemented at many high schools and consider bringing this invaluable set of resources to your school community.
Hear from a Trauma Prevention and Outreach Nurse:
Lorraine Artinger, RN
Trauma Prevention and Outreach
I’m the Trauma Prevention and Outreach Nurse for Natividad Medical Center in Monterey County. As injury prevention educators and healthcare providers, we are firsthand witnesses to the tragedies caused by motor vehicle crashes. I wanted to share with you an exciting and impactful program, In One Instant, designed specifically for this purpose, which we have successfully implemented in all our Salinas/Monterrey high school prevention programs.
In One Instant is an award-winning, evidence-based program that empowers teens to make smart choices and save lives. Informed by years of research, this turnkey program features a powerful short video (used in assemblies and classrooms) along with comprehensive follow-up educational online materials. Designed for easy implementation, In One Instant can be completed in one class period or expanded into an entire unit. The program also offers teens the opportunity for continued engagement year-round, providing safe driving tips and numerous Community Service opportunities through their online Teen Guide.
In One Instant is endorsed by the CHP, as well as the LAPD, LAFD, LA County Medical Association, UCLA School of Public Health, and USC Center for Trauma, Violence and Injury Prevention. The program has received prestigious awards from the U.S. Congress, California State Senate and LA City Council, and has been featured on ABC News and FOX News.
I am enlisting your help to bring In One Instant to your high schools and community centers through your outreach programs. It’s effective, simple and easy to implement, and time efficient. Please watch the quick four-minute trailer and testimonial videos available on the In One Instant website homepage to get a better idea of what the program entails: http://www.inoneinstant.org/
Together, we can reduce motor vehicle crashes and trauma among our youth!
Bring In One Instant To Your School or Organization At No Cost
“In One Instant accomplishes the very important job of teaching our students how to make smart choices, how to stay alive, how to stay safe, how to take care of each other. That’s the most important gift you can give to a school.”
“Thank you for the amazing presentation to our students yesterday. I am certain that your work will save countless lives.”
“I’m glad we brought In One Instant to our school because it wasn’t just for the kids.”
“In One Instant is a powerful program, and our students have expressed a profound appreciation for the message. It was easy to do and more effective than any other program.”
“This program is highly impactful…easy to implement and extremely effective. This program saves lives.”
“We are still getting wonderful feedback about the program from all over Santa Monica. As soon as we have our calendar open for next year, I will immediately book In One Instant.”