This one is a very good seminar for anyone who deals with school aged children and once again it is free. This event will be put on by the CDC and the most poignant part is the academic and return to school concerns when dealing with the brain injury known as concussion. It has been my opinion that not only have the parents and schools underplayed the seriousness of returning to school with a brain injury, the medical community has been behind as well. Brain health will need to be though of as physical health going forward. Not only is stressing the cognitive parts of the brain while injured a problem, the most overlooked portion of school is something Don Brady has been the champion of, the emotional wellness of the brain/individual.
Get yourself registered, set a reminder on your phone (just tell Siri) and take notes; parents especially.
CDC Heads Up to Schools Webinar for Schools Professionals
Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at 2:00 – 3:00 PM EST.
Click below to register for a FREE CDC webinar on concussion in schools (K-12): https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3354303556335213312
This webinar will help you:
- Learn the signs, symptoms and effects of a concussion on students K-12.
- Know how to prevent and respond to concussions in school.
- Explore school-wide approaches to addressing concussion.
- Learn ways to support individual students returning to school after a concussion.
Invited presenters include:
Julie Haarbauer-Krupa, Ph.D.
B.R.A.I.N. Program Coordinator
Children’s Health Care of Atlanta
Karen McAvoy, Psy.D
Director of the R.E.A.P Program
Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children
CDC is dedicated to improving the lives of Americans and keeping them safe from injury. Through the Heads Up program, CDC provides information on preventing, recognizing, and responding to concussion, and more serious brain injuries.
For more information, visit www.cdc.gov/Concussion.