CTAHPERD Regional Workshop
Presenters: Rene Carfi, Amanda Torres, Alicia Donovan, Janelle Jessee
April 5, 2018
9:00 am – 2:30 pm
Sessions and Speakers
Protect Your Brain: A Brain Injury Awareness and Prevention Toolkit for Schools – Rene Carfi, Brain Injury Alliance of CT
Brain injury is the leading cause of injury and death in children in Connecticut. The most common way children and teens sustain a brain injury is through falls, motor vehicle crashes, sports concussions, assaults, and abuse. The Protect Your Brain series was developed as a tool to be utilized by schools and communities to aid in raising awareness about the incidence and preventability of brain injury. The series is broken up by various age groups and grades, and focuses on the risks of brain injury for those age groups. This workshop will provide an overview of how brain injury affects our youth – from mild to severe injuries, and how the Protect Your Brain raise awareness about the incidence and preventability of brain injury. It will provide an overview of the Protect Your Brain presentations and materials available for high schools, including interactive PowerPoint presentations, parent take home letters, reading assignments, and more.
Authentic Tasks – Amanda Torres, West Shore Middle School, Milford
Health educator Amanda Torres will share how authentic tasks and interdisciplinary lessons make health fun while creating motivation, engagement and an increased depth of knowledge.
Early Detection Education: It’s Lifesaving! – Alicia Donovan, 15-40 Connection
15-40 Connection is a nonprofit organization that is teaching people how to detect cancer earlier through personal health awareness and skills based health programming. We partner with Health/Wellness/Physical Education teachers to facilitate in-school programs free of charge – either through group presentations or a Train the Trainer model – to reach both students and staff.
In this workshop, participants will learn how to detect cancer early as well as how to share this education with their communities.
Vaping: Devices, Issues, Government Policies – Janelle Jessee, Smokestoppers
This session will cover answers to questions such as: What are these devices & accessories? What should teachers and parents look for? What are these devices made with and the potential dangers? What are the issues involved at the government level? Bring your questions!!
Lunch included. Certificate of Attendance included.
Registration Fees: Professional Member – $50.00; Retired Member – $25.00; Undergraduate Student Member – $15.00