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IMPACT

Impacting Minors Perceptions & Cognizant Attitudes Toward Trauma

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MISSION:

Project IMPACT strives to reduce and prevent unintentional injuries through a student targeted injury and violence  prevention program that provides education and  awareness about the realities of trauma.

car injuriesA collaborative multidisciplinary team presents information about high risk behaviors associated with trauma and describe their respective roles in trauma response.

Students engage in trauma simulations and mock scenarios.

Local Fire & EMS demonstrate a vehicle extrication.

Students participate in a panel discussion with a team of medical providers, law enforcement officers, and first responders.

 

GOALS:

  • Educating students about the realities of trauma associated with risk taking behaviors such as distracted driving, substance use, and teen dating violence.

  • Defining the medical and judicial consequences of choices that result in traumatic injuries.

  • Providing student’s with resources when confronted with potentially harmful situations associated with risk taking behaviors.

  • Describing the various roles of a multidisciplinary team of professionals who actively engage students in a positive manner and provide career information.

 

helicopter transportPROGRAM OUTLINE (three hour event)

  • EMS presentation
    — Role of First Responders
    — Description of Trauma Experience

  • Alcohol / Substance Use Presentation
    — Overview of Alcohol and Substances
    — Distracted / Impaired Driving

  • Forensic Presentation
    — Teen Dating Violence
    — Evidence Collection

  • Commonwealth’s Attorney Presentation
    — Judicial consequences related to trauma

  • Simulation Stations / Student Scenarios

  • Local Fire & EMS Vehicle Extrication

  • Closing Panel Discussion

 

REFERRALS:

Project IMPACT has a variety of programs using modular topics to meet the needs of students, school staff, and parents.

CORE TOPICS

Drinking & Driving
Distracted Driving
Substance Use
Teen Dating Violence
Forensics
Judicial Response
Trauma Experiences

MODULAR TOPICS

Bicycle Safety
Pedistrian Safety
Helmet Safety
Water Safety
ATV Safety
Guns/Hunting Safety
School Violence

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Nicole Akindoyo, MA/CSAC

Nicole Akindoyo, MA, CSAC
Office: (804) 316-0152
nicole.akindoyo@vcuhealth.org

 

last updated: April 1, 2016

 

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