Impacting Minors Perceptions & Cognizant Attitudes Toward Trauma
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.
A 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.
- 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.
Program 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
Project IMPACT has a variety of programs using modular topics to meet the needs of students, school staff, and parents.
Drinking & Driving
Teen Dating Violence
For More Information
Nicole Akindoyo, MA, CSAC
Office: (804) 316-0152