Traumatic Brain Injury among Children and Youth: Understanding TBI and One Model State Program
Thursday, February 21, 2019
2:00 - 3:00 pm ET
Reports of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) among adults, particularly in professional sports, are often in the news. But what about TBIs among children and youth? In 2012, an estimated 329,290 children (age 19 or younger) were treated in emergency departments (EDs) for sports and recreation-related injuries that included a diagnosis of concussion or TBI. From 2001 to 2012, the rate of ED visits for sports and recreation-related injuries with a diagnosis of concussion or TBI, alone or in combination with other injuries, more than doubled among children (age 19 or younger). (1) In addition to sports-related injuries, TBIs are also caused by falls, motor vehicle and traffic accidents, and assaults. Traumatic brain injuries not only affect individuals but can also have long-lasting effects on families and communities. (2)
In this webinar, Diane Sartanowicz, Director of the Massachusetts Concussion Management Coalition, will describe the extent of the problem of TBIs among children and youth, identify major causes of TBI, and explain the signs and symptoms of sports-related concussions as well as the clinical assessments used in diagnosing a concussion. Terrence (Terry) Love, Injury Prevention Manager for the Tennessee Department of Health, will describe his organization’s Safe Stars initiative, the goal of which is to provide resources and opportunities for all youth sports organizations to enhance their safety standards. Kristin Teipel, Director of the State Adolescent Health Resource Center (SAHRC) at the University of Minnesota, and a member of the Children’s Safety Now Alliance (CSN-A), will moderate this webinar.
(1)Trends in Sports- and Recreation-Related Traumatic Brain Injuries Treated in US Emergency Departments: The National Electronic Injury Surveillance System-All Injury Program (NEISS-AIP) 2001-2012 Coronado, Victor G. MD, MPH; Haileyesus, Tadesse MS; Cheng, Tabitha A. MD; Bell, Jeneita M. MD, MPH; Haarbauer-Krupa, Juliet PhD; Lionbarger, Michael R. MPH; Flores-Herrera, Javier MD, MPH; McGuire, Lisa C. PhD; Gilchrist, Julie MD. PhD.Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation: May/June 2015 - Volume 30 - Issue 3 - p 185–197
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ABOUT THE PRESENTERS
Terrence (Terry) Love, MS, CPC, is a community leader with over 20 years in community-based prevention. He has worked in multiple settings to develop leaders and motivate stakeholders to facilitate population level change in school, university, and statewide settings. Using data, evidence-based methods, and policy, he has assisted communities with identifying and mitigating the root causes of behavioral health problems including motor vehicle injury, substance abuse, premature birth, and other health issues. Mr. Love enjoys the process of influencing policy and is eager to share his knowledge of advocacy with others. A native Arkansan, Terry recently adopted Middle Tennessee as his home where he works as the Injury Prevention Manager for the Tennessee Department of Health with a goal of impacting multiple injuries including, but not limited to: motor vehicle crashes, traumatic brain injury, suicide, and intimate partner violence.
Diane Sartanowicz, MS, LAT, ATC has been in the Athletic Training profession since 1991. Currently, Diane is the Director of the Massachusetts Concussion Management Coalition (MCMC), where she is responsible for overseeing the creation of concussion education and management at the state level while collaborating with key stakeholders in the Commonwealth to provide the tools and resources necessary for all schools to be successful when it comes to concussions and how to manage them. Diane has been involved in various volunteer opportunities of the profession at the state, district and national levels. She was President of the Athletic Trainers of Massachusetts (ATOM) from 2006-2008, Past-President of Eastern Athletic Trainers’ Association (EATA) from 2011-2012, District One Treasurer from 2014-2018 and is currently the NATA District One Director.
Kristin Teipel, BSN, MPH is Director for the State Adolescent Health Resource Center at the University of Minnesota and a partner in the Adolescent and Young Adult Health National Resource Center. An adolescent and young adult health advocate who has worked in the public health field for 25+ years, Ms. Teipel has addressed adolescent health issues at the local, county and state levels in Minnesota and nationally. She has worked directly with youth and their families on a variety of youth issues at the local level. In addition, she worked as the State Adolescent Health Coordinator for the Minnesota Department of Health with a focus on strengthening the systems that address youth issues. In her current role, Ms. Teipel provides technical assistance, consultation, training and information on adolescent health for maternal and child health professionals across the U.S. She is an active member of CSN’s Children’s Safety Now Alliance (CSN-A).