Jenna Speaking at Freeport School Disrict

Friday, March 24th, 2017 I spoke along with Margo Singer, BIANYS Training Program Coordinator and made a presentation to psychologists and social workers from the Freeport School District. I told my story about my life with concussions and what I have gone through and where I am today. When I was finished, Margo gave an hour presentation entitled “Supporting Students with Brain Injury.” Speaking to this group was extremely beneficial for the attendees. They asked me several good questions that, I think, will help them be better prepared when dealing with possible concussion situations. The meeting also made me realize that several of the attendees didn’t really have any idea how important it is to take concussions seriously. While speaking to a few of them, they weren’t up to date with the current basic medical protocols such as, once a child is a sleep after getting a concussion and being checked out medically, to just let them sleep. They were still under the belief that current protocol was to still wake them up every few hours. This just validated that what I am doing, spreading concussion awareness, is more needed than I ever imagined.