EdConnection

EdConnection

For curriculum directors, teachers and school counselors

2/4/2013

Resources about youth concussions available for school nurses

The Ohio Department of Health's Violence and Injury Prevention Program is pleased to announce our new youth concussion web page, www.healthyohioprogram.org/concussion, created to implement Ohio's new Return to Play Law. As required by the new law (HB 143, 129th General Assembly), the site contains links to online trainings for coaches and referees and concussion information sheets for both youth sports organizations and schools. In addition to the required materials, the site also contains fact sheets for parents and coaches, a frequently asked questions document that outlines major provisions of the new law, and additional resources for health care practitioners, educators and school nurses.

WWII Essay Contests for middle and high school students

Students are invited to submit entries to the National World War II Museum’s annual essay contest answering the question, “How can people who disagree still work together for victory?” The contest is limited to the first 500 properly formatted entries received by March 29 through the essay contest website. Winning essays will be posted on the National WWII Museum’s website. Please click here for thematic guidelines, formatting requirements and submission instructions for both the middle and high school contests.