The Metro BIRSST is a program designed to provide services for people of all ages that have suffered a brain injury. The program is supported by grant funding. A Brain Injury is anything from a Concussion to Abusive Head Trauma (Shaken Baby). The legislature passed a law LB923 which pertains to a return to learn protocol for students who sustained a concussion. Area and state wide school districts are putting together BIRSST Teams to support these injuries as they occur as well as to monitor the students’ progress after sustaining a concussion. This website has been designed to offer information to help understand and support the severity of brain injuries and the lifelong affects they can cause.
HEADS UP to Schools: Online Concussion Training for School Professionals
This training is designed to help classroom teachers (grades K-12), school administrators, paraprofessionals, teachers' aides, and other staff who work with students understand:
How a concussion may affect a student’s learning, emotions, and behavior.
How to identify and monitor signs and symptoms of concussion.
How to help students successfully return to school and recover from a concussion.
This free training will take about 45-60 minutes to complete. It features easy-to-follow information with knowledge checks and illustrated case studies that showcase a variety of scenarios to help you apply the information presented and achieve the key learning objectives of the course.