SHINE (Student Head Injury Neuro Education)

SHINE (Student Head Injury Neuro Education)

Youth are the most at-risk group for concussions, as it is estimated that youth under the age of 20 account for approximately 70% of concussions each year. Many youth currently lack an understanding of what a brain injury is and how life-changing it can be. There is growing evidence that youth who have one or more brain injury are at greater risk of future injury. Multiple brain injuries can result in lasting cognitive impairment, substance use, or mental and physical health harms.

SHINE is a 90 minute interactive presentation for youth in grade 12 as well as community sports teams in the Capital Regional district. The program will educate youth on concussion and brain injuries, including the different causes of brain injury, dispelling myths about concussion and brain injury, and motivating them to make choices to minimize the risk of brain injury. This not only increases youth awareness of brain injury and prevention, but also increases community awareness of brain injuries.

By raising awareness about brain injuries and how to avoid and recover from them, SHINE is an important intervention that can reduce the incidence and impact of brain injuries in those who take part in the program.

Contact the program facilitator, Ian Bermeo, for more information and to book your SHINE presentation!