Fort Wayne, Ind. – Friday, Apr. 16, 2010 — Parkview Hospital’s Rehabilitation Center today educated students at Homestead High School about avoiding dangerous situations and unsafe behaviors.
It’s part of the ThinkFirst program, an injury-prevention partnership between Parkview and Fort Wayne Neurological Center.
Students today listened to former Parkview rehabilitation patients who are living with the consequences of brain and spinal cord injuries. Students also learned about the physical, cognitive and emotional impact of traumatic injuries.
In addition, a nurse from Parkview’s Rehabilitation Center offered tips on violence prevention, dealing with peer pressure/bullying and safety in sports and recreation.
More than 11,500 students have benefitted from the ThinkFirst program, which started locally in 2006. ThinkFirst is part of the ThinkFirst National Injury Prevention Foundation. The program is provided to middle school and high school students as a community health service and teaching tool.
For more information about ThinkFirst, call (260) 373-4552. To schedule a school presentation, call (260) 373-4555.