Team Up! is our concussion education program facilitated by university student volunteers. Our team of educators presents at schools and for sports teams all around Montreal. You can sign up here to become a volunteer certified educator. You will be asked to attend a training session. Once you have been certified as an educator, you will be able to sign up to teach others about concussions. The commitment is based on your availability--once you are trained, you are already one step closer to solving the concussion crisis! Educators are considered active if they have presented in the last 6 months.
What is a concussion?
Why should you care about concussions?
What can you do about concussions?
WHAT IS IT?
Team Up Against Concussions (formerly known as Sports Legacy Institute Community Educators or SLICE) is a free 30 minute concussion education program for schools, community centers, and athletic programs.
How DOES IT WORK?
Trained volunteers educate student-athletes about concussions through discussion, video, and interactive games, teaching them that successful athletes play hard and play smart. Using an evidence-based bystander intervention model, the program focuses on empowering student-athletes with the knowledge they need to take concussions seriously and foster a safer concussion culture.
WHO IS IT FOR?
Team Up Against Concussions is designed for students in grades 4-12.
Is It effective?
Yes! Team Up has been shown to effectively increase concussion knowledge.
2012: 93% of students agreed or strongly agreed, “Because of the presentation, I’m more likely to tell a friend or coach if I think I have a concussion” and 89% of students agreed or strongly agreed, “Because of the presentation, I’m more likely to tell a coach if I think one of my teammates has a concussion.”
2014: research presented at the National Neurotrauma Conference meeting in San Fransicso determined kids retained their knowledge gains for at least one month, without any homework, follow up lessons, or reinforcement.