Trauma Prevention Assemblies

Trauma Prevention Assemblies (Impaired Driving and/or Distracted Driving)
Phone: 410-328-2035
Fax: 410-328-3805 
E-mailprevention@umm.edu

The Trauma Prevention Program visits high schools throughout Maryland each year to host assemblies focusing on impaired and/or distracted driving. Each assembly opens with a few power point slides about the Shock Trauma Center, and then students watch one of three video presentations:

“Get the Message” addresses distracted driving, specifically illustrating the fatal impact of a single text message to a young driver and her friends. In the video, a 17-year old was distracted while driving which resulted in her death and injuries to several passengers. 

“Someone Like You” tells the brief story of how the poor decision to drink and drive resulted in her death, and her passenger surviving with a collapsed lung and only one of his arms.

“Sean” was a 17-year old high school student who suffered severe brain trauma and eventually death after driving while impaired. Sean’s father speaks emotionally about his son’s vibrant character, explaining the reality that an “everyday kid” can fall victim to preventable injury. 

Following the designated video, the team of nurses engages students in discussion around smart decision making. Students will learn the consequences of impaired and distracted driving, along with alternative decision making. The program is then augmented by a young trauma survivor who will share his or her powerful and inspirational story. At the end of the assembly, the floor is opened to students for any questions and comments about trauma prevention; impaired driving and/or distracted driving.

Trauma Prevention Assemblies are one hour in length and can be scheduled Monday-Friday. Requests are subject to availability and 30-day notice is preferred. The trauma prevention team will work to address the needs of your students and provide the appropriate program and presenter based on student concerns. Please contact us at prevention@umm.edu or 410-328-2035 for more information or to schedule your assembly.

This page was last updated: October 3, 2013

         
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