Concussion Education Docuseries
On Rowan’s Law Day, we are excited to release a one of a kind, localized concussion education resource in the form of a “docuseries”. This community based educational video series brings together different stakeholder groups within our local sport community to provide more awareness and education on concussions in sport. Created and produced by HeadsupCAN Films, the team conducted 18 interviews with people in the Peterborough community who were in one way or another affected by concussions. Collectively, the interviewees represent different stakeholder groups who each interact with the injury in sport and the broader community (Athletes, Teammates, Teachers, Parents, Coaches, Researchers and Doctors).
The series will engage viewers of all ages as it takes them through a comprehensive understanding of PACA’s 4 pillars: Recognize, Remove, Manage and Prevent. Each pillar represents equally important aspects of understanding concussions in sport. Beyond Rowan’s Law Day we hope this series will be used as a concussion education resource for the Peterborough area and beyond. Not only is this the story of concussions in Peterborough, but this narrative can be applied to many other communities across the country.
Rowans Law Day 2022
Last year on Rowan’s Law Day we debuted the docuseries in over 230 classrooms across the Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board. We were thrilled with the response and decided to go back one more time, conduct a few more interviews and make this education series the best it can be.
This year, our goal is to have it shown to over 12,000 students in the peterborough area, spanning both school boards and private institutions. With the help of our community representatives who represent each institution this is all made possible. We are grateful for our local contributors who have helped us make concussion education and awareness more accessible and engaging than ever before.
Contact your school board representative or email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
A concussion is a brain injury. It can’t be seen on X-rays, CT scans or MRIs. It may affect the way a person thinks, feels and acts.
Any blow to the head, face or neck may cause a concussion. A concussion may also be caused by a blow to the body if the force of the blow causes the brain to move around inside the skull. A concussion can happen to anyone – anywhere – including:
- at home, school or your workplace
- following a car, bike or pedestrian accident
- from participating in games, sports or other physical activity
A concussion is a serious injury. While the effects are typically short-term, a concussion can lead to long-lasting symptoms and even long-term effects.
There are many signs and symptoms of a concussion to look out for, including:
- light sensitivity
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Sharing your story is one of the best ways to spread concussion awareness. All submissions will be sent to our social media team and they will follow up with you to ensure your story gets shared on our social media page!
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