Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta offers a free, research-based curriculum to educate children and teens in grades first to 12th about injury prevention. Presented by members of the Children’s Rehabilitation Services team, ThinkFirst provides age-appropriate safety messages regarding:
- Brain and spinal cord injuries
- Drugs and alcohol
- Conflict resolution
- Violence prevention
- Gun safety
- Vehicular and pedestrian safety
- Texting while driving
- Playground and sports safety
- Water safety
Many injuries are preventable. ThinkFirst emphasizes making smart choices. These free presentations typically last 30 to 60 minutes. Our presenters are available for schools, civic clubs, scouting programs, after-school and day care programs, and congregations throughout metro Atlanta.
Grades first to fifth
The program features a comprehensive curriculum designed to educate children about the prevention of brain, spinal cord and other traumatic injuries. This program includes:
- An easy-to-use, grade-specific curriculum
- 12-minute animated video
- Interactive comic strips, and fun, games to enhance learning
- Models of the spinal cord and brain to view and touch
Grades sixth to 12th
The program educates adolescents and teens about making choices that protect the brain and body from injury. In this program, students watch a testimonial video of teens who have sustained brain or spinal cord injuries. Models of the brain and spinal cord are also a part of the presentation and allow for interaction and questions.
Terri Stewart, M.O.T., O.T.R./L.
ThinkFirst is funded by a grant from the United Parcel Service (UPS).