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    ThinkFirst for Teens

    Thinkfirst for teensThinkFirst for Teens is an award-winning, literacy-based national program that teaches students to “think first” and to use their minds to protect their bodies from serious brain and spinal cord injuries resulting from car crashes, recreational and water-related incidences, and violence. ThinkFirst for Teens is especially effective when presented in driver’s education programs.

    Program Components

    • Discussion of the anatomy of the brain and spinal cord, how injuries to these parts of the body occur; the physical results of injury; and how these injuries can be prevented. The presentation stresses that teens are the highest risk group for these types of injuries
    • A video featuring honest and direct testimony from teens about the narrow margin that can separate fun from tragedy
    • A visit from a young person who has sustained a brain or spinal cord injury and talks to students describing how his or her life has changed since injury. Students learn that these injuries can and do happen when people just like them engage in typical teenage activities

    Contact Request

    Complete this contact request form and Barrow Prevention or the ResourceLink Information and Referral Service will contact you.

    Related Link

    ThinkFirst National Injury Prevention Foundation

    Watch the Video

    ThinkFirst Video

    About Barrow

    Since our doors opened as a regional specialty center in 1962, we have grown into one of the premiere destinations in the world for neurology and neurosurgery. Our experienced, highly skilled, and comprehensive team of neurological specialists can provide you with a complete spectrum of care–from diagnosis through outpatient neurorehabilitation–under one roof. Barrow Neurological Institute: Discover. Educate. Heal.