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Safe Sports Network

Getting Emotional About Concussions

Parents, athletes, and coaches are invited to attend this informational presentation with Dr. Jonathan Lichtenstein.

Speaker Bio:

Dr. Lichtenstein is the Director of Neuropsychological Services at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, where he also oversees the Pediatric Neuropsychology and Sports Neuropsychology Programs. Dr. Lichtenstein is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Pediatrics, and The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. He is the Team Neuropsychologist for Dartmouth College Athletics, and also serves as Dartmouth College’s research representative to the Big-Ten/Ivy League TBI Research Collaboration. Dr. Lichtenstein's full bio is attached below.

Presentation Overview:

In this presentation, Dr. Lichtenstein will be discussing the emotional effects of concussions. Children experience emotional changes following concussion, but these concerns are not as commonly discussed due to their somewhat “invisible” nature, along with the general stigma around such topics in our society. This presentation will focus on the mental health challenges that occur in the context of youth concussion, covering knowledge, comprehension, and application of this very important subject.

Key Topics Include:

  1. Recognizing common mood and affective symptoms following concussion in youth.
  2. Identifying multiple reasons for changes in mood/affect following youth concussion.
  3. Naming interventions/resources for managing mental health issues following concussion.

All attendees must register in advance. A link to access the presentation will be provided to all registered attendees.

Date: Thursday, November 19th

Time: 7:00pm-8:00pm

Location: Virtual Event - all registered attendees will be provided with a link to access the presentation.

Safe Sports Network is a non-profit organization that provides free evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation of athletic injuries for student-athletes in Greater Manchester, NH. We offer a free Drop-In Injury Clinic for sports-related injuries and baseline concussion testing. For more information, please visit www.safesportsnetwork.org

This is a FREE event, but donations are recommended. All proceeds go to keeping more than 6,000 young athletes in Greater Manchester safer in sport. Click Here to donate now!

Date: 11/19/2020 (Thu.)

Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm EST

Location: Virtual Event

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