APS News Release

Snapshots Highlights Concussion Training Session

Snapshots Highlights Concussion Training Session In this week’s episode of Snapshots, Health and P.E. supervisor Debbie Defranco talks about APS’s concussion training that provides coaches, parents and student-athletes with up-to-date information about concussions. Supported by a grant from the Virginia Department of Public Health, APS has been partnering with the Sports Legacy Institute (SLI) to provide the Advanced Concussion Training (ACT) sessions. The segment also features SLI executive director and co-founder Chris Nowinski who also serves on the NFL concussion committee. SLI is a non-profit organization founded to advance the study, treatment, and prevention of brain trauma in athletes and other at-risk groups. SLI provides basic concussion information, best practices, and advanced strategy and tactics for coaches, teachers, parents, athletes, and school or government officials who may encounter athletes with head trauma. “APS Snapshots” is a three-to-five minute weekly cable program highlighting student, teacher or school achievements, or featuring important, up-to-date information on a variety of topics. You can see “APS Snapshots” on Comcast Cable Channel 70 and Verizon FiOS Channel 41. Snapshots airs at the following times: Mondays at 10:30 p.m.; Tuesdays at 7 and 10:30 p.m.; Wednesdays at 10:30 p.m.; Thursdays at 7 and 10:30 p.m. (after School Board Meetings); Fridays at 8:30 and 10:30 p.m.; and Saturdays at 2 p.m. Snapshots may also run at additional times as scheduling allows. The program is also available on the Web at www.apsva.us/snapshots and on .