Reporting Bernice Corpuz
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BOSTON (CBS) – Hundreds of Boston Public School teachers and coaches got certified Monday on how to identify the symptoms of and prevent concussions among student athletes.
Up to 400 teachers and coaches received advanced concussion training, from the Sports Legacy Institute.
The two-hour seminar is the first of its kind in the city, offering a more comprehensive approach to better understand how a head trauma could affect students in the classroom.
Evan Davis is the executive athletic director of the Boston Scholar Athlete Program.
“More people are going to start taking very seriously the effects and what they do to treat people after concussions,” says Davis. “It’s scary, and I think the more educated we can be the more educated our children are going to be.”
WBZ NewsRadio 1030′s Bernice Corpuz reports
Other school districts have used online tools to meet the state’s required concussion prevention training.