LDA Provides Lyme Education to School Nurses
March 10, 2010
LDA President Pat Smith provided a Powerpoint presentation on Lyme & Other Tick-Borne Diseases and Impacts on the Schools to 85 school nurses K-12 to the Morris County School Nurses Association Annual Dinner Meeting in Morris County, New Jersey.
The Middlesex Regional Educational Services Commission (MRESC)
Pictured are LDA Presidet Pat Smith (L), Mark Finklestein, Superintendent of the MRESC and a commission nurse.
LDA president, who is a former board of education president, was invited to present an in-service to non-public school nurses in Piscataway: Overview of Lyme Disease and How It Affects School Children, December 2005. Strategies for dealing with children with Lyme disease in the classroom were included, as were diagnosing and treating difficulties, ticks that carry and transmit tick-borne diseases, and prevention.
The ABC’s of Lyme Disease: Its Impact on Children & Families
Nov 2005 (Rockland County, NY)
Ms. Kinnick worked with the Lyme Disease Association and the Rockland County Board of Cooperative Educational Services to bring the program, The ABCs of Lyme Disease: Its Impact on Children & Families to hundreds of educators from 8 school districts throughout Rockland County, NY, on November 8, 2005. County Health officials were also present as were numerous school nurses. Dr. Brian Fallon, Columbia University; Sandy Berenbaum, LCSW, BCD, psychotherapist; and Al Tagliabue, MEd, Retired Student Personnel & Community Services Director of the Jackson Township, NJ, School District and now a learning consultant, spoke on the issues affecting school children. Pat Smith gave an overview of the Lyme disease issue and what LDA has done for children with Lyme.