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District Brain Injury Resource Team

DCSD provides concussion and brain injury support for students through the District Brain Injury Resource Team (DBIRT). The DBIRT follows the BrainSTEPS model, which was implemented in 2016 by the Department of Education with funding from MINDSOURCE Brain Injury Network within the Colorado Department of Human Services.

As a result of acquired brain injury, many students return to school with lingering effects that impact classroom performance. The DBIRT assists school teams and families in the development and delivery of educational services for students who have experienced acquired brain injury. Acquired brain injuries include any injury to the brain that is sustained after birth. Traumatic brain injuries are caused by an external force, and include concussions. Non-traumatic brain injuries include strokes, brain tumors, brain infections, and anoxia.

The DBIRT is a multidisciplinary team of School Psychologists, School Nurses, Counselors, Athletic Trainers, Occupational Therapists and Speech Language Pathologists. If you have questions regarding DBIRT, please contact the School Nurse Consultant assigned to your building.

April 12, 2018 | By CSilberman | Category: Athletics and Activities

District News

The Douglas County School District Board of Education welcomes Dr. Thomas S. Tucker into the role of Superintendent of Douglas County School District. Dr. Tucker officially leads the 68,000 student district as of July 1, 2018.

 

Nearly 1,500 Colorado students applied for the prestigious Boettcher Foundation Scholarship this year, with 42 being named recipients. Of those, the Douglas County School District (DCSD) is proudly home to four recipients.

 

When it comes to mental health services, communities traditionally focus on supporting kids as needs arise. This work is crucial for the safety of our students. Equally important, though, is prevention-based programming that can help, early on, prevent the social-emotional challenges our kids may be experiencing from escalating.