BIRSST teams are available to support schools that teach students who have sustained a concussion or brain injury. ESU 8 BIRSST team members can assist schools and Concussion Management Teams (CMT) thorough consultation, trainings, and resource materials. BIRSST is an acronym for Brain Injury Regional School Support Team.
Nebraska is divided into five regional school support teams. The Northeast Region BIRSST team includes members representing ESUs 1, 7 and 8. ESU 8 members are Sonya Simons (ESU 8 School Psychologist) and Jill Bates (ESU 8 Assistant Administrator/Nursing Coordinator).
- Concussion Management Team (CMT)
- Concussion Tracking Form
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Acquired brain injury (ABI)
- Second impact syndrome
- Materials and Resources
ESU 8 BIRSST Team Members – Contact Information
ESU 8 School Psychologist