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School Programs

Legacy's Trauma Nurses Talk Tough program presents more than 450 school presentations each year for children ages five to 18:

  • Bike Wheels to Steering Wheels - The curriculum for middle school students and science classes links science and safety by exploring how Newton's Laws connect with traffic safety principles.
  • Family Driver Education is offered to school driver's education teachers to serve at Parent Night to meet the ODOT requirement of parent involvement. A modified classroom presentation, School Driver Education is also available.
  • Graduated Driver's Licensing (GDL) Workshops are three-hour evening classes in which parent education staff and trauma nurses team up to provide driver safety education tips for teens and their parents.
  • Trauma Nurses Talk Tough to Kids About Life/Bike Safety is designed for children in kindergarten through seventh grades, and their parents, and focuses on bicycle and auto safety.
  • Trauma Nurses talk Tough to Teens About Life/Auto Safety is designed for teenagers and uses facts, figures and a fairly graphic slide presentation to demonstrate the reality of the effects of unsafe driving behavior, plus underage alcohol or other drug use.