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Texas DSHS School Nurse Workshop and Resource Fair
Date: Tuesday, April 4, 2023 - Amarillo, Texas
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
Location: Region 16 Education Service Center, 5800 Bell Street, Amarillo, Texas
To Register:  Complete the registration form below and submit via the instructions indicated at the bottom of the form.  Registration is not on the Region 16 website.

Parenting and Paternity Awareness (p.a.p.a.) is an evidence-based, educational curriculum designed for young adults. It teaches them the benefits of waiting to become a parent until after they have completed their education, started a career, and are in a stable, committed relationship. The p.a.p.a. program is a way school districts can comply with state law requiring high-school health to include a parenting and paternity awareness curriculum. The Office of the Attorney General provides this free curriculum and training to teachers, school counselors, school nurses, teen parent program staff, and parent educators in community-based programs. These professionals are then equipped to educate the young adults with whom they work.  

A UDCA (Unlicensed Diabetic Care Assistant) is a trained volunteer that helps students with their diabetes management and is supervised by the school principal. A school employee may not be subject to any penalty or disciplinary action for refusing to serve as an UDCA. 

March 30, 2023 -  Session 945766 
Contact: Brooke Hancock, RN, BSN
Texas DSHS School Liaison 
Contact: Claudia Bourland
Vision, Hearing and Spinal Program Coordinator, PHR1, Texas
To request a Stop the Bleed Training contact:
Melissa Sickles BSN, RN
UMC Health System, Lubbock, Texas
806-775-9315 or [email protected] 
Brooke Hancock RN, BSN
School Health Liaison Nurse
Spinal Screening Certification and Recertification
phone: 806-802-7002 
Claudia Bourland, Texas DSHS
Vision and Hearing Program Coordinator, PHR 1
Sheila Rhodes, R.N., M.Ed.
Texas DSHS
Public Health Nurse Consultant
Community Health Improvement Section
Spinal Screening Training and Certification
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