Family Advisory Network feature: Laurie Warnock
- Published April 29, 2022
Why did you become a Family Advisory Network (FAN) representative? I began my work with EMSC in 1995, as a clinical educator on two Targeted Issues grants focused on traumatic brain injury (TBI) and children and youth with special healthcare needs (CYSHCN). I helped to create an educational document for parents and families about TBI care from the point of injury to life transition, and I helped to educate EMS providers about how to care for CYSHCN. Once my oldest daughter was born in 1999, I left my role as a clinical educator and became a FAN. This allowed me to continue my passion of educating people about injury prevention at both a local and national level.
What advice do you have for FANs? Don't be afraid to get involved. Don't undervalue your own contribution, especially when it comes to working with people with more formal credentials. Always keep your sense of humor - it will help you maintain your sanity! Grow where you're planted, start where you are, do what you can.
Learn more about our Family Advisory Network by visiting the FAN webpage.
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