DARE 2B TICK AWARE PROGRAM
THERE ARE NOW 3 WAYS TO ACCESS THE DARE 2B TICK AWARE PROGRAM.
DARE VIRTUAL: LIVE WEBINAR
Specifically for your group, date/time determined by you, presented by a Certified Dare 2B Tick Aware facilitator via Zoom, our Live Webinar offers the same presentation as our in-person seminars (details about what is included below in the FAQs). Dare materials are downloadable.
DARE VIRTUAL: PRE-RECORDED
A pre-recorded seminar consisting of a downloadable PowerPoint presentation with narration that is available to watch after a donation amount of your choice.
Our original in-person seminar (when social distancing is appropriate) at your group’s location, date/time determined by you, presented by a Certified Dare 2B Tick Aware facilitator. The Classic seminar includes hard copies of all DARE brochures and Tick I.D. cards.
PA Lyme Resource Network was funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Health to implement a state-wide, community-based Lyme & Tick-borne disease prevention program.
ABOUT THE DARE 2B TICK AWARE PROGRAM
The goal is to improve the use of prevention strategies, reduce tick bites, and improve early diagnosis. This program uses the most current research available and standardizes prevention messages across the state. The program will include seminars, printed materials, webinars, and public service announcements. Stay tuned for future programs coming for schools and health care practitioners.
Certified PA Lyme Resource Network Faculty can provide the standard 1hour seminar, a 30-minute short program, and customized/longer and more advanced seminars.
Learn how to prevent tick bites and Lyme/tick-borne diseases.
What does the seminar cover?
Diseases Ticks Carry and Tick Life Cycle
Prevention Strategies: Personal, Yard & Pets
Acting if bitten by a tick
Recognizing early symptoms
Seeking help if you get sick
And much more
HOW DO I BOOK A DARE SEMINAR/WEBINAR?
- Date for seminar/webinar
- Address of seminar/webinar location
Once we have this information, we contact all of our facilitators in your region. When someone confirms, we put you in direct contact with her/him to work out all final details.
IS THERE A COST?
In 2021, Seminars and Webinars are free. If you are a corporate or for-profit organization, please contact us for details and fees.
WHAT DO I NEED TO HOST A SEMINAR?
- The presentation is a PowerPoint, so having a projector and screen available to our facilitator is necessary. We have also projected the PowerPoint onto a wall, but a screen tends to be easier to see.
- A microphone can help too, especially if you expect a large group. We want to make sure all attendees can hear our facilitator.
- Generally, a conference room, classroom, library or church is appropriate. Really, any space that is large enough to accommodate your expected number of attendees.
- A table to display all of our DARE brochures and samples for you!
WHAT DO I NEED TO HOST A WEBINAR?
- Schedule a webinar using our scheduling form.
- We’ll then send you a Zoom link that you can share with all interested parties.
- Interested attendees register directly with us, so we manage the registrations.
- After the webinar, we ask attendees to take our Dare survey.
WHAT DOES THE SEMINAR COVER?
- PA Trends
- Tick Habitat
- Diseases Ticks Carry and Tick Life Cycle
- Prevention Strategies: Personal, Yard & Pets
- D – defend yourself and property
- A – avoid tick habitat
- R – remember tick checks and shower
- E – eliminate ticks correctly
- Acting if bitten by a tick
- Recognizing early symptoms
- Seeking help if you get sick
- And much more!
HOW DO I GET MATERIALS FOR MY GROUP, CLASS OR ORGANIZATION?
- Dare to Prevent
- Dare to Act
- Dare to Prevent: Yard
- Dare to Prevent: Pets
- Tick I.D. Card
Scroll down even further and you can access our school materials:
- Tick Bite Report
- Outdoor Activity/Field Trip Prevention Information
- School Nurse Poster
HOW DO I BECOME A DARE 2B TICK AWARE FACILITATOR?
- Orientation phone call
- Walk-through of the power point presentation (via phone)
- Observe a seminar
- Do a teach back – reviewed / graded by DARE program manager
The DARE program is currently looking for facilitators with a background in science, microbiology, public health advocacy/education, healthcare and Lyme advocacy. We are also looking specifically for facilitators in Northwest and Southwest PA. However, if you are not in these two regions, we welcome your interest as well! For more information, and to fill out a facilitator application, please email the DARE Program Manager, Amy Tiehel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
One thing that I have pushed on the employees this past year after having attended a Dare 2B Tick Aware seminar is the benefit of treating from the knee down and not just exposed skin. After we started really encouraging the employees to, at a minimum, to pretreat their boots with Permethrin we saw a huge decrease in tick bites. I don’t know if that can be attributed to that or the super-wet year we had (PA Lyme note: a wet year means MORE ticks), but compared to years past we had almost no tick bites after doing that.
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