Students and Parents/Guardians Resources

A concussion is a brain injury and all brain injuries are serious.  They are caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head, or by a blow to another part of the body with the force transmitted to the head. They can range from mild to severe and can disrupt the way the brain normally works.

Even though most concussions are mild, all concussions are potentially serious and may result in complications including prolonged brain damage and death if not recognized and managed properly.

In other words, even a “ding” or a bump on the head can be serious.  You can’t see a concussion and most sports concussions occur without loss of consciousness. Signs and symptoms of concussion may show up right after the injury or can take hours or days to fully appear.  If your child reports any symptoms of concussion, or if you notice the symptoms or signs of concussion yourself, seek medical attention right away.
 
Additional Resources

FREE online "Class Concussion for Students"

"Keeping Quiet Can Keep You Out of the Game"

Fact Sheet For Athletes

Fact Sheet for Parents/Guardians

NFHS A Parent's Guide to Concussion

Student Resource Packet (English) / Student Resource Packet (Spanish)

Parent Resource Packet (English) / Parent Resource Packet (Spanish)

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