Concussion prevention is everyone’s responsibility: it requires a lot of communication and compliance. Most sports organizations, schools and childcare facilities should have processes in place to prevent and deal with injuries including concussions. These processes should include the following topics:
As a parent of a student or athlete, you can ask the coach, principal or childcare worker to obtain a copy of the protocol in order to familiarize yourself with their approach.
Concussions are the most common form of brain injury.
It can be hard to know what steps to take for a suspected concussion. Follow the 4 R’s: four steps towards a safe recovery.
Downloadable resources and useful links for caregivers, athletes, and coaches,