A concussion, or generally referred to as a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) can be caused by a bump, blow, jolt to the head OR by a hit to the body that causes the brain and body to move rapidly back and forth or side to side. This sudden movement can cause the brain to move or bounce around in the skull which can lead to damaging brain cells and creating chemical changes in the brain.
Concussions are the most common traumatic brain injury that individuals sustain annually and can lead to acute (short term) or chronic (long term) symptoms. All concussion should be taken seriously and seek proper medical treatment.
Ohio Domestic Violence Network has a brain injury and domestic violence checklist for individuals and professionals.
Violence can cause a head injury, which happens when there is a change in how your brain normally works. This article covers signs, symptoms and has resources if you’ve experienced a brain injury, especially while in an intimate partner relationship.
CDC Heads Up program offers a fact sheet for school professionals on signs, symptoms and what to look for after a concussion.
CDC Heads Up fact sheet on how to help students recover from a concussion – classroom tips for teachers.
CDC Heads Up information sheets for parents and athletes on concussion.
CDC Heads Up fact sheet for high school coaches on concussion, signs, symptoms and what they can do to support the athletes during practice and games.
A definition of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury developed by the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine.
American Academy of Neurology concussion quick check sheet.
Information on how concussions impact students in the academic setting and what professionals can do. Covers 504 Plan, accommodations and interventions.
Brain injury fact sheet on concussion and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) from Brain Injury Association of America.
CDC Heads Up fact sheet for parents on concussion. Addresses signs, symptoms and what you can do.
Rocky Mountain Youth Sports Medicine Institute the REAP Project for concussion management in Spanish. (REAP – Reduce, Educate, Accommodate, Pace).
Rocky Mountain Youth Sports Medicine Institute the REAP Project for good concussion management (REAP – Reduce, Educate, Accommodate, Pace). How to create a Community-Based Concussion Management programs involving families, schools and medical professionals.
American Academy of Neurology Sports Concussion – When In Doubt – Sit Them Out infographic.
A reference card for health care providers and other professionals that describes common symptoms that may follow a mild traumatic brain injury. The card uses clinical language.
CDC Heads Up fact sheet on signs and symptoms of concussion for school professionals.
CDC Heads Up fact sheet with resources, tools, accommodations and interventions for school professionals to help support students in the academic setting after a concussion.
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
What is a Concussion
CDC – Heads Up
Brain Injury Association of America
Concussion Legacy Foundation
What is a Concussion
Concussion in Kids