Concussion Resources and Education for Community and Schools
A concussion can happen anywhere—at home, in the community or on a playground or the playing field. It’s important that all members of the community, from parents and coaches to school administrators and educators, have the knowledge and resources they need to put appropriate plans in place and recognize the signs should a concussion happen on their watch. We recommend educators and community members use the following resources and educational materials to help plan for and anticipate a concussion.
Download the Concussion Reference GuideThe Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Concussion Reference Guide is intended to serve as a guideline or a user’s manual for local school boards and governing bodies. It covers a range of topics, from the definition of a concussion and ImPACT testing to cognitive rest and your role in managing concussions.
Create a concussion policyOur concussion policy template (en Español) can be downloaded and modified with your school or organization’s information.
Enact the three-step concussion plan
- Download an educational fact sheet for parents and athletes (en Español)
- Download a modifiable template to add your school or organization’s name and logo (en Español)
- Download the sideline reference card for coaches and athletic trainers
- Download the guardian concussion notification sheet (en Español)
- Download our Return to School and Activities Guideline (en Español)
- Download our workout diary to track return to play (en Español)
- Download our guide to caring for your child (Age 4 years and younger) with a concussion (en Español)
- Download our guide to caring for your child (Ages 5 to 21) with a concussion (en Español)
The Return to Play Act of 2013 aims to protect young athletes from concussion injuries.
Your child’s school must have a concussion policy for sports. It must include informing parents about the concussion risks, removing any player showing concussion symptoms, and clearing an athlete to return to play only through a specially trained healthcare provider.