A concussion can make a child’s return to school very difficult. “When and how a child goes back to school” can affect recovery time. A poorly planned return to school can actually make a concussion take longer to heal. Don’t just assume your school knows how to best manage a student with a concussion. You may want to provide updated concussion information to your school BEFORE your child returns to class.
Here are some resources to help you. Please print these PDFs or email these links to your child’s teacher, principal and school nurse. Click image or text link.
NEW for Teachers
For School Nurses
Fact Sheet for School Nurses from the CDC
- Concussion Management Policy Resource Book
- Concussion Management Team
- Athletic Trainer/Coaches
State Programs for Schools to manage concussions PA – BRAINSteps
- Video of BRAINSteps Program
- Links for materials for BRAINSteps Program
- Implementing BRAINSteps Program