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Safety: Recreation and Sports

See our NHU page on Prevention: Brain Injury for more information on keeping people safe from concussion.


New Sign Concussion in Sports This 2 page pamphlet from the American College of Sports Medicine provides information on what may Cause a concussion as well as the Symptoms to look out for, Diagnosis and Treatment of concussion, and Returning to Play. They also include a safety guide when starting or restarting a Complete Physical Activity Program. Display this pamphlet whereever coaches, parents and players can become more aware of the prevention of concussion.

New Sign HEADS UP to Youth Sports: Online Training is an online training course from the CDC that offers student athletes, parents, coaches and educators the opportunity to learn a broad range of TBI topics, including how to prevent and respond to these injuries. By taking this free, online course and using what you learn, you will be well positioned to improve the culture of concussion. Your actions can help create a safe environment for young athletes so that they can stay healthy, active, and thrive - both on and off the playing field.

New Sign Keep Your Head About You – And Keep Your Kid from Losing Theirs This website is lawyer sponsored by the Lamber and Goodnow Firm, however, they provide a wealth of information on the impact traumatic brain injuries has on youth and professional athletes, as well as a call to action on how to make contact sports safer for everyone through a National Mandate for Concussion Awareness Training.

New Sign Outdoor Safety for Kids from Healthline.com "With their high levels of energy and endless curiosity, children often put themselves at risk for injury. This can be especially true when they’re exploring the great outdoors. Here are some basic safety guidelines for children." Preventing injury is imperative in preventing disability in children. This overview is very helpful on various subjects of Safety for Children. This is a 5 part article which includes Sports Safety, Camping and Hiking Safety, Bike Safety & Seasonal Issues.

New Sign The National Center for Sports Safety (NCSS) was founded to promote the importance of injury prevention and safety on all levels of the youth sports community through education and research. Although this website does not address people with disabilities specifically, the NCSS focuses on preventing or decreasing the number and/or severity of injuries through developing and teaching sports safety courses and collecting, analyzing and researching injury data. This website offers training courses for coaches, parents and athletes on general sports safety and concussion. A small fee may be involved to download the course.



New Sign Concussion Toolkit for Parents, Players and Coaches this Concussion Awareness Training Tool from the British Columbia Injury and Prevention Unit provides a wealth of information on how to provide support to children who have suffered a concussion. For Parents: information and resources for parents to help manage a child with a concussion, for Players: helpful videos to teach players about concussion, and for Coaches: information and tools to help coaches manage a player with a concussion.

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New Sign Water Safety for Children You can never take any chances when it comes to your children. Drowning is a very real threat that deserves far more attention than it receives. Just one little mistake can have huge repercussions or cause disability. When swimming never dive head first into unknown or two shallow of water to prevent disability. This article has a Water Safety for Children infographic, which details potential hazards and how to avoid them.

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