Educational Resources for Patients, Parents, Teachers, Coaches, and Healthcare Professionals
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has created a wide variety of educational resources on concussion and brain injury for patients, young and adult athletes, parents, high school sports coaches, and healthcare professionals. Following are links to these informational resources, including fact sheets, brochures, videos, podcasts, and free online courses:
Watch Videos on Concussion Safety
“What is a Concussion?” (30 seconds)
“Brandon’s Story” (11:38 minutes)
Listen to Podcasts on Concussion Safety
Free Online Courses and Toolkits
The CDC has created a free online course for youth and high school sports coaches, parents, and athletes that provides important information on preventing, recognizing, and responding to concussions.
The CDC developed the Heads Up: Concussion in Youth Sports Tool Kit as part of its initiative to offer information about concussions to coaches, parents, and athletes involved in youth sports.
The CDC in partnership with leading experts and organizations has developed the Heads Up: Concussion in High School Sports Tool Kit as part of its initiative to help athletic coaches and trainers properly identify and respond to concussions.
Because concussions do not only happen to athletes on the playing field, the CDC in partnership with leading medical, educational, school-professional, and school-health organizations has developed the Heads Up To Schools: Know Your Concussion ABCs Tool Kit for professionals working with grades K through 12 to help identify and respond to concussions in school settings.
Fact Sheets, Brochures, and Links
- Fact Sheet About Concussion and Traumatic Brain Injury (English)
- Fact Sheet About Concussion and Traumatic Brain Injury (Spanish)
- Fact Sheet for Parents (English)
- Fact Sheet for Parents (Spanish)
- Fact Sheet for Athletes (English)
- Fact Sheet for Athletes (Spanish)
- Brochure, Facts About Concussion and Traumatic Brain Injury
- Signs and Symptoms of Concussion
- What to do if a Concussion Occurs
- Steps toward Recovery from a Concussion
- Finding Support and Additional Resources