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Concussion Information


A concussion is a type of brain injury that changes the way the brain normally works. A concussion is caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head. Concussions can also occur from a fall or blow to the body that causes the head and brain to move rapidly back and forth. Even what seems to be a mild bump to the head can be serious. Children and adolescents are among those at greatest risk for concussion. The potential for a concussion is greatest during activities where collisions can occur.


  • All concussions are serious.
  • Most concussions occur without loss of consciousness.
  • Recognition and proper response to concussions when they first occur can help prevent further injury or even death.


  • Any kind of forceful blow to the head or to the body that results in the head moving back and forth
  • Any change in the student’s behavior, thinking, or physical functioning.

Any injury to the head needs to be evaluated by a physician.

Please see below for more information on Concussions
Concussions in Sports
Concussion Fact Sheet - English
Concussion Fact Sheet - Spanish
Concussion Videos