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CSN's Sport-Related Concussions in Children and Adolescents - Fact Sheets 2013

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New attention is being paid to the short- and long-term effects of even mild concussions as interest in and knowledge of the dangers of sport-related concussions have increased. In a review of state 2012 MCH Block Grant applications, the Children’s Safety Network found that 31 states described their involvement in activities related to the prevention of traumatic brain injuries. These activities include providing education and training, increasing public awareness, partnering and coalition building, collecting data, and disseminating information about new legislation on sport-related concussions.

The Children’s Safety Network has produced the following six fact sheets to provide public health professionals with a concise summary of information on a traumatic brain injury that affects many children and teens.

Overview of Sports-Related Concussions

Strategies for Preventing Sport-Related Concussions and Subsequent Injury

Legislation on Sport-Related Concussions

The Role of Public Health Professionals in Preventing Sport-Related Concussions

TBI Information and Resources

References and Suggested Readings