HEADS UP to Parents
As a busy parent, keeping your child healthy and safe is always a top priority. This information will help you recognize, respond to, and minimize the risk of concussion or other serious brain injury.
HEADS UP has resources written specifically for you, the parent.
Concussion resources for parents of high school athletes
As a parent, you play an important role in keeping your child safe on the playground. This sheet will help you learn how to spot a concussion and protect your child from concussion or other serious brain injury each time you take your child on an outdoor play adventure.
Learn more about how to recognize a concussion, what to do if you think your child has a concussion, how to properly choose and fit a helmet, and how to take our free online training.
Get materials you can customize and download, such as fact sheets, posters, infographics; download our free concussion app for parents; stay connected via social media; and more.
CDC works to get HEADS UP concussion materials into the hands of many people, such as parents, health care and school professionals, coaches, and athletes. And now we need your help to reach out to your community. You can make a big difference in educating your community about concussion and keeping kids and teens safe from this injury.
Get ideas to get you started, ranging from small activities to larger-scale efforts.