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HEADS UP to Schools

Know Your Concussion ABCs

Any one of your students could take a spill, knock his/her head, and get a concussion in any number of school settings ranging from the hallway, the playground, the cafeteria, and beyond.

That’s why—whether you’re a principal, school nurse, teacher or other school professional—the CDC and several other distinguished medical, educational, school-health and school-professional organizations encourage you to use the HEADS UP to Schools: Know Your Concussion ABCs materials.  

This flexible set of materials, developed for professionals working with grades K-12, will help you identify and respond to concussions in an array of school settings.

Specific Concussion Information for...

School Nurses

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Concussion resources for school nurses


Teachers, Counselors, and School Professionals

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Concussion resources for teachers, counselors, and school professionals



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Concussion resources for parents


Free Concussion Training Course

Heads Up Concussion in Youth Sports - Take the free online concussion training for coachesGet prepared for the new season in less than 30 minutes.

HEADS UP Concussion in Youth Sports is a free, online course available to coaches, parents, and others helping to keep athletes safe from concussion.


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