Minds Matter Concussion Program Resources
For Parents and Caregivers
This worksheet is designed to help monitor and record concussion symptoms during the recovery process.
The “return to play” plan outlines steps your child can follow to help them return to recreational physical activity after a concussion. It also provides examples of activities they can participate in at varying levels of intensity.
This “return to learn after the summer” plan provides information on how you can help your child with concussion advance through the various levels of cognitive activity to promote recovery and prevent ongoing symptoms.
For Practitioners, Coaches and Schools
Learn about some common concussion myths and get the facts about these misconceptions, presented in an easy-to-scan flyer that can easily be downloaded, shared, or hung up.
A sports medicine pediatrician from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia conducts a concussion exam on a high school athlete, demonstrating the steps to take when evaluating children and teens for a possible concussion.
The brain is like an integrated circuit board of memory and processing. Learn how a head impact disrupts brain function and download a helpful handout.
Brain rest after concussion works to help your brain heal properly. Here's how to optimize your brain rest.
Stay a-HEAD of the game with host Dr. Bob Belfer as he sits down to discuss concussions with Dr. Dan Corwin (Pediatric Emergency Medicine) and Dr. Christina Master (Sports Medicine). Listen to the episode.
Once concussion symptoms begin to improve, usually after a few days, it's time to recharge your brain with some activity!
Learn about common concussion symptoms to watch for, presented in an easy-to-scan format with a flyer that can easily be downloaded, shared, or hung up.
Most states have a youth sports concussion law to help reduce the risk of student-athletes suffering concussion, and its long-term consequences.
A reference guide for players, parents and coaches for returning to youth sports after COVID-19 shutdowns, developed by experts from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
In this series of eight concussion videos, concussion specialists from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia answer frequently asked questions about concussions. Watch the videos to learn more about concussion symptoms, diagnosis and treatment, recovery, plans for returning to school and sports, and more.
The pupillometer is a new hand-held, portable device to help diagnose concussion sooner and help patients get treatment faster. Learn how it works.
CHOP concussion experts encourage families to seek medical attention for any type of head injury and follow doctors’ advice before resuming typical activities.
Concussion experts at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia are using special mouthguards to track how repeated head impacts affect young athletes.
The Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey (BIANJ) has a family helpline in addition to information on its website.
The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) is the country’s oldest and largest nationwide brain injury advocacy organization.
The Brain Injury Association of Delaware provides support and resources to brain injury survivors.
BIAPA provides a listing of support groups for regions across the state, a resource line, and pre-enrollment assistance information.
BrainSTEPS Brain Injury School Re-Entry Consulting Program helps school districts create educational plans for students following an acquired brain injury.
CIRP is a comprehensive pediatric trauma research facility at CHOP dedicated to addressing injury, the leading cause of death for children and adolescents.
Provides information to parents, youth sports coaches, high school coaches, school professionals, and healthcare providers to help them recognize, respond to, and minimize the risk of concussions or other serious brain injuries.
The Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Fund provides New Jersey residents of any age, who have survived a traumatic brain injury, the opportunity to access the brain injury related services and supports they need to live in the community.