Minds Matter Concussion Program Resources
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.
Review thresholds and guidance for indoor sports play during the winter and when COVID-19 is rapidly increasing.
Most states have a youth sports concussion law to help reduce the risk of student-athletes suffering concussion, and its long-term consequences.
For Parents and Caregivers
This worksheet is designed to help monitor and record concussion symptoms during the recovery process.
This fact sheet will help you understand how you can help your child after a head injury, why physical and brain rest is important post-injury and when your child can return to school and play.
This fact sheet will help you better understand what a concussion is, symptoms of a concussion and how to treat it.
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
Mythbusters is an infographic about concussion myths and facts, created by concussion experts at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Get the link to embed or share it on the web, or download to print as a poster or flyer.
In this exam demonstration video, a sports medicine pediatrician from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia evaluates a high school athlete for a possible concussion.
How a Concussion Happens is an infographic created by concussion experts at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Get the link to embed or share it on the web, or download to print as a poster or flyer.
How Brain Rest Works for Recovery is an infographic created by concussion experts at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Get the link to embed or share it on the web, or download to print as a poster or flyer.
Speak the Truth on Concussion Symptoms is an infographic created by concussion experts at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Get the link to embed or share it on the web, or download to print as a poster or flyer.
Learn about common concussion symptoms to watch for, presented in an easy-to-scan flyer that can easily be downloaded, shared, or hung up.
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 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 NJ TBI Fund allows New Jersey residents who have survived a brain injury to obtain the services and support they need to live in the community independently and maximize their quality of life.