Minds Matter Concussion Program Resources
For Parents and Caregivers
Concussion Symptom Log [PDF]
This worksheet is designed to help monitor and record concussion symptoms during the recovery process.
Coping after a Concussion [PDF]
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.
Facts About Concussion [PDF]
This fact sheet will help you better understand what a concussion is, symptoms of a concussion and how to treat it.
Returning to Recreational Physical Activity after Concussion [PDF]
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.
Returning to School after a Concussion [PDF]
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
Concussion Myths and Facts
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.
Conducting a Pediatric Concussion Evaluation
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
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.
How Brain Rest Works for Concussion Recovery
Brain rest after concussion works to help your brain heal properly. Here's how to optimize your brain rest.
Pediatric Emergency Medicine Podcast: Concussions
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.
Recharge Your Brain after Concussion
Once concussion symptoms begin to improve, usually after a few days, it's time to recharge your brain with some activity!
What are the Symptoms of a Concussion?
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.
Youth Sports Concussion Laws in PA, NJ
Most states have a youth sports concussion law to help reduce the risk of student-athletes suffering concussion, and its long-term consequences.
Return to Youth Sports after COVID-19 Shutdown: Reference Guides
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.
Concussion Video Series: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions About Concussions
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.
Diagnosing Concussion: Pupillometer
The pupillometer is a new hand-held, portable device to help diagnose concussion sooner and help patients get treatment faster. Learn how it works.
Take It Seriously: Get Care Quickly for Concussion
CHOP concussion experts encourage families to seek medical attention for any type of head injury and follow doctors’ advice before resuming typical activities.
Using Smart Mouthguards to Track Head Impacts
Concussion experts at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia are using special mouthguards to track how repeated head impacts affect young athletes.
Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey (BIANJ)
The Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey (BIANJ) has a family helpline in addition to information on its website.
Brain Injury Association of America
The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) is the country’s oldest and largest nationwide brain injury advocacy organization.
Brain Injury Association of Delaware
The Brain Injury Association of Delaware provides support and resources to brain injury survivors.
Brain Injury Association of Pennsylvania (BIAPA)
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 Program
BrainSTEPS Brain Injury School Re-Entry Consulting Program helps school districts create educational plans for students following an acquired brain injury.
Center for Injury Research and Prevention (CIRP)
CIRP is a comprehensive pediatric trauma research facility at CHOP dedicated to addressing injury, the leading cause of death for children and adolescents.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Heads Up to Brain Injury Awareness
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.
New Jersey Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Fund
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.