A concussion is a brain injury that temporarily affects the way we think and remember things.
A hit to the head, neck, face or somewhere else along the body that causes sudden and rapid movement of the head may cause a concussion.
Some examples are, falling on the ice and hitting your head or colliding with another person at the chest during a soccer game.
Concussions are complicated brain injuries and therefore it is important that you keep these facts in mind.
There are ways that you can help protect your child from sustaining a concussion.
To help broaden your understanding of concussions, we have provided links to concussion guidelines and management tools from Think First Canada – a national leader in brain injury prevention.
Concussion Guidelines for PARENTS
Concussion Guidelines for COACHES
Concussion Guidelines for ATHELETES
Click here to check out the Brain Injury Association of Nova Scotia’s concussion card which also contains more information on concussion awareness and return to play guidelines.
NEW! Concussion Awareness App for your smartphone or tablet.