Saturday, June 8, 2013

Children's Safety Network has new Concussion Resources

New attention is being paid to the short- and long-term effects of even mild concussions as interest in and knowledge of the dangers of sport-related concussions have increased. 

Children's Safety Network (CSN) has produced the following six fact sheets to provide public health professionals with a concise summary of information on the traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) that affects many children and teens.

Overview of Sports-Related Concussions
Strategies for Preventing Sport-Related Concussions and Subsequent Injury
Legislation on Sport-Related Concussions
The Role of Public Health Professionals in Preventing Sport-Related Concussions
TBI Information and Resources
References and Suggested Readings

Our new resource guide provides information on fall prevention, motor vehicle safety, bicycle safety, sports safety, and abuse prevention as they relate to the prevention of TBI. The resource guide contains links to data, research studies, information on policy and legislation, prevention strategies, tools for program planning, and a list of national organizations that address TBI.

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI): Resource Guide 2013

CSN and the Traumatic Brain Injury Technical Assistance Center are collaborating for webinar, which takes place on June 18 from 2:00-3:00pm.

Preventing and Treating Traumatic Brain Injury in Young Children