A concussion is a type of brain injury that changes the way the brain normally works. It can be caused by a bump, blow or jolt to the head or anything that causes the head and brain to move rapidly back and forth.
• Children and Teens are among those at greatest risk of concussion.
• Concussions can have a more serious effect on a young, developing brain and need to be addressed correctly.
• You cannot see a concussion. The signs and symptoms of concussion can show up right after an injury or may not appear until hours or days after the injury.
• Proper recognition and response to concussion can prevent further injury and help with recovery.
The Concussion Management and Awareness Act of 2011 requires New York State Schools to develop policies and protocols to address:
• Concussion Prevention
• Training of appropriate staff in recognition, management and treatment.
In response to this, the Kingston City School district has developed Concussion Management Guidelines.
Here are Head Injury Signs and Symptoms
Concussions (see link below)
For more information on concussions, go to: www.cdc.gov/concussion