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Concussion and Head Injury Action Project

"It seems to me that unless you or someone very close to you has had a bad head injury, you really can't fathom it. You have no concept of what it is all about. It was so difficult for my whole family, not just me." Barbara Mandrell

"Although sports injuries contribute to fatalities infrequently, the leading cause of death from sports-related injuries is traumatic brain injury. Sports and recreational activities contribute to about 21 percent of all traumatic brain injuries among American children and adolescents"
Sports-Related Head Injury, June 2009 Retrieved October 2009.

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Prepare a presentation or video about head injuries, concussions and how they are handled at your school or club.

  • Highlight the warning signs of a concussion.

  • What should a person do if they believe they have head injury?

  • What are your responsibilities as a teammate?

  • Describe the current policy/practices regarding individuals with head injuries at your school or organization.

  • What should the school/club policy be about playing or returning to play/practice if a person has had a head injury?

  • Identify the agencies, government officials and professional individuals that deal with issues regarding head injuries in sports.


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