Concussions are very serious brain injuries that can occur in virtually any walk of life, from a mundane activity such as walking, a slip and fall accident, or in sport. Sports come with a risk of injuries and concussions are a particular occurrence that still has a mystique and misinformation surrounding it. In recent years, with more awareness of the severity of concussions, research of brain injuries has been developing fast. Knowledge of what concussions are and how to care for concussions has become more widespread but the information can be hard to find and slow to reach anyone who’s specialty is not concussion treatment.
On our page we have linked concussion information from various credible and useful resources for your reference and to help you as a parent, coach or student-athlete. We always encourage you to play safe and take care of your health. Additionally we have also linked different Thunder Bay School Board’s particular policies and forms and will do our best to update this information as it reaches us:
Concussion Module for Non-Teacher Coaches (Nov. 2019)
Our School Boards Policies and Procedures
From Conseil scolaire de district catholique des Aurores boréales (CSDCAB) (en français:
- B026 Policy – Commotions cérébrales politique
- B026 Administrative Directive – Commotions cérébrales directive administrative
- B026 Form 1 – Confirmation de consultation des ressources de sensibilization aux commotions cérébrales – élevès et parents
- B026 Form 2 – Confirmation de consultation des ressources de sensibilisation aux commotions cérébrale – entraîneurs
- B026 Form 3 – Code de conduite en matière de commotion cérébrale – athlètes et parents
- B026 Form 4 – Code de conduite en matière de commotion cérébrale – entraîneurs
- B026 Form 5 – Outil de reconnaissance d’une commotion cérébrale soupçonnée
- B026 Form 6 – Documentation de l’examen médical
- B026 Form 7 – Plan de retour à l’apprentissage et retour à l’activité physique
From Lakehead Public Schools (LPS):
- 8074 Policy – Student Concussion Management- Policy
- 8074 Procedure – Student Concussion Management – Procedure
- 8074 Appendix A – Concussion Return to School Plan
- 8074 Appendix B – Concussion Codes of Conduct (for Interschool sports: Coach/Team Trainer; Students; and Parent/Guardian)
- 8074 Appendix C – Concussion Prevention (for School Boards and Athletic Associations; Teachers, Coaches and Supervisors; and Students/Athletes)
- 8074 Appedix D – Concussion Signs and Symptoms
- 8074 Appendix E – Tool to Identify a Suspected Concussion
- 8074 Appendix F – Return to Physical Activity: Concussion Assessment & Diagnosis (Form)
- 8074 Appendix G – Concussion Return to School Plan for Return to Learning; and Return to Learn Concussion/Brain Injury (Form)
- 8074 Appendix H – References
- Lakehead Concussion Clinic – The Home Page of the Lakehead Sports Medicine Concussion Clinic. specialists in Concussions and your best resource and care centre in the city of Thunder Bay in terms of advanced concussion and sport injury care.
- From the Sports Concussion Library (Halton Student Concussion Education Page):
Sports Concussion Home Page – Sports Concussion Library Home Page.
Definition of a Concussion – From the Sports Concussion Library.
Concussion Modules – Concussion modules for school study and for student-athletes that are arranged by age (school study) or by season of play (student-athlete.)
- From Parachute Canada:
Parachute Canada – The Home Page of the National Charitable Organization looking to “prevent injuries and save lives.”
Definition of a Concussion – Comprehensive Definition of a concussion and other resources to help your understanding.