Concussion Information

What is a Concussion?

National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA): A concussion is a “trauma induced alteration in mental status that may or may not involve loss of consciousness.”

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): “A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury, or TBI, caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head that can change the way your brain normally works. Concussions can also occur from a blow to the body that causes the head to move rapidly back and forth.” - CDC, Heads Up: Concussion

Even a “ding,” “getting your bell rung,” or what seems to be mild bump or blow to the head can be serious” - CDC, Heads Up: Concussion Fact Sheet for Coaches

The Concussion Education Plan and Guidelines for Connecticut Schools was approved by the Connecticut State Board of Education in January 2015 is accessible on the
CSDE website.