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Concussion

About

The information on these pages will help everyone—from the student to the school administrator—recognize a concussion and know how to manage it effectively.

Administrators

Max and Jenna's Laws outline specific responsibilities for school administrators. Below you can find out more about your responsibilities and how to fulfill them. Under Max’s Law you must: Develop a list of coaches. Identify resources the district will use to provide training for all athletic coaches. Develop training timelines for coaches of all athletic...

Athletes

Even a hit or blow to the head that seems mild can be serious, especially for young athletes whose brains are still developing. A concussion can affect your game, grades, and social life. It’s important for you to be informed, so you can take care of your concussion, and get back to life! Check out these resources for more information about concussion. American Academy of Neurology – Summary of...

Coaches

Max and Jenna's Laws outline specific responsibilities for coaches, because they play a key role in concussion management. Coaches are on the front lines and often are the first to observe a bump, jolt, or blow to the head that could cause a concussion. After the student is cleared to return to play by a healthcare provider, the coach is involved in returning the student to play. Coach...

Concussion Resources

Below is are downloadable and printable PDFs of tools and forms to help coaches, referees, school district administrators, and youth sports organization directors provide the best possible care for youth while ensuring full compliance with Max and Jenna's laws. Policy Documents Sample School District Policy Use this as a template to help develop your school...

Parents

After a concussion parents play an important role in their child’s recovery. No one knows your child better than you! As parents, you're in a critical position to monitor any cognitive, physical, and/or behavioral changes in your child, and to share this information with medical and school staff. A concussion is a brain injury and should be taken seriously. Get the Facts:...

Oregon Concussion Laws

Oregon Concussion Laws - Frequenlty Asked Questions What is a concussion? How can we be sure that a player has a concussion? What if my team includes persons over and under the age of 18 years? What kind of training must I ensure that all coaches in our district receive? What about the parent or individual who helps out but is not a coach? What kind of a tracking system is best...

Referees

Max and Jenna's Laws outline specific responsibilities for referees. If you are a paid or volunteer referee or official working under a referee governing body for a non-school athletic team that includes any person under 18 years of age you must: Complete annual training to learn how to recognize the symptoms of a concussion and how to seek medical treatment for a person suspected of having a...

Teachers

As teachers, your're in the best position to observe how a student copes with the demands of school after concussion. You're also in the best position to share and compare information with parents about the student’s progress and potential challenges. Interview with Lizzie Hill Lizzie Hill is a young woman living with traumatic brain injury. In these videos she explains how...

Youth Sports Directors

Jenna's Law outlines specific responsibilities for youth sports organization directors. Under Jenna’s Law you must: Ensure the coaches and referees in your organization receive annual training to learn how to recognize the symptoms of a concussion and how to seek proper medical treatment for a person suspected of having a concussion. Adopt a policy that establishes: 1) the requirements of the...