Concussion Resources

Concussion reference guide

This document is intended to serve as a guideline or a user's manual for local school boards and governing bodies. It covers a range of topics from the definition of a concussion and ImPACT® testing, to cognitive rest and your role in managing concussions.

Download the reference guide

Create a concussion policy

This template can be downloaded and modified with your school or organization's information.

Concussion policy (en Español)

Three-step concussion plan

  1. Educate
  2. Recognize the signs
  3. Return safely

Returning to sports

Your child must stop playing all sports and rest until he has no concussion symptoms. He should return to normal school work and studies before returning to game play. Wait until your doctor says it’s OK for your child to resume sports or PE. When this occurs, your child should take it slow and stop if any symptoms return. If your child has a second concussion before recovering from the first, there can be serious consequences.

Download our workout diary to track the return-to-play (en Español)

Use of Materials

Any documents available for download on this webpage (the “Concussion Program Materials”) are owned by Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Inc. By downloading, saving, or copying any of the documents on this webpage, Children's provides you a fully-paid, nontransferable, nonexclusive, personal right and license to use the selected Concussion Program Materials solely for specific purposes. By downloading, saving, or copying any of the documents on this webpage, Children's provides you a fully-paid, nontransferable, nonexclusive, personal right and license to use the selected Concussion Program Materials solely for the following purposes: (i) if you are accessing the materials as a parent, you may use the Concussion Program Materials for your personal, non-commercial use to educate yourself and your family on concussion prevention and treatment for a child; (ii) if you are accessing the materials as an athletics coach or on behalf of a school organization, you may use the Concussion Program Materials to promote concussion safety to your staff, students and athletes and to create appropriate concussion management procedures; and/or (iii) if you are a healthcare provider, you may use the Concussion Program Materials for your personal, professional development to enhance your medical knowledge in the field of concussions. The Concussion Program Materials are not to be used as definitive diagnostic tools with any specific patient and your independent medical judgment should be used to treat any patient. You may not copy, modify, adapt, reverse engineer or create derivative works of the Concussion Program Materials or remove any copyright or other proprietary rights notices therefrom.