Seven Oaks School Division places a high priority on the health, safety and overall wellness of our students and recognize that children and adolescents are at a high risk of concussion – especially while participating in sports.
Our extensive CONCUSSION AWARENESS PROGRAM will help coaches, parents, teachers and students recognize, manage and – most importantly – prevent injuries and long-lasting effects.
The SOSD proud to be part of a city-wide Concussion Prevention and Awareness program that includes a series of education components for students, parents, coaches and teachers and also increased on-site medical coverage at our high-risk sporting events (high school component).
WHAT IS A CONCUSSION?
A concussion is a brain injury that cannot be seen on routine x-rays, CT scans, or MRIs. It affects the way a person may think and remember things, and can cause a variety of symptoms.
A concussion can occur even if there has been no loss of consciousness (in fact most concussions occur without a loss of consciousness).
A concussion is a brain injury that causes changes in how the brain functions, leading to symptoms that can be physical (e.g., headache, dizziness), cognitive (e.g., difficulty concentrating or remembering), emotional/behavioural (e.g., depression, irritability) and/or related to sleep (e.g., drowsiness, difficulty falling asleep).
WHAT CAUSES A CONCUSSION?
Any blow to the head, face or neck, or somewhere else on the body that causes a sudden jarring of the head may cause a concussion. Examples include getting body -checked in hockey or hitting one's head on the floor in gym class.
The linked resources below are available for download by anyone and everyone. The more education we can share in the area of concussion prevention and our CONCUSSION AWARENESS PROGRAM, the better.
Middle School Recources
High School Recources
Thank you for your participation in this important initiative.
For more info or to contact the SOSD Phys. Ed. / Health Coordinator, email email@example.com