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Parent or Caregiver Resources

Information and resources available to help parents or caregivers navigate through a student's return to school and/or sport after suffering from a concussion are listed below.

Visit the Quick Links section to access resources including Concussion Awareness and Training (CATT) Online, return to school strategies, and more.

Click here to complete the Concussion Awareness and Training Tool (CATT) Online E-Learning Course for parents or caregivers.

Signs of Concussion (i.e. What you see or observe about the child/youth):

​Symptoms of Concussion (i.e. What you hear the child/youth say):

  • appears dazed or stunned
  • confused about assignment or position
  • forgets an instruction
  • is unsure of game, score or appointment
  • moves clumsily
  • answers questions slowly
  • loses consciousness (even briefly)
  • exhibits mood, behavior or personality changes
  • can't recall events prior to hit or fall
  • headache or pressure in head
  • nausea or vomiting
  • balance problems or dizziness
  • double or blurry vision
  • sensitivity to light
  • sensitivity to noise
  • feeling sluggish, hazy, foggy or groggy
  • concentration or memory problems
  • confusion
  • just does not "feel right"

​ ​"Red Flag" Symptoms

If a child or youth shows any of the following 'Red Flag' symptoms, CALL 911 immediately.
  • neck pain or tenderness
  • double vision
  • weakness or tingling/ burning in arms or legs
  • severe or increasing headache
  • seizure or convulsion
  • loss of consciousness
  • deteriorating conscious state
  • vomiting
  • increasingly restless, agitated, or combative