Safe Kids Week 2013 - Resources
We encourage you to visit the webpages and downloadable resources below for use in your organization, schools, sports venues and communities!
Many of these resources were recently developed through a partnership that originated with ThinkFirst Canada. Through a contribution agreement with the Public Health Agency of Canada, ThinkFirst (now Parachute), partnered with Hockey Canada, the Coaching Association of Canada and the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport to develop the latest information and resources on concussion, including our new concussion toolkit.
Please keep checking back as more resources will be available over the next few weeks.
What is a Concussion?
Concussion 101 Video: a Primer for Kids and Parents by Dr. Mike Evans:
Roles and Responsibilities:
Here are some activities you can do in your community to educate about the brain and raise awareness of brain and spinal cord injuries like concussions!
Community Event Tip Sheet - Here are some ideas for running your own Safe Kids Week event in your community!
Scrambled Brains and the Seven Team Sports - Word Search
You can purchase the mold for the jello brain here
Visit this link to see some of the other great concussion resources by our partners- Coaching Association of Canada, Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport and Hockey Canada!
The Hockey Canada Concussion Awareness App is available here.
Relevant Research and Literature
See these links for some relevant research articles and literature on concussions:
Sport Concussion Education and Prevention Report - Dr. Charles Tator, Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology, 2012
Parental Attitudes Toward Concussion: Summary of Research - Carey, S. and Morrish, J. (2013). Parental Attitudes Toward Concussion: Summary of Research. Blair, K (Ed.). Parachute: Toronto, ON.