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Flyer (one-pager) for Concussion Competencies: A Framework for School-Based Concussion Management.

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Note: This is the 1-page flyer or promotional piece, not the volume itself.


This volume grew out of many years of clinical practice, research, and program projects. It is the culmination of more than 50 years of work with kids, brains, and schools. While there is research behind the Competencies and the underlying content, the intent was to create a user-friendly manual that cut across levels of responsibility and care. Concussion Competencies was not intended to be a textbook in the traditional manner; however, the Competencies have been shown to be a useful approach to teaching this material.

This volume is organized around a set of Competencies that have been shown to be useful to practitioners in the field. The 10 Compentencies fall into three main areas of information we have found to be important for effective work with students (and parents): SECTIONS 1. Biological aspects of concussion 2. Behavioral aspects of concussion 3. Programmatic considerations An important consideration is that not everyone who works with kids and concussions needs the same depth of training. With this in mind, chapters are broken by type of reader. AUDIENCE / CONSTITUENTS • Superintendents, Boards, and Administrators • Athletic Directors and Coaches • Licensed and Ancillary Health Care Providers • Teachers • Parents and Students

"The 10 Competencies address: • Biological Aspects of concussion management • Behavioral aspects of concussion • Programmatic considerations. This volume intends to: • Bridge the gaps between schools, community health care and families; • Focus on behavior and not medicine; • Assume that schools are a proper focus of activity, but does not assume all schools have equal resources; • Elevate the role of the student-patient and the family in the recovery process. The material is aimed at a broad range of interested parties: • School Superintendents, Boards, and Administrators • Athletic Directors and Coaches • Teachers • Licensed and Ancillary Health Care Providers • Parents and Students”