Brain safety for kids is essential, and it starts with YOU!
Whether you’re a parent, coach, healthcare provider, or school professional, it’s important to have the right tools to prevent brain injuries, including concussions. Looking for a way to bring brain injury and concussion safety to your community? Help spread the message during Brain Injury Awareness Month!
Why Brain Safety Awareness?
Brain safety is an important to understand—both on and off the sports field. A child’s brain is still developing, so they are at increased risk for injury and can take longer to recover. Taking safety steps to prevent an injury and knowing how to respond if one occurs can make all the difference in a child’s future.
That’s why we’re putting the spotlight on brain safety during Brain Injury Awareness Month. And we want you to be a part of it!
There are a number of ways you can change your mind about brain injury and get involved with Brain Injury Awareness Month 2018:
- Select “Support with Facebook” or “Support with Twitter” and your account will post this one-time message on March 20 at noon EST. Your voice will join CDC, organizations, and people empowering children to stay HEADS UP!
Update your profile picture to support Brain Injury Awareness Month! Join the movement for Brain Safety!
- Have young children in your life? Introduce them to HEADS UP Rocket Blades! This action-packed game takes kids on a futuristic racing adventure—while teaching the ins and outs of brain safety.
- Visit www.cdc.gov/HEADSUP to learn more. Access and download materials and take trainings.
- Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to share the latest research, news, and updates about CDC’s brain injury research and programs.