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Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (Concussion) Resources

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month!  

The Colorado Department of Education would like to invite all family practice and pediatric practitioners to join together to talk about Brain Injury in the educational setting with the goal of improving the consistency in supports for all students experiencing brain injury.  

March 7th, 2024, 12:00 PM MST

 Dr. Mark Halstead will be presenting a 45-minute overview of current brain injury support in the educational setting. 

 

New Concussion training is available for Health Techs, School Counselors and School Mental Health Professionals

This training will provide school level staff with the knowledge to help support students who sustain concussions. Register for the free raining using this Google form.


CDE Materials


BrainSTEPS Colorado logo v2

School district and BOCES level Brain Injury Consulting Team Training.

Training designed to help Colorado school districts to develop a comprehensive system of support for children with a mild to severe brain injury.

View BrainSTEPS COLORADO information

Online Learning Tips

Is your school virtually supporting a student with a Brain Injury? Checkout the BrainSTEPS tips for online learning.


 

Areas of Support

Concussion Action Team (CAT) Teleconference Meetings: Informal virtual meetings held bi-monthly to provide school professionals with an opportunity to ask questions, discuss challenges, share accomplishments, learn about new materials/research, and to connect with school professionals across Colorado. These meetings are provided by the Colorado Department of Education specifically for school professionals. For more information or to join the listserv contact Toni Grishman (email listed below).

Brain Injury - Health and Wellness

Provides support to Colorado school districts in developing a comprehensive system of support for children who have sustained a brain injury through the development of protocol and collaboration with community resources. This specifically includes technical assistance related to concussion management protocol, trainings, and facilitating collaboration across educational and community settings to ensure successful education and health outcomes for students.

For more information, please contact:

Toni Grishman, BSN, RN
Email: Grishman_t@cde.state.co.us
Phone: 303-524-4321

To join the Brain Injury and/or Concussion list serves, please email Toni Grishman

Exceptional Student Services Unit: Traumatic Brain Injury