Science, education, and community working together to prevent and manage concussions

For Parents

From the beginning, the goal of our program has been to enhance the health and safety of Maine high school athletes.  One of the ways we’ve accomplished our goal – besides the important baseline and post-concussion testing that we do – is through education.

When it comes to concussion recognition and management, there is nobody more important than the parent. In this section of our web site, look for news of the latest research and tangible advances in the understanding of concussion – a preventable injury that strikes ten-percent of the athletes playing contact sports.

Keep up with the latest on concussion news through our Facebook page – which is updated daily: https://www.facebook.com/concussionmanagement/
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We want to hear from you and learn how we can make this site more useful.  Please send us an email with your thoughts, questions and ideas.

Your can reach MCMI’s director by email: concussionmanagement@gmail.com or the web site and Facebook editor by email at lkippax@colby.edu.

We have a lot of information on concussion for you.  Let’s start with two videos

“Concussion 101” by Dr. Mike Evans

Concussion 101


Here is a link to the Sports Concussion Library which features useful learning and videos. Sports Concussion Library

The Sport Concussion Library is a legacy project of the Hockey Neurotrauma and Concussion Initiative. The library is a free, regularly updated, public- and researcher-accessible site that contains published peer reviewed information on the important topic of concussion in sport.

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Here is a blog by Paige Decker, who played hockey during her time at Yale University.  “I want people to know they’re not alone in what they’re going through and that there’s help out there,” Decker said. “The hardest part for me was not knowing how to get healthy.”

Paige Decker’s concussion blog

Thanks to MCMI Board of Directors member Nancy Dube, RN MPH (School Nurse Consultant at the Maine Department of Education) we have put together a set of links that will help you learn more about concussion and a few of our own.  Let us know if you find something worth sharing here.