The Brain Research Foundation is a proud supporter of Chicago Concussion Coalition’s Advanced Concussion Training. The event helps inform and inspire parents, coaches, administrators, teachers, and concerned community members by shedding light on the dangers of concussions and how to help keep student athletes safe.
The youth has always been an important constituency for the Brain Research Foundation. One focus of BRF efforts to protect children’s brain health is preventing sports-related injuries in youth, especially concussions. This focus is validated by data gathered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and by qualitative research BRF conducted late in 2010 that pointed to the need to engage coaches, trainers and physicians as well as parents and equip them with more information about the risks and dangers of concussions and better ways to respond as students suffer and recover from head injuries.