Journal of College and University Student Housing
Concussions in college students can lead to a number of academic, physical, and emotional consequences. This project involved training college staff—including residence hall advisors—about the signs, symptoms, and risks related to concussions. The importance of training in concussion recognition and management is discussed in relation to campus staff’s responsibilities. A sample training model that can be replicated on college and university campuses is presented, along with implications for college students and housing personnel.
Of the traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) sustained by 1.7 to 3.8 million people every year, approximately 75% (1.28 to 2.85 million) can be classified as a concussion, a mild form of TBI (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC], 2015; Langlois, Rutland-Brown, & Thomas, 2006). Concussions can result in a diverse range of physical, cognitive, emotional, and behavioral consequences that manifest differently in each person (Comper, Bisschop, Carnide, & Tricco, 2005). These consequences can be particularly difficult for college students who are living independently while managing multiple classes and responsibilities.
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Lopez, Lisa B.; Davies, Susan C.; and Schaller, Molly A., "Training College Staff to Recognize and Respond to Concussions" (2018). Counselor Education and Human Services Faculty Publications. 83.