Child & Adolescent Brain Injury


• Children aged 0 to 4 years, older adolescents aged 15 to 19 years, and adults aged 65 years and older are most likely to sustain a TBI.

• Over 1 in 5 (22%) TBI-related ED visits, hospitalizations, and deaths in children less than 15 years of age were caused by being struck by or against an object.

• From 2001 to 2012, the rate of ED visits for sports and recreation-related injuries with a diagnosis of concussion or TBI, alone or in combination with other injuries, more than doubled among children (age 19 or younger).

• In 2012, an estimated 329,290 children (age 19 or younger) were treated in U.S. EDs for sports and recreation-related diagnosis of concussion or TBI.


Parent Support Groups

SDBIF wants you to know that you are not alone in facing the challenges associated with raising a child or adolescent with a TBI! We are interested in starting a parent group to provide information on issues related to brain injury, offer strategies and techniques, and provide support as you navigate through this new and unfamiliar journey of raising a young person with a TBI. Meeting other parents with similar challenges and frustrations as well as having the opportunity to share ideas, solutions, and hope for the future will help to empower everyone. Please call SDBIF to enquire about the status of parent group meetings.

Helpful Websites for Children with Brain Injury

  • Neuroscience for Kids – for information about the brain for kids AND adults. Easy to understand and interactive.
  • Kids with Brain Injury,
  • HEADS UP to Youth Sports:
    Online Training
  • CalABLE ScholarShare Program
  • Adaptive Sports and Recreation Association,
  • Affordable Collages Online,
  • Concussion Toolkit, for Parents, Players and Coaches
  • Beyond Concussion,, 858-707-5991


    Read more about Student Athletes and Concussions on the “CONCUSSION” page


    Helpful Videos for Children with Brain Injury

    How Parents Cope When a Child is Brain Injured

    Alex’s Helmet Safety Project

    Serving the Brain Injury Community Since 1983