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Concussion Treatment and Second-Impact Syndrome

Many parents wonder if it is safe for their child to continue playing football, soccer or other sports after suffering a head injury/concussion. A common question we get in the Concussion Program clinic is, “How many concussions are too many before we decide that this may not be the best sport for my child?”

Parents should be aware of the potential for second impact syndrome, which is a rare catastrophic event that can occur in young athletes. Second impact syndrome occurs after one has suffered a concussion and while still symptomatic from that injury suffers a second blow to the head, neck, or body. This second injury can potentially cause significant swelling around the brain and lead to severe neurological deficits or even death.

Read more about concussions and what families should do in the full article by Dr. Aaron J. Provance from Children’s Hospital Colorado.

November 18, 2015 | By rmbarber | Category: Athletics and Activities

District News

The Douglas County School District Board of Education welcomes Dr. Thomas S. Tucker into the role of Superintendent of Douglas County School District. Dr. Tucker officially leads the 68,000 student district as of July 1, 2018.


Nearly 1,500 Colorado students applied for the prestigious Boettcher Foundation Scholarship this year, with 42 being named recipients. Of those, the Douglas County School District (DCSD) is proudly home to four recipients.


When it comes to mental health services, communities traditionally focus on supporting kids as needs arise. This work is crucial for the safety of our students. Equally important, though, is prevention-based programming that can help, early on, prevent the social-emotional challenges our kids may be experiencing from escalating.