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This is a fantastic video that shows a new discovery in the research to find the signs and treat people suffering from different types of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).
Did you know that there is a dramatic physical difference between TBI from repeated impact (like football players, for example) and TBI from major shock (such as from battlefield blasts)? See the new answers!
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TBI Resources Directories
Operation We Are Here TBI Resource Listing:
Military.com TBI Resource Listing:
Centre for NeuroSkills TBI Resource Listing:
Veterans Families United TBI Resource Listing:
Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance TBI Resource Listing:
Other National TBI Resources
The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) is a nonprofit organization that aims to improve the lives of individuals with brain injury and their circles of support by focusing on prevention, research, education, and advocacy. BIAA encompasses a national network of more than 40 chartered state affiliates across the country and hundreds of local chapters and support groups.
Established in 1992, the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC) represents a unique collaboration between the Department of Defense (DOD), the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA), and the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA). The underlying goal of DVBIC is to ensure that active duty military and veterans with brain injury receive the best evaluation, treatment, and follow-up.
The mission of the National Association of State Head Injury Administrators (NASHIA) is to assist state government in promoting partnerships and building systems to meet the needs of individuals with brain injury and their families.
The National Center for Medical and Rehabilitation Research (NCMRR) was established within the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in 1990. The Center is a component of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). The Center's mission is to support research, fostering the scientific knowledge needed to enhance health, productivity, independence, and quality of life for persons with disabilities.
The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) supports and conducts research, both basic and clinical, on the normal and diseased nervous system, fosters the training of investigators in the basic and clinical neurosciences, and seeks better understanding, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of neurological disorders.
The North American Brain Injury Society (NABIS) comprises professionals involved in either the care or the issues surrounding brain injury. NABIS provides education programs, scientific updates, and a platform for communication and professional exchange.
The Office of Disability and Income Security Programs (ODCDISP) directs the development of program policy for the Social Security Administration (SSA). It also directs and manages the planning, development, issuance, and evaluation of operational policies, standards, and instructions for Disability Insurance, Retirement and Survivors Insurance, and Supplemental Security Income programs and for other SSA programs.
The TBI Technical Assistance Center (TBICS) is a learning, collaboration, and benchmarking tool for grantees and others affiliated with the Federal Traumatic Brain Injury Program.
Cerebral Palsy Guide has compiled the most in-depth resources nationwide to help guide and serve all families with disabilities caused by physical birth injuries.
TBI Resources for Service Members, Veterans, and their families
Explores the definitions, causes, severity levels, context for veterans, differences from PTSD, signs and symptoms, coping, and resources.
Cohen Veterans Bioscience is a national, nonpartisan research 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to fast-tracking the development of diagnostic tests and personalized therapeutics for the millions of veterans and civilians who suffer the devastating effects of trauma-related and other brain disorders.
Veterans who have experienced TBI, including some who didn't know they had a traumatic brain injury until later, talk about their experiences. Listen as they describe the signs and symptoms of TBI and its effects on their families. By reaching out for help, they were able to overcome these obstacles and live better lives.
This VA site provides periodic newsletters regarding TBI treatment regmiens, assistive technologies, and TBI care.
American Psychological Association article on community-based health care for veterans with TBI.
These resources represent a sample of many resources that can help veterans succeed as they transition from military to student life, while dealing with the symptoms of TBI.
An organization that focuses on providing free treatment services to veterans experiencing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and/or Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). They are a tax-exempt not-for-profit (501c3).
TBI Resources for Providers
Case Management Resources
Provides resources that include TBI Support Recovery Program, Telehealth and TEchnology Wen Resource Locator, and the Military TBI Case Management Quarterly Newsletter.
AAFP PTSD & TBI Resources for Family Physicians
VA Toolkit for Providers: Co-occurring TBI and Mental Health Symptoms
TBI Resources for Educators
Educator Resources on Veterans Needs
Provides resources that include pain management, TBI, combat injury, amputation, orthopaedic,rehabilitative medicine, chronic disease, women's health, and mental health.
AAFP PTSD & TBI Resources for Family Physicians