Publications



Brain Injury Publications and Videos


 Understanding Brain Injury- A Guide for the Family: Mayo Clinic- https://biaia.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Mayo-Clinics-Understanding-Brain-Injury-A-Guide-for-the-Family.pdf

This booklet contains information on the human brain, causes of acquired brain injury, the recovery process, and behavior, communication and physical changes after brain injury. It also outlines examples of stressful behaviors and situations that people with brain injury may experience.

MAKING LIFE WORK AFTER A BRAIN INJURY- A Family Manual for Life at Home: This manual supports the concepts introduced in the three part video series for families titled Making Life Work, developed by Brain Injury Association of Florida, formerly the National Head Injury Foundation, Florida Association, Inc., under Contract No. V1031-G3661, sponsored by the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, Department of Labor and Employment Security, 1997- http://www.biaoregon.org/docetc/publications/Making%20Life%20Work%20After%20Brain%20Injury-%20A%20Family%20Guide%20for%20Life%20at%20Home.pdf

This manual is designed to help you make the transition from the rehabilitation facility to your home, and to assist you in managing the cognitive and behavioral changes in your family member as a result of brain injury. It also addresses the lifelong care, vocational, educational, financial, and legal issues associated with a brain injury. The manual is meant to be used in parts or in its entirety, whichever meets your needs.

 

Brain Injury and PTSD Guide – https://tortslaw.com/tbi-and-ptsd-resources/

Resource guide written by Brain Injury Association of Indiana Vice President Dan Buba offering information and insight into TBI, PTSD, and the healing process.

 

MSKTC Traumatic Brain Injury Fact Sheets: https://msktc.org/lib/docs/Booklet/TBI_Booklet__Edition_6_Dec_2017.pdf

The MSKTC collaborates with TBI Model Systems to produce evidence-based and consumer-friendly factsheets.

 

Challenges, Changes, and Choices: A Brain Injury Guide for Families and Caregivers: Carolyn A. Rocchio- Family Member of a Person with a Brain Injury and Founder of the Brain Injury Association of Florida. Brain Injury Association of America- https://www.biausa.org/downloads/braininjury/Guide%20for%20Families%20and%20Caregivers.pdf

This booklet is provided by the Brain Injury Association of America to prepare you for the journey toward recovery. In the following pages you will find information about the nature and consequences of brain injury; resource information to help with decision making; and practical suggestions about ways to help your family member, take care of yourself, and enlist the support of others.

 

The Brain Injury Handbook- An Introductory Guide to Understanding Brain Injury for Vocational Rehabilitation Professionals: These materials are adapted in part from The Brain Injury Handbook: An Introductory Guide to Understanding Brain Injury for Vocational Rehabilitation Professionals, made possible through a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau in cooperation with the Henry H. Kessler Foundation. With permission from the N.J. Department of Human Services, Division of Disability Services- http://www.biaoregon.org/docetc/Resources/voc%20rehab/Brain-Injury-Handbook-for-VR.pdf

This handbook provides an overview of brain injury and its consequences, as well as strategies and resources that may be beneficial in working with people who have brain injuries. This handbook was created to help VR counselors provide appropriate services for people with brain injuries in their efforts to return to work.

 

The Challenge! News Magazine Archives​​: Brain Injury Association of Americahttps://www.biausa.org/public-affairs/public-awareness/challenge-magazine

For more than 30 years, THE Challenge! has been a go-to source for public policy news, research, medical advances, legal and financial issues, and inspiring stories of recovery.

 

Understanding Brain Injury- A Guide for Employers: Mayo Clinic- https://www.brainline.org/sites/default/files/AGuideforEmployers_English.pdf

“Understanding Brain Injury” explains the causes and types of brain injury. It lists the behavioral changes that are most common among people who sustain brain injuries, and offers simple techniques you can use to help them deal with the possible changes. The effort you put forth can make a tremendous difference to an employee with a brain injury.

 

Understanding Pediatric Brain Injury – A Guide for Parents and Teachers: Mayo Clinic- http://www.biaoregon.org/docetc/pdf/Mayo/updi_parents_teachers.pdf

This guide is intended to help family members, teachers and other caregivers understand common thinking, behavioral, emotional and communication changes that can result from a child’s brain injury. It also outlines strategies to help a child adapt to these changes, and issues that may arise when the child returns home, to school and to the community.

 

Understanding Brain Injury- What you should know about brain injury and recovery: http://www.braininjury101.org/

These videos, developed by Shepherd Center, uses simple language and images of real people who have sustained a brain injury, as well as medical experts and advocates. Judy Fortin, former CNN anchor and medical correspondent, guides you through important information to help maximize your loved one’s recovery. Lee Woodruff adds practical advice – her husband, Bob Woodruff of ABC News, was injured in a bomb blast in Iraq.

 

How to Start a Brain Injury Support Group: http://www.bianc.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Support-Group-Guide1.pdf

This is a simple guide to starting a local brain injury support group published by Project STAR at Charlotte Institute of Rehabilitation.

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