Brain Injury Resources for Families

June 21, 2012 admin

Brain Injury Support Group

Meets the third Monday of each month from 7 – 8:30 pm
Bancroft’s Lebensfeld Center
201 Kings Highway South
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034
(856) 616-6433
kristin.lukianovich@bancroft.org


Directions to Brain Injury Support Group at Bancroft

Affiliated with the Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey, this support group allows persons with brain injuries and their family members to meet others who are in similar situations, gain valuable emotional support from one another, form friendships, obtain information and resources, and hear speakers discuss a variety of brain-injury topics. The meetings are an opportunity for both persons with brain injuries and their relatives to discuss the difficulties and hardships they face, as well as the accomplishments and joys in their lives.

Twenty Alliance-affiliated support groups meet in New Jersey, serving 17 counties. The Alliance monitors the activities of these groups, the qualifications of their leaders, and provides them with information and resources on a regular basis.

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Brain Injury Alliance of NJ

The official website of the Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey, an organization dedicated to bringing “together people with brain injury, their families and friends, and concerned allied health professionals to improve the quality of life people experience after brain injury.” The website includes a section on learning about brain injuries as well as programs and services for individuals with brain injuries and their families.



Brain Injury Association of Delaware

The Brain Injury Association of Delaware, affiliated with the Brain Injury Association of America, is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to create a better future through brain injury prevention, research, education and advocacy.



Brain Injury Association of Pennsylvania

The official website of the Brain Injury Association of Pennsylvania offers information about state programs for brain injured persons, and information on resources, advocacy, research, and prevention.



BrainLine

BrainLine is a national multimedia project offering information and resources about preventing, treating, and living with traumatic brain injuries. BrainLine includes a series of webcasts, an electronic newsletter, and an extensive outreach campaign in partnership with national organizations concerned about traumatic brain injury.



BrainLine Military

This website provides military-specific information and resources on traumatic brain injury to veterans, service members in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, National Guard, Reserve, and their families. Through video, webcasts, articles, personal stories, research briefs, and current news, those whose lives have been affected by TBI can learn more about brain injury symptoms and treatment, rehabilitation, and family issues associated with TBI care and recovery.



Centers for Disease Control & Prevention: Traumatic Brain Injury

CDC’s research and programs work to prevent TBI and help people better recognize, respond, and recover if a TBI occurs. Topics in this website include: concussions and mild TBI, serious TBI, concussions in sports, clinical diagnosis and management, statistics, long-term outcomes, causes and risk groups, and prevention.



Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center

The mission of the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC) is to serve active duty military, their beneficiaries, and veterans with traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) through state-of-the-art clinical care, innovative clinical research initiatives and educational programs. DVBIC fulfills this mission through ongoing collaboration with military, VA and civilian health partners, local communities, families and individuals with TBI.



National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

This website provides detailed information about traumatic brain injuries, including research updates, clinical trial overviews and links to other brain-injury support organizations.



New Jersey Commission on Brain Injury Research

The official website of the New Jersey Commission on Brain Injury Research offers information on Commission’s goals and services. The mission of the NJCBIR is “to promote the necessary research that will result in the treatment and cure for traumatic injuries of the brain, thereby giving hope to an ever-increasing number of residents who suffer the debilitating effects of this injury.”



Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

In 2001, the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) set out to build a consumer resource center located on the first floor of its flagship hospital in Chicago, and to provide virtual access to its resource collection through a website. The Center is like a bookstore where all resources are related to persons with disabilities and their families.



Traumatic Brain Injury: The Journey Home

This website provides an informative and sensitive exploration of TBI, including information for patients, family members and caregivers. Topics include types and symptoms of brain injury, TBI treatment and recovery, and helpful insights about the potential long-term effects of brain injury.



U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

This website offers veterans and service members detailed information about traumatic brain injuries and the rehabilitation process. Topics include the latest news updates and real-life profiles, and videos and documentaries featuring veterans recovering from traumatic brain injuries.



What is TBI

This website is dedicated to providing information and resources to help military personnel who are diagnosed with traumatic brain injuries.

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