AfterDeployment.org is an online resource providing self-care solutions for service members, military families, and veterans focused on deployment related issues including post-traumatic stress, depression, anger, sleep, relationship concerns, and other psychological health challenges. The site also provides information and resources tailored to the specific needs of health care and mental health professionals.
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association is the professional, scientific, and credentialing association for 135,000 members and affiliates who are speech-language pathologists, audiologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists in the United States and internationally.
This project is made possible in part by a grant from the Bob Woodruff Foundation, which is dedicated to ensuring that post-9/11 injured service members, veterans and their families make a successful transition. For more information about the Bob Woodruff Foundation visit: bobwoodrufffoundation.org.
The Brain Injury Partners program was created by a team of researchers, software developers and web designers at the Oregon Center for Applied Science, Inc. (ORCAS), in Eugene, Oregon. The program was developed in partnership with the Brain Injury Association of America, parents of school-aged children with brain injury, and professionals with experience in brain injury rehabilitation. Brain Injury Partners is part of a series of programs on brain injury prevention, advocacy, and support developed at ORCAS with funding from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD).
Since 1989, Brain Injury Services (BIS) has helped individuals in Northern Virginia and several other counties. BIS offers case management services at no cost and additional services either at no cost or on a sliding scale, including service coordination, independent living skills training, respite care, specialized clubhouse programs, and social skills training. At any given time, BIS is helping approximately 700 individuals in the region manage the challenges of living with a brain injury. Above all else, BIS believes that people have a right to control their own lives and make their own choices.
The Brain Trauma Foundation was founded to improve the outcome of traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients by developing best practice guidelines, conducting clinical research, and educating medical personnel.
Established in 1993 at the Teaching Research Institute, a division of Western Oregon University, the Center on Brain Injury Research and Training (CBIRT) conducts research and training to improve the lives of children and adults with traumatic brain injury (TBI). CBIRT's research focuses on developing interventions to improve outcomes related to education, employability, and quality of life. Their training activities promote the use of best practices among educators and other professionals who serve individuals with TBI.
The Homelessness Resource Center (HRC) is a national training and resource center dedicated to building providers' capacity to improve the lives of people who are homeless and who have mental illness, substance use problems, and trauma histories. Funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), HRC's work includes on-site training and distance learning, technical assistance, an interactive Web 2.0 website, networking opportunities for providers, and knowledge products. http://homeless.samhsa.gov serves as HRC's central identity and is a virtual gathering place for users to learn, share, and connect with one another. HRC original feature articles are refreshed frequently, along with a blog and news articles. HRC content is brief, engaging, and human interest-oriented to help users learn important concepts in the midst of their demanding, fast-paced workdays.
ID 4 the Web is an organization devoted to creating instructional and learning materials; the "ID" stands for instructional design. Our current projects revolve around books and online video trainings that teach those with cognitive challenges how to use smartphones, iPads, and other devices as memory and cognitive prosthetic devices. Our Making Cognitive Connections approach helps users understand the cognitive skills behind the tasks while they learn to use the devices to make their work, home, and everyday lives more organized.
Informa Healthcare is a publishing firm providing authoritative research and analysis for all sectors of the Life Science, Medicine, and Pharmaceutical sectors to better serve the commercial and academic needs within the scientific and clinical communities. Learn more about us at informahealthcare.com.
Mothers Against Brain Injury, Inc. is a 501c3 Florida charitable non-profit organization founded by a mother of a son with TBI. Their mission is to provide free reusable canvas tote bags filled with personal comfort and toiletry items, non-clinical information, useful tools, resources, and, most importantly, hope to families experiencing the sudden and unexpected news that a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury through participating Level I, II, and Pediatric Trauma Centers.
In 1990 NASHIA became the first and remains the only forum addressing State government's significant role in brain injury. NASHIA is the premier source of information and education for State Agency employees who are responsible for public brain injury policies, programs, and services. NASHIA is also the voice of State government in Federal TBI policy issues.
The National Center for Technology Innovation (NCTI) advances learning opportunities for individuals with disabilities by fostering technology innovation. Specifically, NCTI helps researchers, product developers, manufacturers and publishers to create and commercialize products of value to students with special needs. Funded by the U.S. Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), NCTI works with a deep and supportive community of government, nonprofit, and private organizations. Their network of individuals and staff is dedicated not only to the development of powerful assistive technologies but to the commercial success that will make them viable on a large scale.
The mission of the National Resource Center for Traumatic Brain Injury (NRCTBI) is to provide relevant, practical information for professionals, persons with brain injury, and family members. NRCTBI has more than two decades of experience investigating the special needs and problems of people with brain injury and their families. With input from consumers and nationally recognized experts, the organization has developed a wide variety of educational materials, assessment tools, interventions, and training programs.
The New York Academy of Traumatic Brain Injury, Inc. is a multi-disciplinary, not-for-profit organization chartered by New York State as an educational corporation dedicated to traumatic brain injury (TBI) education and teamwork.
NABIS is a society comprised of professional members involved in the care of people with or issues surrounding brain injury. The principal mission of the organization is moving brain injury science into practice. Whether it is in the area of clinical care, research, policy, or litigation, the organization stands behind the premise that advances in science and practices based on application of the scientific evidence will ultimately provide the best outcomes for those with brain injuries and the community as a whole.
The Ohio Valley Center for Brain Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation conducts research, provides education, and develops programs to improve the quality of life of persons who experience traumatic brain injury (TBI). The Center is located at the Ohio State University in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Research and development activities have four primary areas of emphasis: health outcomes with an emphasis on functional and long-term effects; substance abuse education and treatment; employment, including vocational rehabilitation; and TBI among military service members returning to the community.
The Oregon Center for Applied Science, Inc. (ORCAS), in Eugene, Oregon combines scientific knowledge with technological innovation to create products that address real-world problems in public health and education. Since it was founded in 1989, the company has developed a wide range of interactive multimedia programs based on science-based principles of behavior change and instructional design. ORCAS programs address a wide range of topic areas such as injury prevention, smoking cessation, dealing with dementia as a professional or family caregiver, bicycle safety for children, and parenting at-risk adolescents.
The Real Warriors Campaign is an initiative launched by the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury to promote the processes of building resilience, facilitating recovery and supporting reintegration of returning service members, veterans and their families. In addition to promoting help-seeking behavior for service members and veterans with invisible wounds, the campaign provides valuable tools, resources and information for members of the military community throughout all phases of the deployment cycle.
The mission of the Sarah Jane Brain Project is to implement a seamless, standardized, evidence-based system of care, universally accessible for all children and young adults with Pediatric Acquired Brain Injuries (PABIs), regardless of where they live in the nation. PABI is the number one cause of death and disability for children and young adults in the United States and consists of brain injuries sustained from birth through age 25, both from traumatic and non-traumatic causes.
SportsConcussions.org is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating others about the dangers of concussions and the importance of properly managing the injury once it occurs. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that up to 3.8 million sports- and recreation-related concussions occur in the U.S. annually, and of those, only 135,000 under the age of 18 are treated in hospital emergency rooms. The rest go home and back to the classroom. SportsConcussions.org creates community-wide systems of care for student-athletes, so that they receive treatment from medical professionals trained in the diagnosis and management of concussion, educated coaches understand the importance of removing an athlete from play if a concussion is suspected, and school districts acknowledge the need to recognize the injury and its impact on the student in the classroom.
The Veterans Innovation Center is an all-volunteer nonprofit dedicated to accelerating innovation within government and non-government programs serving the military community.