Making a Difference #9: How You Can Help

There are many ways to help someone with a TBI -- from helping them identify barriers and provide advocacy to finding support groups.

[♪music♪] [Module 9: How You Can Help] When resources have been exhausted, it's important to help survivors and their families stay connected to available resources in their community such as support groups that can provide with long-term support and possibly information about free services as well as natural support, like community, church, and charity organizations. [How Can You Help?] By providing information and education to survivors, family, caregivers, community and policy-makers. It's important to also identify services with respect to professional medical services, vocational educational, volunteer, and support services. You can also help by identifying the barriers and the gaps in services and providing advocacy. Traumatic brain injury is the leading cause of death and disability for children and young adults, so prevention is essential. [End of Module 9]
Posted on BrainLine April 8, 2011.

Produced by Texas Department of State Health Services and the Texas Traumatic Brain Injury Advisory Council.