Survivors and Families


The moments following the diagnosis of a brain injury can be confusing. Below, we provide some general guidance and resources for injury survivors and their families.

A great resource is the Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center:

About the Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center

The Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center (MSKTC) summarizes research, identifies health information needs, and develops information resources to support the Model Systems programs in meeting the needs of individuals with traumatic brain injury (TBI), spinal cord injury (SCI), and burn injury.

The Model Systems are funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) to conduct innovative and high-quality research, provide patient care, and offer other services to improve the health and overall quality of life for individuals with TBI, SCI, and burn injury.

 

They have many short video clips including:

http://www.msktc.org/tbi/Hot-Topics/Relationships/Relationships-after-TBI

http://www.msktc.org/tbi/Hot-Topics/depression/TBi_and_Depression

 

They also have fact sheets:

http://www.msktc.org/tbi/factsheets/Understanding-TBI

http://www.msktc.org/tbi/factsheets/Cognitive-Problems-After-Traumatic-Brain-Injury

 

Other resources:

"Brain Injury Affects The Whole Family" - This excellent resource from the Brain Injury Association of America guides families and caregivers through the days, weeks, and months following the diagnosis of a brain injury of a loved one.

First Things First - This is an extensive guide to who to call and what to do in the wake of a diagnosis, including contact information for agencies such as Medicaid.

Adult and Child-Specific Resources - This is an additional list of resources and contacts for both adult and pediatric brain injuries.

Guide To The Recovery Process - This is a list of common symptoms and effects of brain injury, who to contact for help, and suggestions for mitigating said symptoms.

List of National Brain Injury Resources - This list provides some of the most well-known and comprehensive resources nationwide.


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