Welcome to our Online Library of TBI Information and Resources


Materials listed below that are not available online can be ordered with the BIAF Catalog/Order Form.

 

GET HELP: INFORMATION FOR SURVIVORS AND FAMILIES

BIAF Resource Facilitation Brochure   Spanish version   (pdf) 

Describes BIAF's Traumatic Brain Injury Resource & Support Center and Resource Facilitation Program.

Brain Injury, A Family Guide    (Spanish)   43-page booklet briefly describes the nature, consequences, and phases of recovery from a brain injury. Suitable for moderate to severe injuries in early weeks post injury or when patient remains in coma-like state for extended period of time.

Making Life Work After Brain Injury - A Family Guide for Life at Home  46-page manual designed to help make the transition from rehabilitation factility to home, and to assist family members manage cognitive and behavioral changes that often occur with TBI and a video version:  Part 1: Coming Home    Part 2: Coping Strategies    Part 3: Living Skills

Mild Traumatic Brain Injury - A Mind Numbing Experience 12-page booklet gives an overview of the experience of minor brain injury and answers to commonly asked questions. Appropriate when there is loss of consciousness of 30 minutes or less and problems that remain unresolved after 3–6 weeks.

TBI Resources for Military & Veterans

TBI Support Groups - Florida

A Consumer's Guide for Selecting Appropriate Legal, Medical, and Rehabilitation Professionals After Brain Injury (2003): 16-page booklet designed to help families traverse the maze to find qualified professional service providers.

Creating a Personal Career Plan:  A Career Development and Employment Guide for Individuals with TBI - 41-page booklet about career development and an employment guide for individuals with traumatic brain injury.

Vocational Readiness Manual for FamiliesA Home Program for Persons with TBI - 47-page booklet contains a home program for persons with traumatic brain injury.

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

BIAF Pocket Card -Updated statistics relating to TBI in Florida

Surviving to Thriving Fact Sheet - General information about TBI and BIAF services 

BIAF FAQ Sheet #1 - General Information about TBI

BIAF FAQ Sheet #2 - Coping With Post-TBI Emotional Stress

BIAF FAQ Sheet #3 - Educational Considerations

BIAF FAQ Sheet #4 - Return To School For The Adult With Brain Injury

BIAF FAQ Sheet #5 - For Caregivers and Professionals: Practical Approaches to Dealing with Common Behavioral Issues Following a TBI

BIAF FAQ Sheet #6 - Medical and Rehabilitation Services that may be Needed After a Brain Injury

How To Choose a  Service Provider Checklists - BIAF has developed a series of checklists to help you make the best possible choice when selecting a service provider for an individual with TBI.  This series was developed in collaboration with Brain Injury Associations from New Jersey and Montana,

Learning About TBI - The Silent Epidemic (video)   Download the Transcript
Covers basic traumatic brain injury terminology, types and common causes, and explores physical, cognitive and psycho-social effects. Information on resources and agencies providing services in Florida for people with TBI is covered as well (30 min).

Healthcare Reforms (March 2010)
A summary describing the most important reforms for individuals with brain injury and the critical role played by the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) in the legislative process.

Project ACTION: Assessing Communities To Identify Ongoing Needs
Read reports from this three-year project charged with improving the lives of Floridians with TBI and their families by developing a comprehensive, consumer-directed needs assessment and strategic plan to address identified needs.

 

CONCUSSION / MILD TBI

Mild TBI Fact Sheet  Learn how to recognize signs and symptoms of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury, and when to seek treatment (in English and Spanish). 

Mild Traumatic Brain Injury - A Mind Numbing Experience 12-page booklet gives an overview of the experience of minor brain injury and answers to commonly asked questions. Appropriate when there is loss of consciousness of 30 minutes or less and problems that remain unresolved after 3–6 weeks.

I Am An Athlete  PSA's about concussion and sports

Mild TBI  A video Presentation by Drs. Deborah Stewart and J.JU. Tepas

High School Football's Hidden Dangers  A video published by the New York Tiimes

Training for Coaches  Free, online course offered by the CDC

Coaches' Wallet Card

Coaches' Clipboard Sticker

HELPS© Card  A brief screening device used by professionals, coaches, teachers and anyone trying to assess whether a person might have a TBI.

NFL Player Poster

Sports & Concussion 

 

FOR PROFESSIONALS

Learning About TBI - The Silent Epidemic (video)   Download the Transcript
Covers basic traumatic brain injury terminology, types and common causes, and explores physical, cognitive and psycho-social effects. Information on resources and agencies providing services in Florida for people with TBI is covered as well (30 min).

Educators and School Staff:
Traumatic Brain Injury - A Disability Often in Disguise
 
Self-study course for educators to raise awareness of the incidence and effects of TBI in school, and to provide information and strategies to help teachers who are facing the unique challenges of educating students with TBI. Approx. 1 hour

Health Care Professionals:
Learning About Traumatic Brain Injury: Signs, Symptoms and Resources  Home study curriculum for nurses.

Experiencing Brain Injury: Patient Education Video  Companion video to Learning About TBI: Signs, Symptoms and Resources (for nurses)


Vocational Rehabilitation:
The Brain Injury Handbook An Introductory Guide to Understanding Brain Injury For Vocational Rehabilitation Professionals

Promising Practices  Community Capacity Building and Vocational Models of Service Delivery for Individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury The purpose of the “Promising Practices” manual is to assist others build capacity to serve the diverse vocational needs of individuals with TBI and to serve as a guide to facilitate successful community integration for persons with TBI.

Vocational Rehabilitation: BIAF Projects  Read about BIAF's pilot projects, Tailored Supported Employment Curriculums (Products for Individuals with TBI) and Community Capacity Building Project: Vocational Guidance Counseling and Disability Adjustment Counseling

Law Enforcement:
Project L.E.A.P. (Law Enforcers as Partners with Individuals with TBI) This new edition of our self-study course for law officers gives officers a basic understanding of brain injury and provides video demonstrations of how to recognize and manage encounters with people who have brain injuries. Includes list of common medications prescribed for people with TBI and practice in using the S.A.R.A./Community Policing model. Appropriate for all police, sheriff and highway patrol departments.

The Handbook for Correction Officers   (and Other Institutional Staff to Identify Inmates with TBI) is a comprehensive guide designed for correctional officers in the management of inmates with TBI. It contains information on the brain structures and functions, behavioral and cognitive deficits associated with TBI,  Recovery, rehabilitation and management techniques to effectively interact with inmates who have suffered from TBIs.

TBI in Prisons and Jails

 

OUTREACH & PREVENTION MATERIALS

I.M. Brainy Curriculum includes coloring & activity sheets, creative follow up & additional activities.

Because I Love You Brochure   (Spanish)
Each brochure comes with a set of crayons and a place for kids to create their own message telling the adults in their lives that they should wear helmets, too.

How To Fit and Wear Your Bicycle Helmet Brochure  (Spanish)
A properly fitted helmet maximizes protection and minimizes injury. The companion video features kidsshowing kids how to make their helmets fit right!

How to Fit and Wear Your Bicycle Helmet - Video
Learn how a properly fitted helmet maximizes protection and minimizes injury.

Bicycle Helmets: A Crash Course - Video
This video shows the importance of bicycle helmets.

Do You Know How To Survive - Videos
Helmutt is featured in Public Service Announcements promoting injury prevention for children: 30-second PSA's 60-second PSA's

Concussion is a Brain Injury - Poster
BIAF sent this poster to 1,945 Florida “Vaccine for Children” (VFC) participating providers with the approval of Florida’s Department of Health, Bureau of Immunization. This poster is available for free to all health care centers and schools in Florida to increase awareness about looking for signs of concussions in children.

Learning About Your Brain How to Respect and Protect It
BIAF has developed an activity book designed to teach children grades 3-5 about the brain. The book features word games and teaching illustrations that appeal to children. It has been distributed to Safe Kids Coalitions and chapters throughout the state and other groups that teach injury prevention. 

Mind Your Brain...Because It Matters
This series of publications shows how people of all ages can reduce their risk of serious injury while participating in everyday activities.

Mock This  For Teens - Why alcohol and autos don't mix

Be HeadSmart, Seniors! Checklist/Brochure  (Spanish)
Contains over 40 safety tips, plus important information about brain injury. Printed in large, easy-to-read type, and organized to be convenient and user-friendly.

What Good Can Come Out of Getting A Speeding Ticket?
Learn how the State of Florida supports the Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Program and its contract partners, Brain Injury Association of Florida, Florida Spinal Cord Injury Resource Center and Florida Alliance for Assistive Technologies.

 



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