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Virginia Association of Community Services Boards is now operating a second Warm Line specifically to support anyone in Virginia struggling with trauma, grief and distress caused by COVID-19. Trained staff provide strength-based support, resilience building strategies and community resources and referrals. (877) 349-6428 Call or TEXT No cost. Anonymous. 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday-Friday 5:00…

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CDC Announces New Studies on Concussions in Children The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Injury Center has announced two new studies completed in collaboration with colleagues at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia:   Characteristics Concussion in Elementary School-Aged Children: Implications for Clinical Management Characteristics of Diagnosed Concussions in Children Aged 0 to 4 Years…

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Through collaboration with the NYU School of Medicine (NYUSoM), the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) and its affiliates BIAV are conducting a survey to learn about how families of individuals with brain injury experience positive outcomes as a result of being caregivers. The objective of this study is to develop a scale to measure…

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Tell Us Your Needs and Make Your Voice Heard On behalf of the Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS), and as part of BIAV’s work for Virginia’s Federal TBI Act grant, we are conducting this survey to gain information we can provide to the Virginia Brain Injury Council (VBIC).   The VBIC advises the…

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May is National Member Appreciation Month: the perfect time to celebrate our incredible community! With so many people joining in 2020, we are taking the opportunity to highlight one of our new members, Malvina. Just before the new year, Malvina joined as a professional member. She has a personal connection to our mission and uses…

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Take a Survey

Do you live in Virginia? Have you had a traumatic brain injury (TBI)? If yes, we want to hear from you! Virginia Commonwealth University researchers are seeking adults with traumatic brain injuries who live in Virginia to answer a 5-minute survey regarding pain and opioid use. All participants must be at least 18 years old.…

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Anne McDonnell, Executive Director There have been few times in our history that have demanded as much from us as the coronavirus pandemic; this is the hardest thing many of us have ever experienced, and it seems like we’ve got a long way to go before we can meet together, eat together, and hug each…

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RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today issued a statewide Stay at Home order to protect the health and safety of Virginians and mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. The executive order takes effect immediately and will remain in place until June 10, 2020, unless amended or rescinded by a further executive order. The order…

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NIDILRR Recruiting Individuals with TBI to Review Consumer Factsheet Testing The NIDILRR-funded Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center (MSKTC) is recruiting individuals with disabilities and their caregivers to review and provide feedback on new consumer information products. Individuals with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and their caregivers are needed to review factsheets on a wide range of…

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