Family Caregivers Sought for Research Study – Earn $100 or More!

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ISA Associates, a behavioral health and research organization is testing a new web-based wellness program made specifically for working caregivers. The program, called THRIVE!, was developed using a grant from the National Institutes of Health.  The goals of THRIVE! are to: Improve the wellbeing of family caregivers and help manage the stresses of working and…

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BIAV Honors Executive Director’s 20th Year

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The Brain Injury Association of Virginia (BIAV) is honoring Executive Director Anne McDonnell’s 20th anniversary with the organization this month. The only statewide association dedicated exclusively to improving the lives of people impacted by brain injury in Virginia, BIAV has seen tremendous growth under Ms. McDonnell’s direction. “She is the epitome of leadership and excellence…

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CDC Releases New Report on Emergency Department Visits for Bicycle-Related TBIs/Concussions

In Monday, May 17th’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) highlighted a new report that indicates that the rate of emergency departments (ED) visits for bicycle-related traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and concussions decreased by almost half (49%) among children, but only by 6% among adults between 2009 and…

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Researchers Seeking Women Caregivers to Participate in Virtual Interviews

Are you a woman serving as a full-time caregiver to a survivor of brain injury? If so, your voice, ideas, and perspectives are sought for a study that will help inform practice and supports. Most caregiving is provided by mothers, partners, sisters, and daughters, but few studies have looked specifically at the experiences of these…

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BIAV Wins National Innovation Award from the Alliance for Information and Referral Systems

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The Brain Injury Association of Virginia (BIAV) has been selected as the 2021 Alliance for Information and Referral Systems (AIRS) winner for Innovation in Operational Effectiveness. AIRS is the driving force behind the delivery of quality information and referral (I&R) services and the sole source for standards, program accreditation and practitioner certification for the I&R…

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Brain Injury Association of Virginia Welcomes New Members to Board of Directors

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The Brain Injury Association of Virginia (BIAV), the only statewide association dedicated exclusively to improving the lives of people impacted by brain injury in Virginia, is pleased to announce three new additions to the Board of Directors: Natalie Drawdy, Gary DuPriest, and Kathleen Hardesty. The Board of Directors volunteer their time and talents to govern…

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Participants Needed for Virtual Berg Balance Scale Study

Want to help researchers develop objective balance measures using Virtual Reality? The Virtual Berg Balance Scale is a research study using an interactive game to assess the players balance. The purpose of the study is to learn a new way to objectively measure balance. You are being asked to consider this study because you are…

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Love Your Brain 6-Week Wellness Program: Enrollment Now Open!

Join Love Your Brain for a FREE 6-week online program designed to build resilience and community through yoga, mindfulness, and education for people with traumatic brain injury (including concussion) and their family caregivers. You can choose between: A weekly Group Discussion over Zoom to cultivate mental flexibility, positive thinking, and more! A weekly gentle Yoga…

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FREE Positive Parenting Workshop

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If you or someone you know is a parent with a traumatic brain injury, we invite you to attend the next FREE virtual session focusing on positive parenting. Details: April 28, 2021 – 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (EST) All participants will be given a $100 gift card for participating. Please view the event flyer…

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Summer Internship Opening!

We're Hiring

Calling all Virginia Undergraduate students! We’re hiring a Development/Marketing intern for Summer 2021 and we hope you’ll apply! View the full job description and application directions below: About Us For 38 years, the Brain Injury Association of Virginia (BIAV) has been the only state-wide resource for brain injury information, resources, advocacy, education, and outreach. Our…

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