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For information on brain injury rehabilitation and continuing education events

Whether you are someone who works with persons with brain injury in a traditional medical setting, in the community, or in the school system, you are looking for resources for your patients and educational opportunities that enhance your skill set. If you are working in a human services field you are more than likely serving people with brain injuries, whether you work for a behavioral health organization, serve the homeless, provide medical care in a free clinic, or work with those who have experienced domestic violence…you need resources too.

If you look at the tabs below, we have provided specific information on a few topics.   If you can’t find what you’re looking for here, please use our resource request form or contact our office to get more information specific to your needs.

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The Academy of Certified Brain Injury Specialists offers a brain injury certification program for direct care staff and professionals with three options: Certified Brain Injury Specialist, Certified Brain Injury Specialist Trainer, and Provisional Certified Brain Injury Specialist. To become certified, you must demonstrate experience in the field and pass a written examination. BIAV is hoping to conduct a Review and testing session early in 2018; please contact Lynn Scott at if you are interested in learning more.

SPECIAL NOTE: if you find ACBIS materials (e.g. flash cards) on the web that are older than 1 year, don’t study it…the material has been updated for the current test!

  • Downloadable Resources
  • 2017 CBIS Exam Study Outline Download
  • ACBIS Flash Cards eBook Download
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Mild TBI/Concussion

Effectively treating patients with mild brain injury can be challenging. With ever changing guidelines, responding to their symptomatology and facilitating recovery requires dedication, understanding, research and expertise.

Below are some resources you may find helpful. For more information, please fill out our Resource Request Form or contact our office.







  • Downloadable Resources
  • Taking Care of Yourself When Your Head's Been Hurt Download
  • Mild TBI: A Neuropsychiatric Approach to Diagnosis, Evaluation, and Treatment Download
  • Clinical Practice Guidelines for Mild TBI and Persistent Symptoms Download
  • A Concussion is a Brain Injury: Get the Facts Download
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Cognitive/Behavioral Issues

Improving the cognitive and behavioral recovery of your patients is among the most challenging and meaningful work you do.  Those whose executive function skills impair their ability to live independently and safely function in their home and community require specialized treatment planning and intervention.


Below are some resources you may find helpful. For more information, please fill out our Resource Request Form or contact our office.


  • Downloadable Resources
  • The Efficacy of Cognitive Behavior Therapy in the Treatment of Emotional Distress After ABI Download
  • Neuropsychiatric Sequelae of Traumatic Brain Injury Download
  • Evidence-based Review of Cognitive & Behavioral Rehab Treatment Studies in Children with ABI Download
  • Cognitive Rehabilitation Interventions for Executive Function Download
  • Find a Community Resource

    Find a Community Resource

    You can search our database of local resouces online right here on our site. Just type in your zipcode or address and then click the "Search" button.

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    June 28, 2017

    Kelly’s Story

  • Events
    Sep 16

    RABA’s Heart of Virginia Bike Ride to Benefit BIAV

    The Richmond Area Bicycling Association’s (RABA) 2017 Heart of Virginia Century will take place on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at the historic Hanover County Courthouse.

  • Oct 9

    Register for BIAV’s Annual Charity Golf Classic

    BIAV’s 13th Annual Charity Golf Classic is being held on Columbus Day, October 9, 2017. We are excited to return to Salisbury Country Club and anticipate another great event.

  • Nov 4

    Attention Caregivers: Need to Re-energize?

    The Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) and the Brain Injury Association of Virginia (BIAV) will be hosting our 6th Annual Caregiver Forum on November 4th.

  • Mar 2

    Save The Date – BIAV Annual Conference: Making Headway

    BIAV’s Annual Conference, Making Headway, will be held on March 2-3, 2018 at the Hilton Richmond Hotel & Spa/Short Pump. March 2 will be a preconference workshop geared towards professionals and the annual conference will take place on March 3.

Resource Request Form

BIAV has a vast library of information on brain injury, its resulting consequences, and a variety of related topics. To request more information from BIAV, complete our Resource Request Form or contact us at 1-800-444-6443 or 804-355-5748.

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