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Sometimes I inspire my patients; more often they inspire me

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.

To learn more view our Basics of Brain Injury Quick Guide.

To learn more view our  Domestic Violence and Brain Injury Quick Guide.

To learn more view our Opioids and Brain Injury Quick Guide.

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 will be providing a review and testing session on March 8, 2019 in conjunction with our Annual Making Headway Conference being held at the Renaissance Portsmouth Norfolk Waterfront Hotel please contact Lynn Scott at if you are interested in learning more.  

Eligibility Requirements 

Applicants must have had 500 hours of currently verifiable direct contact experience with an individual or individuals with brain injury (includes stroke). 

Experience can be paid employment and/or academic internship. 

The qualifying experience must have included formal supervision or have been conducted while the applicant operated under a professional license.  Volunteer work does not qualify. 

Applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent. 


$550 includes 5 webinars, one-day review session and exam administration. 

$2505 webinars only 

$350 – one-day review session + exam administration only 

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.

To read more information about concussions view our Concussion Quick Guide .

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
  • Assessment of Follow-up Care After emergency Department Presentation for Mild TBI and Concussion REsults from the TRACK-TBI Study 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
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    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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    Jay’s Story

  • Events
    Aug 31

    Tell Us What You Think!

    Help us help you! Please take a few minutes to complete our brief Legislative Priorities Survey to give us the insight we need to better understand and convey the needs of those we serve to legislators and policymakers.  

  • Sep 4

    Call for Presenters – Annual Conference

    We are searching for our next set of inspiring presenters for our 2019 Annual Conference! If you or someone you know has research, programs, or a story to tell to the brain injury community, we encourage you to apply online. Details are available here:     

  • Sep 17

    Annual Caregiver Forum November 3, 2018.

    Registration is open for our 2018 Annual Caregiver Forum.  Join us on November 3, 2018 at the Double Tree by Hilton in Charlottesville VA. Register today! A limited number of scholarships for travel expenses or overnight accommodations are available. Please complete your registration and choose the appropriate scholarship you are interested in and we will follow… Read more »

  • Oct 1

    Caregiving Following Traumatic Brain Injury

    Read our most recent blog post “ Caregiving Following Traumatic Brain Injury ” written by Brynn Morales.  Brynn Morales is a junior honors student in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at James Madison University. She is a research assistant in the Clinical Research in Neurogenic Communications Disorders lab. Her interest in studying traumatic brain… Read more »

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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