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For information on brain injury rehabilitation and continuing education events

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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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  • Events
    Nov 16

    Fall 2017 E-Newsletter

    New! Fall 2017 Edition of BIAV’s e-newsletter. Here you’ll find updates on our 13th Annual Charity Golf Classic and Richmond Area Bicycle Association’s Bike Event.  You’ll also find information about our new website, meet our new interns, and read about upcoming events!  View E- Newsletter here!

  • Nov 18

    VCU TBI Model System Funded for Another Five Years

    Dr. Jefferey Kreutzer and Dr. David Cifu have been awarded over two million dollars to study outcomes and evaluate treatments for traumatic brain injury over the next five years.  funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) within the U.S. Dept. of Human and Health Services, Administration for Community Living,… Read more »

  • Nov 29

    Meet the Brain Injury Association of Virginia’s New Interns

    Meet the Brain Injury Association of Virginia’s New Interns!   REBECCA Rebecca (“Becka”) Herbig is a second-year Masters’ of Social Work student at Virginia Commonwealth University, concentrating on administration, planning, and policy practice. Prior to returning to school, Becka practiced law in Richmond with a focus on product liability, medical liability, and personal injury. Becka… Read more »

  • 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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