University of New Hampshire team of occupational therapy students conducting a research project exploring the relationships between brain injury and alcohol/drug use. The study is being conducted with Faculty member Dr. Barbara Prudhomme White with the purpose of learning how to best support people in the community who are living with brain injury. The survey is intended for adults only with brain injury.
Participants must be 18 years of age or older, their own legal guardians , and voluntarily taking the anonymous survey.
If you would like more information on the survey or are interested in helping this research, please click on link below.
NEURONIGHTS IS ONLINE!
While we can't do face-to-face interaction with the survivor community, NeuroNights will move online to continue teaching wellness skills and provide an online space for survivors and their families to connect with peers.
We are glad to keep building wellness skills for brain injury survivors and caregivers through our online workshops and games.
Our schedule, links to the online sessions, and instructions are available at https://discovery.osu.edu/cbi-neuronights
Please sign-up below to participate in NeuroNights Online.
We're excited to see you!
The Researchers at The Ohio State University are looking for participants for a study about financial coaching for individuals who are diagnosed with a chronic brain injury. They are interested in learning about the financial hardship experienced as result of this injury and whether financial coaching can help improve financial hardship situations.
Participants must be 18 years of age or older and must be currently suffering from chronic brain injury.
Participation in this research study includes up to nine meetings with a financial coach free of charge. Each meeting will last about 30 to 45 minutes and they are spread over the course of one year. The coaching meetings will occur in-person and over the phone.
Between the meetings the financial coach will follow-up in a short 5-minute phone call. Data collected include short surveys at the coaching meetings, your credit reports, and personal health information data, if a participant is still in treatment. All data will be confidential and stored securely.
If you are interested in learning more or participating, please contact Cristin Sutliff and Tia Johnson per email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 614-247-6337.
If you have a guardian or have given a power of attorney (POA) to an individual to act on your behalf, please let them know in your response to this email.
We would like to involve you and your legal representative in the financial coaching meetings.
Please feel free to share this opportunity with family, friends, and neighbors in Ohio.
Buckling your seatbelt when you get in your car, wearing a helmet when you ride your bike and making sure you keep your stairway in your home clear of clutter, are everyday choices that we make that can help prevent injury.
Research in traumatic brain injury has had a significant impact on prevention and rehabilitation of survivors. NEOBIF is committed to disseminating the results of research that can impact the quality of life of survivors and their families, as well as advancing the knowledge and skills of professionals who serve brain Injury survivors.
Navigating the complex health care and social services systems can be an overwhelming challenge. NEOBIF understands the need for assistance with identifying appropriate resources in our community. Please click on the “Community Resources” section above to see the pull down menu to discover available services in our community.
- Henry Ford
"It’s not over; it’s good to be alive and to be an encouragement to others. I have been realizing this one hug at a time, one hopeful word at a time, and learning that deep thankfulness results in joy which cannot be explained but only experienced. I am surrounded by the love of others and you are too, come along with me and enjoy this beautiful ride we have been blessed with, believe it."
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A key part of NEOBIF’s mission is educating survivors and their families, professionals and other service providers,
and the general public about brain injuries.
In the COMMUNITY RESOURCES section of our website, you will find information, links, and other resources pertaining to the causes, prevention, treatment, care, rehabilitation, and assessment of BIs.
How Do We Define a Brain Injury?
NEOBIF has adopted the Brain Injury Network’s definition of brain injury (BI), which is defined as “…traumatic brain injuries, strokes, brain illness, and any other kind of brain injury acquired after birth. However, a BI does not include what are classified as degenerative brain conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease or Parkinson’s disease.”
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