OUR LIBRARY MATERIALS
Our Library contains a variety of materials that you are welcome to use in any way. The arrangement is rather arbitrary, so you will want to check all categories. There are materials for all levels of understanding. Some materials are designed for survivors and families, while others are designed for professionals. One provider uses the materials to educate families by arranging a laptop and private location. Please let us know if you have success with these materials - and let us know your comments and suggestions.
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2010 NEEDS ASSESSMENT SURVEY REPORT
This needs assessment report presents the answers and comments of individuals and families coping with brain injury. This report is based on participants in an on-line survey that ran from October through December 2010 on the ABIN-PA website homepage. Thanks to the 93 Pennsylvania participants and to the many ABIN-PA volunteers who designed and produced the survey.
STARTING OR IMPROVING A SUPPORT GROUP
This Manual was created by and is being freely offered by John Pistorius of the Pittsburgh Area Brain Injury Alliance,
c/o 334 W. Slippery Rock Street, Chicora PA,
(724) 445-3540. Our thanks to John for this excellent resource.
PEER TO PEER TRAINING
ABIN-PA is proud to introduce its first Peer to Peer Training Manual for download and use by individuals and groups. This manual uses a "read aloud" format with group discussion at the end of each page. There are a few suggestions for group use at the back of the Manual but you are also welcome to request free training in this simple approach. We can easily help you out using our toll-free teleconferencing line. We want you to be able to present this program with confidence at your location - because group discussions and the sharing of examples bring this program alive. The response to the pilot session of our program was outstanding and we look forward to hearing the experience of other groups. Please check out the Manual and email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
BOOKS - Click Buy At Amazon for Reviews
Type "brain injury" into the Amazon search window and check out the wide variety of books. We have placed our book recomendations below the Amazon window with information on each of these recommended books. You cam get most of them through Amazon.
Serving Traumatic Brain Injury Survivors Within Trauma Informed Mental Health Systems of Care
Under Trauma Informed Care, mental health services will be provided to brain injury survivors, rather than brain injury rehabilitation. Behavioral health best practices must be expanded to include brain injury best practices for those who have experienced trauma.
Judges' Bench Book -
Time for Change: Stop Behavioral Health Involvement & Divert Survivors to Brain Injury Rehabilitation
Requesting that brain injury survivors be identified and diverted into brain injury rehabilitation rather than mental health services.
Recovery for Brain Injured Children: Reducing Downstream Costs by Implementing the Federal E.P.S.D.T. Mandate
Under age 21, federal Medicaid law requires states to provide all necessary services to ameliorate whatever condition a child has. Unrehabilitated brain injury leads to school failure, incarceration (80% of inmates), domestic violence (100% of batterers), and homelessness (80%). Pennsylvania, however, has a Medicaid system which does not result in brain injury rehabilitation for children.
PENNSYLVANIA STATISTICS ON TBI
(Extrapolated from Statistics on the PA Department of Health Website)
Please share with your family, friends, and professionals!
Thanks to the Community Service Spotlight and host Eric Forsythe for this interview of Barb Dively and Dorene Pascekoff where ABIN-PA and brain injury are discussed.
Thanks to the many survivors, family members, and professionals who participated in this project including those who were not included in the final version. The DVD was created by Leonard Lies of Dream Catchers, Inc. with funding from the PA Department of Public Works under grants CFDA 93.779 and 11-P-92120/3-01 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal government.
PowerPoint PRESENTATIONS - ABIN-PA
Brain Injury Basics for Survivors & Families in PA(PowerPoint) - Barbara A. Dively, with permission from the Brain Injury Association of New Jersey, adapted from their PowerPoint, Brain Injury Basics for Families
Brain Injury In Pennsylvania (PowerPoint)- Barbara A. Dively
Maximizing Recovery...After Brain Injury(PowerPoint) - Barbara A. Dively, adapted with permission from a presentation by the Brain Injury Association of New Jersey
Welcoming People in Recovery from Brain Injury(PowerPoint) - Barbara A. Dively, adapted with permission from a presentation by the Brain Injury Association of New Jersey
PowerPoint PRESENTATIONS - OTHER
Basics of Brain Injury (PowerPoint) - David L. Strauss, PhD - technical
Brain and Brain Injury 101 (PowerPoint) = posted with permission from Barbara Geiger-Parker, Brain Injury Associationof New Jersey technical, very little text - posted with permission of T.W. McAllister, MD, Professorof Psychiatry, Director of Neuropsychiatry, Dartmouth Medical School
Brain Injury Basics for Families in NJ (PowerPoint) - posted with permission from Barbara Geiger-Parker, Brain Injury Associationof New Jersey
Case Management Within PA Medicaid (PowerPoint) - Eric Ulsh and Jean Whitehead. With their permission.
Challenging Behaviors: Assessment and Intervention Strategies (PowerPoint) - posted with permission from Laura A. Flashman, Neuropsychiatry Section, Neuropsychology Program and Brain Imaging Laboratory, Department of Psychiatry, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH
Employment, the Final Frontier (PowerPoint) - posted with permission from Karen Flippo, Brain Injury Association of America
Evaluation & Treatment of Inmates/Patients with TBI (PowerPoint) - posted with permission from Frederick Maue, MD, Director of Clinical Services, PA Department of Corrections
Medication Approaches to the Neuropsychiatric Sequelae of TBI (PowerPoint) - posted with permission of T.W. McAllister, MD, Professor of Psychiatry, Director of Neuropsychiatry, Dartmouth Medical School
Mild TBI With Major Sequelae: Why Don't They Believe Me? (PowerPoint) - posted with permission of T.W. McAllister, MD, Professor of Psychiatry, Director of Neuropsychiatry, Dartmouth Medical School
SSA Disability Benefit Programs (PowerPoint) - Requirements. Filing an application. Appeal process. Medicare. Work incentives.
Traumatic Brain Injury: Physical, Cognitive, and Behavioral Implications - Many resources given for information, assistive technology, and training. With permission from the Maryland Mental Hygiene Administration.
Brain Injury School Re-entry Program team leaders and their contact information. Brain S.T.E.P.S. is a new program to help schools prepare for children who are returning after a brain injury.
Brain Injury Recovery Blueprint - a plan to modify state systems to serve those with brain injury.
Fact Sheets, Brain Injury Association of America - for single sheets to print and distribute.
Free Literature, Department of Health Brain Injury Helpline - list of good books available in the past.
www.lapublishing.com - materials for all ages and all levels of expertise, beginners through professionals.
TBI Treatment Standards, Brain Injury Association of Pennsylvania - lists sources of standards
ALASKA BEHAVIORAL HEALTH & TBI
Alaska Department of Health & Social Services, Behavioral Health, TBI Initiative http://www.hss.state.ak.us/dbh/tbi/docs_resources.htm
Alaska Screening Tool for Behavioral Health, Substance Abuse & TBI - used to screen those coming into substance abuse, criminal justice and mental health programs. Those with brain injury are provided with brain injury services using mental health funding under the federal definition of serious mental illness.
Traumatic Brain Injuries and Mental Health - Is This Really Our Problem? - Leonard Abel, PhD, Alaska
White Paper on Program Development - Alaska
HBOT Treatment - HBOT Study offers free treatment to Veterans with brain injury or brain injury plus PTSD.
HYPERBARIC OXYGEN THERAPY (HBOT) - Medicaid Approved for Kids in Georgia!
Accessing_HBOT_in_Hospitals - Freels
Advocacy Information with Links - Freels
Article + References - 06/2004 - Harch
Brain Regeneration Verified in Animal Study - Dr. Paul Harch - rat studies verify that oxygen under pressure causes the brain to rebuild and repair.
Case_Histories with SPECT Scans - Dr. Paul Harch - 1992 Senate testimony including many cases of TBI. Before and after case descriptions and S.P.E.C.T. scans showing that the brain rebuilds itself as to volume, definition, and function, through the use of oxygen under pressure.
Children with Cerebral Palsy - James
Curt Allen Case History Video - Paul Harch, MD - 10 months of HBOT take a teenager from barely responsive to walking, talking, joking, smiling, and planning to drive again.
DoD & VA Joint HBOT Proposal for Veterans - E-News
Georgia Administrative Hearing - 08/09/2006 - federally approved for children's Medicaid
"Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy", http://www.amazon.com/Hyperbaric-Oxygen-Therapy-Neubauer-Walker/dp/0895297590 - Richard A. Neubauer, MD & Morton Walker, DPM - "what do people who suffer strokes, multiple sclerosis attacks, and severed limbs have in common.......?"
Medicaid_Law_Regarding Children - Freels
"The Oxygen Revolution: Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy: The Groundbreaking New Treatment for Stroke, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, Arthritis, Autism, Learning Disabilities and More" - Paul Harch, MD - http://www.amazon.com/Oxygen-Revolution-Hyperbaric-Groundbreaking-Disabilities/dp/1578262372