Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Resources Washington State

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TBI Skill Builder – Washington Online Training - TBI Skill Builder WA 

TBI Skill Builder is a NO Cost Online Workforce Development Training for Providers, All Facilities Staff, Homecare Staff, Social Workers, Families and anyone working with adults that have a TBI.  

The course includes topics on understanding the reason for challenging behaviors, supporting participation in personally meaningful activities, responding to challenging situations and behaviors, and much more.

WA State DSHS Approved Clock Hour Provider
 

Return to School (RTS) – Washington State -  Home | Return To School 

RTS is designed specifically for Washington educators, parents, and community providers who support students with brain injury. Find resources for ITC, Webinars / Instructional videos, and the Brain Injury Management Toolkit.

“In the Classroom (ITC)” is a FREE Online professional development course created for working with students.

 

TBI Events Portal Upcoming Events, Safe Kids, Conferences and Workshops, past event recordings

TBI-BH ECHO Registration - UW TBI – Behavioral Health ECHO Tele-Conference Series – Connecting Front-Line Providers with Specialists to discuss evidence-based treatments and case consultation.  First Friday of every month 12:00 – 1:30 PM PST – Starting 7 Jan 2022

 

TBI Informational Videos

This Video Series provides a collection of informational resource supports:

What is Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) ?

            Cognitive Behavior Changes with TBI

            Understanding Dementia

 

What are Person Centered Practices?

            One Page Profile

            Reflective Listening

 

Return to School and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

 

Independent Living and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

            Pathway to Affordable Housing

                       Options for Housing through Long Term Care Services

                       The Governor's Opportunity for Supportive Housing (GOSH)

            Traumatic Brain Injury TBI and Return to Work

            Self Care for Caregivers

 

TBI Inside Corrections

 

Open Your Eyes to Distracted Driving

            Wheeled Sports Concussion Safety

 

TBI Virtual Support Groups (VSG)

Virtual Support Groups can be found on Hey Peers.  Internet Location Finder:  Washington State Drive-In Wi-Fi Hotspots  

TBI Support Groups Information Flyer

The Washington State Traumatic Brain Injury Council provides Support Groups through the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) that emphasize education and interpersonal support. The TBI Support Groups are predicated on the concept that a person-centered approach can empower and enrich an individual’s life following a Traumatic Brain Injury.

To that end, the emphasis of DSHS TBI Funded Support groups is to aid in developing long-term knowledge and generic problem-solving skills to help attendees overcome obstacles that may interfere with a fulfilling life. While these groups may provide a therapeutic effect, they do not provide therapy and instead focus on delivering organized bodies of knowledge and resources for the betterment of attendees.  

The universal shift to a single virtual platform for Support Groups continues the work previously started, and truly brings opportunities to all parts of Washington State.  Increased opportunity to attend and receive support, education, and resource information is an important part of the work that can meet even remote rural areas.  This shift allows for the outreach necessary to grow TBI programs, resources, education, and information under new systems.

Current Monthly Group Schedule

•    1st Friday – Caregiver: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
•    1st Sunday: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
•    1st Monday: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
•    2nd Thursday: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
•    3rd Monday – Veterans Focus - 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
•    3rd Friday: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
•    4th Thursday: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
•    4th Friday: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

 

TBI Training, Conferences / Workshops, Webinars and Events

Building Capacity in Brain Injury Series - TBI Events Portal

The TBI Council and DSHS have built a FREE Virtual Conference and Workshop series.  

 

Washington State TBI Strategic Partnerships Advisory Council Meetings 

Oct 6, 2022,  9 – 11 AM - Virtual, Link and Agenda Posted prior to Meeting

 

National Association of State Head Injury Administrators (NASHIA)

NASHIA provides information on national trends, best practices, and TBI stakeholders across the country - Trainings Archive

 

Resource and Support Programs


Community-Based Resources, Information, & Assistance

WA 2-1-1 Assistance (wa211.org)

WA 2-1-1 is a free confidential community service and your one-stop connection to the local services you need.  From utility assistance, food, housing, health, child-care, after school programs, elder care, crisis intervention and much more.  Video -  UWW 211 PSA Final HD

Community Living Connections (CLC) 

Get information and assistance to help navigate services and support options in your home and community. Talk with someone over the phone or in person about your situation, learn about organizations and referral options, connect with local service providers, and learn about community engagement opportunities.

Washington Connection - Apply for a variety of services and benefits, such as Food, Cash, Child Care, Long-Term Care, and Medical.

Amerigroup Foundational Community Supports (FCS) - Learn about eligibility and support for Jobs, Housing, and Independent Living. 

Center for Independent Living (CILs) - Learn about services and advocacy by and for person with all types of disabilities.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - Provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, as well as prevention, crisis, and professional resources. 

US Department of Veteran Affairs VA (va.gov) - Provides care, benefits, and services for veterans, service members, and family members. Contact 1-800-698-2411 for live agent assistance. 

Washington Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) - Provides support to veterans, family members, and anyone working with or supporting veterans.  

Brain Injury Alliance of Washington (BIAWA) - Provides assistance to individuals with TBI and their support network through information, referral, and resources. Spanish speaking assistance available.  Contact 1-877-982-4292 

Lifespan Respite Washington (LRW) - Provides temporary relief to family caregivers.  

Washington State’s ABLE Savings Plan Accounts - Provides a way for people with disabilities and their families to save for future expenses without losing their state and federal benefits.
 

Employment Assistance

Pathways to Employment 

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation | DSHS (wa.gov) 

Work Source WA 

 

Housing Assistance 

Housing assistance programs, Adult Family Homes, Assisted Living Facilities, In-Home Care Assistance, and homeless programs.

ALTSA Housing Resources 

Options for Housing Through Long-Term Care Services Video
What is the Governor’s Opportunity for Supportive Housing? Video
ALTSA Housing Brochure (English) – translations available on the website 
ALTSA Housing Resource 811 Brochure 
ALTSA Housing Resource NED Brochure 
ALTSA Housing Resource-Bridge Subsidy Brochure
     Translated Housing Brochures
GOSH One-Pager
Statewide GOSH Provider Network Map

ALTSA Supportive Housing Services 

Coordinated Entry Program 

Washington State Department of Commerce Homelessness Assistance