Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Resources Washington State

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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 Informational Videos

This Video Series provides a collection of informational resource supports:

What is Traumatic Brain Injury or TBI ? - YouTube

 

Cognitive Behavior Changes with TBI - YouTube

 

What are Person Centered Practices? - YouTube

 

One Page Profile - YouTube

 

Reflective Listening - YouTube

 

Return to School and Traumatic Brain Injury or TBI - YouTube

 

Traumatic Brain Injury TBI and Return to Work - YouTube

 

Independent Living and Traumatic Brain Injury or TBI - YouTube

 

TBI Inside Corrections - YouTube

 

Wheeled Sports Concussion Safety - YouTube

 

Open Your Eyes to Distracted Driving - YouTube

 

Understanding Dementia - YouTube

 

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 Tuesday 5-6 PM

1st Thursday 6-7 PM (Caregiver Focus)

2nd Wednesday 3-4 PM

2nd Wednesday 6-7 PM

3rd Monday 6-7 PM (Veteran and Improv Focus)

3rd Friday 5-6 PM

4th Monday 6-7 PM

4th Thursday 4-5 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.  

 

Brain Health and Wellness Classes and Brain Injury Today (BIT) Podcast

The TBI Council, in conjunction with the BIAWA, are providing FREE Brain Health and Wellness Classes via ZOOM. A variety of topics will be discussed including health and fitness, managing fatigue, problem solving and much more.

Brain Health and Wellness Classes - Registration

Brain Injury Today (BIT) Podcast - BIAWA

 

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


RCW 74.31 requires that services are in place for Information and Referral (Resources) and Support Groups that have a statewide presence.

 

Brain Injury Alliance of Washington (BIAWA)

BIAWA (1-877-982-4292) provides FREE assistance to individuals with TBI, and their support network.  Through information, referral, and resources. Spanish available.  

 

TBI Virtual Support Groups (VSG) 

Hey Peers 

 

Veteran National Assistance

VA care, benefits, and services – 1-800-698-2411 - live agent for assistance

 

Washington State Department of Veteran Affairs (WDVA)

WDVA provides TBI support to veterans, and anyone working with or supporting veterans.  

 

Community Living Connections / Programs

Washington Connection – Access link to an array of services 

CLC - Programs to help navigate long-term services and supports.  

WA 2-1-1 (wa211.org) 

Amerigroup FCS – Programs for Jobs, Housing and Independently Living 

 

Centers for Independent Living (CILs)

CILs Provide services and advocacy for Independent Living. 
 
 

Washington State Lifespan Respite (LRW)

Lifespan Respite Washington Provide temporary relief to family caregivers.  

 

Housing Assistance 

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

ALTSA Housing Resources 

ALTSA Supportive Housing Services 

Coordinated Entry Program 

Washington State Department of Commerce Homelessness Assistance

 

Employment Assistance

Pathways to Employment 

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation | DSHS (wa.gov) 

Work Source WA 

 

Washington State ABLE Accounts

Washington State’s ABLE Savings Plan allows people with disabilities like TBI and their families to save for future expenses without losing their state and federal benefits.