The Brain Injury Alliance of Nebraska (biane.org) offers a free service that assists individuals with a brain injury, families, and caregivers through its Resource Facilitation program. Resource facilitators serve as points of contact for individuals and families across the state seeking help with brain injury.
Additionally, resource facilitators network with community providers and service systems to educate others about the unique needs of people with brain injuries. Providing this education and awareness can then increase the support systems available for people living with brain injuries and reduce the stigma about brain injuries.
Brain injuries are often labeled an “invisible injury.” Often, it is the most extreme physical symptoms such as seizures, weakness, and paralysis that tend to be associated with brain injuries. However, there are far more subtle symptoms that affect individuals who have experienced a brain injury.
Symptoms such as memory and reasoning impairments, social agitation, impulsiveness, and lack of initiative often cause problems with completing daily tasks and maintaining productive employment and relationships. Without proper recognition and help in developing strategies to manage these symptoms, livelihoods and families are often negatively impacted.
To learn how you can partner with the Brain Injury Alliance of Nebraska’s Resource Facilitation program, visit biane.org/partner-with-us.
The Brain Injury Alliance of Nebraska was founded in 2009 to create better futures for all Nebraskans through brain injury prevention, education, advocacy and support. For more information, contact Peggy Reisher, MSW, executive director, at email@example.com or (402) 890-0606.