Project Victory understands the importance of providing information and supporting resources to patients and their families.
American Veterans with Brain Injuries, Inc.
American Veterans with Brain Injuries (AVBI) was organized in 2004 as a grassroots effort whose mission is to offer support to the families of American Service members and veterans who have suffered traumatic brain injuries. AVBI.org went live on the Internet in 2006 to provide a web based peer support network and information resource.
Brain Injury Association of America
Founded in 1980, the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) is the leading national organization serving and representing individuals, families and professionals who are touched by a life-altering, often devastating, traumatic brain injury (TBI). Together with its network of more than 40 chartered state affiliates, as well as hundreds of local chapters and support groups across the country, the BIAA provides information, education and support to assist the 3.17 million Americans currently living with traumatic brain injury and their families.
If you or someone you love has sustained a brain injury, please call the Brain Injury Association of America at 1-800-444-6443 for information and resources and/or visit, http://www.biausa.org.
Brain Injury Resource Foundation
The mission of the Brain Injury Resource Foundation is to provide education, advocacy and support for persons affected by brain injury.
Preventing, treating and living with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Advocacy, news and information for survivors, friends, families, caregivers and professionals.
Coalition for Iraq + Afghanistan Veterans
The Coalition for Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans (CIAV) is a national non-partisan partnership of organizations committed to working with and on behalf of all military, veterans, families, survivors and providers to strengthen the existing system of care and support for all those affected by the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center
The mission of the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC) is to serve active duty military, their beneficiaries, and veterans with traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) through state-of-the-art clinical care, innovative clinical research initiatives and educational programs. DVBIC fulfills this mission through ongoing collaboration with military, VA and civilian health partners, local communities, families and individuals with TBI.
This website features a Family Caregiver Curriculum.
Mayo Clinic-Traumatic Brain Injury
This site from the Mayo Clinic provides overview information on TBI written on a layperson level. Topics covered include signs and symptoms, causes, risk factors, diagnosis, complications, treatment, and coping.
Military.com was formed to help Americans in the military stay informed and connected and now has become the largest military and veteran membership organization – 10 million members. The site connects service members, military families and veterans to all of the benefits of service – government benefits, scholarships, discounts, lifelong friends, mentors etc.
Military One Source
Military OneSource is a U.S. Department of Defense program that provides resources and support to active-duty, National Guard and Reserve service members and their families anywhere in the world. The program is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at no cost to users.
National Resource Center for Traumatic Brain Injury
The National Resource Center’s site has some fact sheets and other informa-tion about TBI that is available free of charge (follow the links “FAQs” or “Article Reprints). They also sell books, DVDs, as-sessment tools, and kits for support group leaders in their online store.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
The Pathway Home
The Pathway Program is a Residential Recovery program specifically created for, and dedicated to serve, our Nation’s “New Warriors”—those of any age who have served our Nation’s Global War on Terror in areas of the world such as Afghanistan and Iraq. These Warfighters have survived the stressors of war, but find themselves experiencing problems that are “getting in the way” of functioning at their top form.
The Pathway Home Program can help to address many problems facing Warfighters and can help maximize each Warrior’s mental and physical health, resiliency, and overall functioning.
TexVet: Partners Across Texas is the collaborative effort of federal, state, and local organizations, that focuses on bringing our military members and those that care about them a wealth of resources. Our focus is on making it easier for military members and their families to find help. The resources identified through TexVet are meant for anyone who is serving or has served in any branch of the military, as well as the family members and others who care about a service member.
Traumatic Brain Injury Manual for Patients and Families
This manual, created by the University of Miami Medical School, covers the causes, complications, and rehabilitation of mild, moderate and severe TBI.
Traumatic Brain Injury: The Journey Home
The Journey Home - the CEMM Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) web site provides an informative and sensitive exploration of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), including information for patients, family members, and caregivers. Topics include types and symptoms of brain injury, TBI treatment and recovery, and helpful insights about the potential long-term effects of brain injury. Animation is used to help patients clearly understand the brain, and the results of injuries to different parts of the brain. Survivors and their caregivers share courageous stories about their own experiences, providing down-to-earth facts along with inspiration and hope. Watch the Traumatic Brain Injury introduction video.
Traumatic Brain Injury Survival Guide (Online Book)
Nearly all of the survivors of a traumatic head injury and their families with whom I have worked have had one complaint: There is nothing written that explains head injury in clear, easy to understand language. Most say the available material is too medical or too difficult to read. The goal of this online book is to better prepare the head injured person and family for the long road ahead.
Real Warriors Campaign
The Real Warriors Campaign is an initiative launched by the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE) to promote the processes of building resilience, facilitating recovery and supporting reintegration of returning service members, veterans and their families.