COVID-19 Update

For the time being, COVID-19 is affecting TBI services.

TBI staff will remain available to you. You can email or call us. Please reach out if you have questions or needs.

Funds For You (FFY). TBI Clients are still able to work with their TBI Social Worker to submit and apply for FFY, we are just limiting home visits, and travel for our staff, so all FFY applications will need to be submitted via e-mail, mail, or planned ahead with your TBI Social Worker.

We want to make sure everyone is safe and healthy.

Training & Presentations: TBI has canceled all in-person trainings and presentations. TBI can offer trainings from a distance using Zoom. Zoom is a remote video platform. If you would like to schedule a training, please contact us. Also, keep checking back as we schedule online training opportunities.

Remember: The TBI staff are still here to support you in navigating life after a TBI. Please call or e-mail us, and we will be happy to be creative in ways to best support your needs.

Phone: 304-290-7412
Email: TBI@hsc.wvu.edu or Miranda.Talkington@hsc.wvu.edu

Brief Literature Review on TBI within the Homeless Population, 2018

October 2018, the National Health Care for the Homeless Council issued a report indicating the need for adapted practice guidelines for the care of individuals with TBI and unstable living situations. The report found that disabilities associated with TBI include neuropsychological dysfunction and behavioral problems, which many times interfere with a person’s ability to maintain stable housing, employment and relationships. TBI may play a previously unrecognized role in the onset and course of homelessness and in the use of the health care system by individuals who are homeless. The recommendations found in the report are for TBI generally, and where specific, highlight unique aspects of managing TBI for patients who are homeless.

Adapting Your Practices: Recommendations for the Care of Patients Who are Homeless or Unstably Housed Living with the Effects of Traumatic Brain Injury.