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

State of States 2019

The West Virginia University Center for Excellence in Disabilities Traumatic Brain Injury Services Program is honored to offer the following opportunities for a student and a person with a traumatic brain injury to attend the 30th Annual State of the States in Head Injury Meeting: Moving with the Times: 30 Years in Brain Injury Service and Delivery that will be held on September 23-26, 2019 in Kansas City, Missouri.

State of the States Kansas City 2019

This year marks the 30th State of the States in Head Injury Meeting, first held in 1990, and has the distinction of being the only annual national conference designed to foster communication and professional development among State government brain injury program administrators. Each year, approximately 100 key State and federal government employees; consumers; Brain Injury Association of America chartered state affiliates and U.S. Brain Injury Alliance state associations; and other professionals responsible for administering brain injury rehabilitation, community integration programs and services, assemble to learn about State and Federal initiatives, promising practices, and program administration. The State of the States program offers plenary and workshop sessions on a variety of topics covering treatment and rehabilitation; community services and supports; and outreach to unserved and underserved populations, as well as opportunities for information sharing among participants.

https://www.nashia.org/SOS2019.asp

Student Opportunity: (1) opportunity for a undergraduate or graduate level student in therapy, psychology or public health studies in West Virginia to The individual selected will have the opportunity to represent West Virginia along with other TBI stakeholders in this annual educational and networking opportunity. The individual will have his/her travel, conference registration, lodging and per diem costs covered.

Student Application (DOCX)

Person with a traumatic brain injury opportunity: (1) opportunity for a West Virginia resident who has been diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury to be selected and attend to represent West Virginia along with other TBI stakeholders in this annual educational and networking opportunity. The individual will have his/her travel, conference registration, lodging and per diem costs covered.

Survivor Application

If you are interested in one of these opportunities, please complete the appropriate application, along with any additional documentation needed and send to Sara Miller at sfmiller1@hsc.wvu.edu NO LATER THAN AUGUST 10, 2019. Any questions can be directed to sfmiller1@hsc.wvu.edu.