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

Infographics

Concussion Recovery Goes Beyond the Playing Field

Concussions are a form of traumatic brain injury.

Concussions bring on mental and emotional symptoms, not just physical.

Difficulties with thought processes following a concussion can interfere with a student’s ability to learn.

Over 300,000 children are treated for concussion annually.

Children and adolescents take about 2 to 4 weeks to recover from a concussion.

Download Concussion Recovery Image

Concussion is a Form of Traumatic Brain Injury

Concussion diagnoses for people under the age of 22 rose 500% between 2010 and 2014.

Concussions do not always involve being “knocked out” or a loss of consciousness.

Concussions can bring about multiple symptoms, including: headaches, confusion, nausea/vomiting, sleepiness, ringing in the ears, or irritability.

80-90% of concussions will resolve within 3 to 4 weeks of injury.

Download Concussion Image

Domestic Violence is a Growing Cause of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

As many as 20 million women each year could have a TBI caused by domestic violence.

The head and face are among the most common targets of intimate partner assaults.

Women who are abused are more likely to have repeated injuries to the head.

Survivors of domestic violence with a TBI are likely to experience difficulty with attention, concentration, memory, in executive functioning and in processing information.

Download Domestic Violence Image