Training

Free Training is Available

The Brain Injury Association Resource Center is now able to provide free brain injury training for professional groups/provider agencies and community organizations in Rhode Island. In addition, the Rhode Island Disability Law Center and the Brain Injury Association of Rhode Island are now offering advocacy trainings for health care facilities, human service agencies and community organizations.

For Community Organizations

The RI Department of Human Services contracted with the Brain Injury Association of Rhode Island to develop brain injury training for community organizations such as, social clubs, special interest or civic groups, and places of worship. Studies have shown that recovery and adjustment are enhanced when individuals return to community participation as soon as possible. Active participation as a valued member of a community group can have a positive impact throughout the recovery process. For those who will not enjoy a full recovery, the adjustment process is made easier when they do get involved in community and have contact with a large circle of support.

The video entitled Understanding Traumatic Brain Injury: Welcoming the Traumatic Brain Injury Survivor Back into Your Community Group provides basic education on the causes and consequences of traumatic brain injury, overview of common areas of difficulty including practical approaches and techniques to support participation in social and community activities, followed by interview input from individuals with brain injury and family members.

The Brain Injury Association Resource Center is able to provide these trainings to any community group or organization in Rhode Island free of charge at your site. For further information or to schedule a training call (401) 228-3319 or email braininjurycenter@biari.org.

Funding for the video training project was provided by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Administration Department of Health and Human Services Grant project # H21MC00057-01.

Information Training

  • We offer a variety of trainings, free of charge that can be tailored to suit your group or agencies needs. For additional information or to schedule an on-site training, call (401) 228-3319 or email braininjurycenter@biari.org.


  • Orientation to Brain Injury

    Introduction to Brain Injury Resources and Services in RI

    Domestic Violence and Traumatic Brain Injury

    The Hidden Brain Injured

    Brain Injury in Older Adults

    Brain Injury and Substance Abuse

    Brain Injury Prevention: Safety Tips

    Concussions in Sports and Recreation

  • Free Brain Injury Training Videos For Professionals

    The Brain Injury Association Resource Center is now able to provide free brain injury training for professional groups/provider agencies and community organizations in Rhode Island.

    The RI Department of Human Services contracted with the Brain Injury Association of Rhode Island to develop five brain injury trainings for service providers and professional groups. Each video provides an introduction to traumatic brain injury, followed by approaches, strategies, accommodations and insights specific to that provider or professional field. Four of the videos are concluded with interview and input from survivors of brain injury and family members.

    Brain Injury: A Practical Training for Case Managers
    (43 minutes viewing time)

    Brain Injury: A Practical Training for Direct Care Givers
    (50 minutes viewing time)

    Brain Injury: A Practical Training for Mental Health Professionals
    (46 minutes viewing time)

    Brain Injury: A Practical Training for Substance Abuse Treatment Professionals
    (44 minute viewing time; brain injury survivor interviews are not included in this presentation)

    Brain Injury: A Practical Training for Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors
    (53 minute viewing time)

    The RI Brain Injury Resource Center is able to provide these trainings to any Rhode Island service provider agency or professional group free of charge at your site. For further information or to schedule training, call (401) 228-3319

    Funding for the video training project was provided by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Administration Department of Health and Human Services Grant project # H21MC00057-01.

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