Traumatic Brain Injury Resource Center

Toledo, OH   |  https://tbirc.org

Mission

Our mission is to support TBI survivors and their caregivers, inform professionals whose work touches clients with a head injury, promote prevention, and increase awareness of the impact of traumatic brain injury on society.

Ruling year info

2014

Co-founder and Executive Director

Jackie Moore

Main address

7430 W Central Avenue Suite C

Toledo, OH 43617 USA

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EIN

47-1421039

NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (E01)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a leading cause of death in the United States. Between the years of 2006 and 2014 there was a 53% increase in emergency room visits, hospitalizations and death due to TBI. Recovering from a TBI can be lifelong and for many of us insurance only covers a small portion of our rehabilitative care. The center was designed to help TBI survivors and caregivers navigate the difficult road to brain injury rehabilitation and recovery.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Speech. Cognitive and Memory Group Therapy

Our speech therapy program incorporates Graduate students under the supervision of a licensed speech pathologist to provide therapy in a group setting to 10 to 20 brain injury survivors in 1 hour sessions twice per week. We are developing online group sessions to be executed in early 2021.

Population(s) Served
People with intellectual disabilities

The Occupational therapist works with TBI survivors and caregiver's to provide the tools and education necessary to help them navigate their neuro cognitive deficits and improve their quality of life. We serve people in the Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan that are able to come into the center to participate in activities. We are currently developing online programming that will be available nationally in 2021.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities
People with physical disabilities

Where we work

Awards

Ray of Hope for Outstanding Community Organization 2018

Sylvania Area Family Services

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The primary goal of the programming offered at the Traumatic Brain Injury Resource Center (TBIRC) is to maximize successful outcomes for persons post-brain injury who live in Northwest Ohio as they transition from a traditional medical model system of care to a model system of care within the naturalistic context of community. This transition to community has become more important in recent years given that the admission rates for persons admitted to the Emergency Department immediately following injury discharged to home has increased by 70%, whereas hospitalization admits have increased by only 11%. The participants in programming at TBIRC have identified the need for programming that includes the following: a basic understanding of the principles of neural plasticity and how to apply these to daily living skills, both at home and within the community; implementing lifestyle modifications to maximize their overall health and wellbeing; learning effective coping strategies and the ability to apply the use of these strategies in everyday life; engagement in pre-employment and/or community service work opportunities; social participation; an understanding and ability to apply the use of compensatory strategies and aids; and, engagement in leisure pursuits. In addition, the TBIRC provides resources to families/caregivers of persons post-brain injury to include emotional support; resources; referrals; and, education.

The TBIRC offers both individual and group programming for persons post-brain injury, as well as to their families/caregivers. Programming at TBIRC has been designed to engage individuals in activities that they have identified as having meaning to them. Groups are structured to target specific skills required for successful community integration. The group format provides participants with an opportunity to acquire new skills in an environment that is conducive to learning through engagement in structured, purposeful, and personally meaningful and relevant activities. Program participants are provided with less-structured opportunities that are designed to improve their ability to transfer newly learned skills to community-based tasks which have different parameters but are similar in nature. Program participants gain increased awareness of their limitations post-brain injury and the compensatory strategies and aids that can help them to adapt to these limitations either during their recovery or in some cases, when neurological recovery is not possible. Families/caregivers are taught strategies to assist program participants with the application of compensatory strategies and aids outside of the program in order to reinforce their use.

The Traumatic Brain Injury Resource Center is housed within the naturalistic context of a community. The programming is supported in part by Mercy Health, which provides oversight to the center, as well as referrals for patients post-brain injury when they transition out of the medical model and require continuity of care through community-based programming and resources designed to meet the specific needs of this population. Mercy Health has a long and recognized history in providing state-of-the-art medical care as a Level I Trauma Center equipped with a Mobile Stroke Unit, Certified Stroke Center, and Neuro-Science Center that is rated as one of the top ten Neuro-Science Centers in the nation. In addition to providing programming to maximize independence in daily living skills, the occupational therapist employed at the center is a Certified Driver Rehabilitation Specialist and provides screening for those program participants who may be appropriate for referral for a driver evaluation and rehabilitation. In addition to community mobility, the center has created workstations that have been designed to evaluate and train program participants who have a goal of returning to productive work or gainful employment. A significant percentage of individuals post-brain injury have a history of substance abuse (including hypoxia following opioid overdose) and may benefit from participating in screening and interventions to assist them with gaining an understanding of the processes of addiction and behavior change by Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor employed at the center.

To date, we have conducted a needs assessment; designed and implemented both individual and group programming based upon the identified needs of the program participants; created an environment conducive to new learning post-brain injury; provided caregiver/family support, education, resources and referrals; developed pre-vocational work stations; identified program outcomes measures; hosted continuing education for community professionals; networked with area agencies and programs; sponsored fund-raising events; and, continued to strengthen the referral base and collaborative partnership with Mercy Health. Going forward, we plan to collect data and pursue funding which will allow TBIRC to evolve as an integral component of the continuum of care for persons post-brain injury, and their families/caregivers.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Traumatic Brain Injury Resource Center

Board of directors
as of 11/3/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr Michael Moore

Freudenberg NOK Sealing Technologies

Term: 2014 -

Becky Ford

Mercy Health

Jessica Schultz

Mercy Health

Michael Dillon

University of Toledo

Tami Lynch

Caregiver

Stacey Hoffman, MD

Mercy Health

Mike Moore

Freudenberg NOK Sealing Technologies

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 02/08/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person with a disability

Race & ethnicity

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Gender identity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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