Brain injury support group announces September event

Brain Injury Connections of the Shenandoah ValleyBrain Injury Connections of the Shenandoah Valley will hold its second pediatric and family support group meeting on Monday, Sept. 23 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the JMU Campbell Building, located at 755 Martin Luther King Jr. Way in Harrisonburg.

Families, caregivers, and children are all welcome. Speakers will provide information on local therapies and resources. Activities for children are offered for all ability levels. Food and door prizes provided by local businesses.

Visit http://www.bicsv.org/children/ to register.

Brain injury is the most frequent cause of disability and death among children in the United States. Children aged 0-4 years and adolescents aged 15-19 years are more likely to sustain a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) than any other age group, according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC).[i]

Brain Injury Connections of the Shenandoah Valley (BICSV) received an award to expand pediatric case management services for individuals affected by brain injury and their families and caregivers throughout Rockingham, Augusta, Page, Shenandoah, Highland, Bath and Rockbridge Counties, and the cities located within. The three-year grant from the Commonwealth Neurotruama Initiative (CNI) Trust Fund is administered in cooperation with the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS). For more details about Brain Injury Connections of the Shenandoah Valley, Inc., please visit our website at www.bicsv.org or call 540-568-8923.

Brain Injury Connections of the Shenandoah Valley, Inc., formerly Crossroads to Brain Injury Recovery, is a local non-profit that enhances the lives of individuals affected by brain injury through cultivating connections with information, services and resources. The organization was founded in 2005 as a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization. Brain Injury Connections combines public and private resources to provide specialized services for persons affected by brain injury in the Shenandoah Valley.

The non-profit organization’s main service is brain injury case management. Brain Injury Connections is committed to serving those with the greatest need and least resources, and does not charge a fee for services.

         
 

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