March is Brain Injury Awareness Month, an observance organized by the Brain Injury Association of America. The recurring theme for this observance is Change Your Mind, a campaign designed to educate the general public about the incidence of brain injury and the needs of people with brain injuries and their families. Sharing useful research findings is one way that NARIC and the NIDILRR community support this mission.
NARIC’s Research In Focus series highlights new and interesting findings from NIDILRR-funded studies. Each article presents the findings in a reader-friendly format, including resources to learn more. Since we began the series in 2016, we’ve covered issues in brain injury in more than 15 articles. Take a look:
Brain Injury and Recovery
- Recovery and Independence Are Common After Severe TBI
- A Brief Program May Help People Build Resilience After a Traumatic Brain Injury
- People with Traumatic Brain Injuries May Face Challenges in Empathizing with Others
- A New Online Program May Help People with TBI Build Emotion Regulation Skills
- For Adolescents with Traumatic Brain Injury, Problem-Solving Styles Matter in Social Situations
- For People with Traumatic Brain Injury, Early Depression and Behavior Problems May Be Connected
- Who Is Most Likely to Have Seizures After a Traumatic Brain Injury?
- Irritability Can Be a Challenge After Traumatic Brain Injury, but There Are Ways to Cope
- Anxiety May Be an Issue for People with Moderate TBI
Brain Injury and Education
- Project Career: A New Program to Support College Students with Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Mild TBI Can Have a Lasting Impact for Young Children, but It’s Not Clear Whether They Receive the Rehabilitation and Education Services They May Need
Brain Injury and Health and Wellness
- Being Overweight or Obese May be Linked to Poorer Health for People with Traumatic Brain Injuries
- A Walking Program Can Reduce Fatigue for People with Traumatic Brain Injury
Brain Injury and Relationships
- A Brief Couples Therapy Program May Provide Needed Supports for Partners of People with Brain Injuries
- Strong Relationships May Help Adolescents Adjusting to a Traumatic Brain Injury
- A Brief Internet-based Parent Training Program May Build Parenting Skills and Reduce Behavior Challenges in Children with Traumatic Brain Injury
- People Caring for a Family Member with a Traumatic Brain Injury Can Benefit from Self-Care Supports
- The Internet and Social Media May Offer Valuable Support and Information for People with TBI
These Research In Focus publications offer lay language summaries of findings from studies at NIDILRR-funded centers and projects across the US. Readers who are interested in learning more about the studies can follow the included links to the original journal articles available from publishers or order copies from our Information Specialists through our document delivery service.
Research In Focus covers a wide array of disability and rehabilitation research that has an impact across the life span of individuals with disabilities. Explore the collection and sign up for our News and Notes newsletter to be alerted when new issues are published.