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

Children

Infographic TBI in Kids and Teens

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.

  • September 2018, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new clinical recommendations for healthcare providers treating children with mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), often referred to as concussion. The CDC Guideline on the Diagnosis and Management of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Among Children, published today in JAMA Pediatrics, is based on the most comprehensive review of the science on pediatric mTBI to date—covering 25 years of research.

    https://www.cdc.gov/traumaticbraininjury/PediatricmTBIGuideline.html

  • February 2018, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a Report to Congress on the Management of Traumatic Brain Injury in Children, detailing the impact a TBI can have on children and their families. The report identifies gaps in care, outlines opportunities for action to reduce the gaps, and highlights policy strategies to address the short and long-term consequences of a TBI.

    https://www.cdc.gov/traumaticbraininjury/pubs/congress-childrentbi.html