Resource Materials

Resource Manual Cover 2015The Fraser Valley Brain Injury Association’s 2015 Resource Manual has been updated for the Seventh Printing and is available for download here Resource Manual 2015 final.

Thank you to Infinity Health for their assistance with updating the content.  If there are resources that you feel could be added or information that is incorrect, please let us know at info@fvbia.org.

Please click on the following link,  the Brain Top to Bottom.  This is a great site for using in group presentations, for family members and in orientation of new staff.  Enjoy!!

It can be overwhelming and confusing knowing where to go for support and information after an acquired brain injury. There is also a small resource library of books and training materials at the FVBIA office that are available for lending.

Take a look at BCBIA’s www.brainstreams.ca for videos, information on Health Authorities, Residential programs and other resources for people with acquired brain injuries throughout BC.

The Ontario Alliance for Action on Brain Injury has a number of short public service announcements that you can send to your local cable provider and request that they play them in your community.

The Redbook is available online and has a variety of community agencies listed.

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From Grave to Cradle to Now – The Health Care Professional Edition

There’s a new book coming out on a family’s experience after abi. You have a chance to offer some input before it comes out. To assist your evaluation, on-line at www.marrette.cc/hcpro.html you can read the Introduction, a significant portion of Chapter One and the detailed Table of Contents. If you would like a review copy please email marrette@marrette.cc and put the words Review Copy in the subject line. Or phone, in North America +1 877 996 4663 and in the rest of the world +1 905 508 1480.

The book will be available in e-Book, covers soft or hard. To place institutional orders, contact the Publisher. The book will also be available at Amazon, Indigo and other book sellers.

Useful Resources:

“Money matters – Understanding what Tax Credits and Deductions are available for the disabled”.  Deducations and Credits for the Disabled

“The Road Ahead: Next Exit Hope” is a booklet created by Carol Paetkau and Jodie Millward of the Fraser Valley Brain Injury Association.  This booklet was developed with the support and guidance of people with an acquired brain injury and their families who wanted to share their stories with families new to this experience.  Although this booklet is designed for younger children who have siblings and/or parents with acquired brain injuries, it is intended to be used with an adult.  Parents and children can use the booklet together to share thoughts, stories, fears and tears.    To obtain a copy of this booklet, please contact The Fraser Valley Brain Injury Association.

We would like to thank Fraser Health, Ronald McDonald House Charities and Soroptimist International of Abbotsford/Mission for their sponsorship in “The Road Ahead, next exit: hope”

brainandspinalcord.org is a resource for those looking for information about brain and spinal cord injuries.

Food Resource List – an updated Food Resources Brochure put together by the Salvation Army Outreach Workers.

Neuroconnect Newsletter – a great newsletter out of Ontario on ABI and spinal cord injuries and it’s free!!!

Helmet Safety Resource – please click on the Helmet Safety Resource link for valuable information

Please go to the following website about CRPS, this is an inflammatory and/or neuropathic condition that develops after trauma, most commonly seen following injury to the limbs and its characterized by chronic pain. In severe attacks, patients are unable to recover completely and are left with disabilities for a lifetime. http://braindamageinfo.org/category/brain-injury 

Website for College Students with Disabilities – please click on the link for more information.