Brain Injury Associations
Almost every state in the country has a brain injury association. If you haven’t contacted yours, we recommend that you do so as soon as possible. Your state chapter will have the most current information on resources in your area and may have their own resources for you to access. This is also the place to go to find out about brain injury support groups in your community – for survivors and families.
To find your state chapter, go to: www.biausa.org
In New Hampshire, go to: www.bianh.org
In Massachusetts, go to: www.biama.org
In Maine, go to: www.biausa.org/state-affiliates/maine
Brain Injury Survivor and Family Support Groups
Many survivors and caregivers find that attending support groups is a helpful adjunct to Krempels Center and other programming, allowing opportunities for peer-to-peer support and learning more about resources and strategies that may enhance their quality of life. There are many options in the Seacoast area and throughout New England. For an up-to-date listing of groups geared towards the needs of brain injury survivors and/or their family caregivers, please contact your state brain injury association.
Krempels Center has a wealth of information and materials on brain injury to help support you through your journey. We have a large library of books, articles and magazines about brain injury, written by survivors, families and professionals as well as numerous self-help books available for loan. Please ask staff if you are looking for recommendations.
Information and pamphlets about community resources, state and federal assistance and self-help programs are categorized and available for you to take. Please let staff know if you have any questions or need assistance.
Krempels Center Staff
Staff members have extensive knowledge in the field of brain injury through work experience, certifications, research, conferences and continuing education. Please seek out staff members if you have any questions. If we can’t answer your questions, we can direct you to resources to help you.
One of the best free resources we’ve found for the most up to date information on research, news and helpful tips about brain injury is www.brainline.org You can sign up to receive email updates on what’s happening locally, nationally and internationally in the brain injury world. Stories and videos by survivors, family members and professionals on a variety of topics can help you and the people who care for/about you gain perspective and learn new strategies.
In addition, keep your eye out for on-line chatrooms, facebook groups and virtual support groups that are geared toward meeting the needs of individuals and their families living with brain injury. As we become a more digitally-focussed society, the number of these types of resources and supports is multiplying rapidly.