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Traumatic Brain Injury Resources for Service Members, Families, and Caregivers

TBICoE offers a variety of educational information and resources to help service members and veterans, patients, and their families learn about mild, moderate, and severe or penetrating TBI. The topics covered include signs and symptoms, coping and recovery, and prevention. Service members, veterans, their families and caregivers can learn more about the common challenges experienced after sustaining a traumatic brain injury through these resources,

Check out the sections below and download resources for yourself, your unit, a friend, or a family member. The fact sheets are also useful to medical providers for patient education.

Looking for more? TBI educators, known as network dissemination coordinators, are available to provide training on patient resources and clinical tools.


Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Fact Sheets

Do you know a concussion is mild TBI? Here you can find fact sheets to learn more about concussion, how to manage symptoms, and more.

NEW! TBI and Alcohol Misuse Fact Sheet

This fact sheet describes how drinking can impact service members with TBI. It also provides resources for managing alcohol consumption. 

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UPDATED! Managing Headache Following Concussion Fact Sheet

This fact sheet explains different ways a health care provider may manage headache after concussion.

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NEW! Medication Overuse Headache Following Concussion Fact Sheet

This fact sheet explains this headache type and treatment and prevention strategies. Download and review it with your health care provider.

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Click here for more TBI fact sheets on common signs and symptoms, coping and recovery tips, and the importance of treatment.

Back to School: A Guide to Academic Success After Traumatic Brain Injury

Thumbnail image of the downloadable Back to School GuideService members and veterans often aspire to further their education for improved career satisfaction while in service or after departing active duty. Those who have sustained a traumatic brain injury may face unique challenges, and this guide provides information and resources on how to navigate higher education while still prioritizing brain health care. This guide includes topics on: 

  • Getting started in the return-to-school decision-making process
  • Financial considerations
  • Disability services and accommodations information
  • Strategies for academic success
  • Prioritizing health while in school
  • Student resources

Download the Back to School Guide now. 


Family and Caregiver Guides

This section is devoted to families and friends, who play a critical role in supporting the health and well-being of individuals with TBI recognizing the emotional, physical, and financial toll that is so often associated with caregiving. Check out our new caregiver fact sheets below!

The 2021 Traumatic Brain Injury: A Guide for Caregivers of Service Members and Veterans is a recovery support tool to assist caregivers of service members and veterans who have sustained a traumatic brain injury at any severity level. This revision replaces the original guide released in 2010.

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Click to learn more about caregiving and download the caregiver fact sheets.


More Traumatic Brain Injury Resources

These resources provide information about ongoing symptom management and recovery for service members.

Last Updated: June 14, 2024
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