According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2016), children ages four years and younger have the highest rates of any age group of emergency department visits due to traumatic brain injury (TBI). It is important for early intervention practitioners to be aware of the risk factors, signs, and symptoms of TBI in very young children. The resources and information found on this page are intended to help practitioners learn more about supporting young children with TBI and their families.
Virginia Specific Information
Brain Injury Association of VA (external website)
BIAV exists to be the primary source of information and personal support for thousands of individuals, families and professionals living in Virginia whose lives have been touched by a life-altering, often devastating injury. Resources include a toll-free assistance line (1-800-444-6443), public education, outreach, awareness and advocacy information.
Brain Injury Services Coordination Unit (external website)
Virginia Dept. for Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS)
The Brain Injury Services Coordination (BISC) Unit, located within DARS' Community Based Services Division in the Richmond Central Office, serves as a point of contact for internal and external customers seeking general or agency-specific information about brain injury resources.
Head Injury in Children (external website)
Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters
Visit this site to learn about head injury, including the differences between concussion, contusion, and skull fracture. Information is also provided on causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and long-term considerations for children.