Around the Web: National Resources

The National Resource Center for TBI provides information for professionals, persons with brain injury and family members.

The Brain Injury Association of America’s mission is to advance awareness, research, treatment, and education and to improve the quality of life for all people affected by brain injury.

The Brain Injury Recovery Network is a site developed to provide practical, actionable advice for brain injury survivors and families.

The Family Caregiver Alliance supports and sustains the important work of families nationwide caring for loved ones with chronic, disabling health conditions.

A site run by Traumatic Brain, LLC with the mission to be the leading online resource for education, advocacy, research and support for brain injury survivors, their families, and medical and rehabilitation professionals. is a national multimedia project offering information and resources about preventing, treating and living with TBI. BrainLine includes a series of webcasts, an electronic newsletter and an extensive outreach campaign in partnership with national organizations concerned with traumatic brain injury.

Around the web: Nebraska Resources

The Brain Injury Alliance of Nebraska is creating a better future for all Nebraskans through brain injury prevention, education, support and advocacy.

Specialists with the Nebraska Hotline for Disability Services will determine the nature of the concern and assist in identifying problems, programs and services, and advise persons how to contact agencies that can help. Call 800.742.7594 or 402.471.7594

Support Groups

Madonna offers a support and educational group as part of the brain injury program.

There are also survivor and family support groups throughout Nebraska and surrounding regions. For specific details regarding support groups in your area, speak to your Madonna social worker.

Peer Support

Peer Support

Madonna’s Peer Volunteer Program matches those who have completed rehabilitation with people who are just starting the process of rehabilitation for the purpose of listening, sharing meaningful life experiences and providing hope for the future. Adolescents, who completed rehab, or parents of adolescents, are also available as a peer volunteer.

Peer volunteers can:

  • Share information about the Madonna rehabilitation experience
  • Answer questions about the day-to-day experience
  • Visit individually with a patient and/or a family member