Prevention

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Prevention is the only cure for brain injury

Brain injury can happen to anyone, anywhere at any time. It does not discriminate on age, race, ethnicity, lifestyle, income, recreation, living situation or other daily activities. Some individuals are at higher risk of sustaining a brain injury, but everyone is at risk.

  • The MO Department of Public Safety is comprised of nine different agencies (including two commissions) and seven separate programs all committed to ensuring the safety of Missouri citizens.
    www.dps.mo.gov
Bicycling can be an enjoyable alternate form of transportation as well as recreation for children and adults, when safety is practiced.  Properly fitting safety helmets are a must for riders of all ages. However, children or adults can be hurt riding a bicycle on or off the road.

Most children who are killed in bike crashes are 7 to 12 years old. The most serious injuries sustained by children while biking are head and brain injuries. These injuries can cause death or lifelong disability.

A concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury, that is usually not life threatening. However, every concussion is serious. Rest is important following a concussion.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and BIA-MO offer educational material for coaches, parents, athletes, medical professionals and school personnel.

PACER Center – Assistance for children with disabilities, bullying prevention, and parent workshops
www.pacer.org/

When brain injury does occur, the Brain Injury Association of Missouri helps individuals who sustain a brain injury, family caregivers, and professionals who help create better futures.

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  • The Mission of the Brain Injury Association of Missouri is to reduce the incidence of brain injury; to promote acceptance, independence, and productivity of persons with brain injury; and to support their families.

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