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/

Brain Injury Association of America Experts on Stroke

www.biausa.org/public-affairs/media?keyword=stroke+month

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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Survivors of brain injury and family members will come together for an in-person event, depending on the Seminar that best fits your
Support Groups, Resource Services, and Family Seminars through the Brain Injury Association of Missouri help survivors and families know they are not alone. Support and education answer questions about brain injury, identify resources within the community, and provide information about farming with [...]
Changes in personality may result from brain injury. After a bump or blow to the head or body that may have caused a brain injury, someone you love may be more anxious, dependent, angry, shy, or even more outgoing and friendly. Despite a lack of visible injury to the head, there could be damage to [...]

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Kansas City, Male Survivors Group

Summit Ridge Apartment Clubhouse 701 NE Tudor Rd, Lee's Summit, MO, United States

Kansas City, Male Survivors Group – Third Tuesday of the Month at 4:30 pm. Contact BIA-MO at 1-800-444-6443 for more information. Summit Ridge Apartment Club House, 701 NE Tudor Road, Lee Summit, MO 64086 Contact: Jason Miller, (816) 509-1463, jasonflc@hotmail.com *This Support Group is open to males with brain injury.