People with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

The NC Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services received a grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration to support people with traumatic brain injury (TBI). First In Families of NC is pleased to be part of this project.

The overall goal of the project is to strengthen the statewide system of community TBI services in three priority areas: social support, family advocacy and substance abuse screening.

Our goal

FIFNC's goal is to prepare families with knowledge and strategies to successfully address barriers in accessing community help and related services.

FIFNC provides educational presentations and workshops, as well as the formation of networks of support for people with TBI. We have a particular interest in people who are serving or have served in the Military. Due to the expected increase in the number of Military families in North Carolina, we would like to reach out to those families in an effort to help.

What is a network of support?

A community connector will gather people together who are currently in a person's life as well as bring new people into the network of their life. The network provides support, advocacy, and friendship in a number of ways to assist the person with any life situation.

Who should call

Locations and groups interested in hosting an educational presentation or workshop contact Betsy MacMichael at betsym@fifnc.org or 919-251-8368 extension 100.

If you or someone you know is interested in participating in this project, or if you have any questions, please contact Scott Secor at 919-251-8368 extension 102.

To learn more

Visit the North Carolina Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services Web site section on Traumatic Brain Injury.

FIFNC also provides networks of support for people with any type of disability through our Lifetime Connections program.