Rolling Start is excited to have been awarded a 2 year grant to start up a Traumatic brain injury program in unserved areas of San Bernardino, Inyo and Mono Counties beginning in September 2022.
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) defines a traumatic brain injury (TBI) as a disruption in the normal function of the brain that can be caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head, or penetrating head injury. This happens to about 1.7 million Americans each year. 53,000 deaths, 235,000 trips to the hospital, and 1.1 million trips to the ER each year are because of TBI. Traumatic brain injuries are separate from non-traumatic brain injuries (NTBI), which are caused by internal factors, such as lack of oxygen, exposure to toxins, pressure from a tumor, stroke, near drowning, or an infectious disease.
Common causes of TBI include car accidents, falls, assault, and sports injuries. Traumatic brain injury can be classified as mild (concussion), moderate, or severe, based on the patient’s clinical presentation, and the effects of TBI can be temporary or permanent. Those who survive a TBI can face effects that last a few days, or the rest of their lives. Effects of TBI can include impairments related to thinking or memory, movement, sensation (e.g., vision or hearing), or emotional functioning (e.g., personality changes, depression). These issues not only affect individuals but also can have lasting effects on families and communities.
Referrals to Rolling Start for TBI services will receive the following:
1. Community Integration – You have the right to live in the setting of your choice:
2. Employment Support Services: We will provide you with tools and supports to help you find employment:
3. Information and Referral
4. Public and Professional Education:
How can we support you? Call us to make a direct referral to RSI’s TBI program: (760) 949-7626