Connecticut Commission on Children: An Agency of the Connecticut General Assembly
The Connecticut Commission on Children
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Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Roundtable

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Held June 10, 2010 at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford

Very young children and older adolescents have the highest rate of TBI-related emergency department visits of any age group. The Commission on Children, the state Department of Social Services, the Connecticut Family Support Council, and the Connecticut Fatherhood Initiative held a roundtable discussion of ways everyone - families, educators, health-care providers, and community leaders - can identify and prevent TBI.

Event video, courtesy of CT-N

Watch it here. (Length: 2 hours, 45 minutes)

Event documents (PDF):

Event photos

Connecticut Resources

Commission on Children
State Department of Social Services (DSS)

Through its Connecticut Traumatic Brain Injury Implementation Project, DSS has secured a three-year federal grant for--among other things--creating a system of programs and services for TBI sufferers

State Department of Public Health (DPH)

DPH's Injury Prevention Program has compiled a wealth of statistics on the incidence of TBI in the state. Among its documents:

State Department of Education (SDE)

SDE's Bureau of Special Education offers resources for identifying and addressing special learning needs, including:

Connecticut Family Support Council

The Council is a legislatively established partnership of parents and professionals working to improve supports for families of children with disabilities.

Connecticut Children's Trust Fund

The Trust Fund's mission includes prevention of Shaken Baby Syndrome, which can lead to brain injury in children. It is also mandated to prevent child abuse, another documented causal factor in TBI's. See the Publications page of its website

Advocacy Groups
The Brain Injury Association of Connecticut (BIAC)
Connecticut Concussion Task Force
Connecticut Family Support Council

National Resources

Congressional Brain Injury Task Force

Co-chaired by Congressmen Todd Platts of Pennsylvania and Bill Pascrell of New Jersey, who hosts the task force home page.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Advocacy Groups, Academia

Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA)
Traumatic Brain Injury Central, Mount Sinai School of Medicine

This page was last updated: October 22, 2014

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