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TIPS: Traumatic Brain Injury Positive Strategies

Jody Slocumb, Ann Glang, Laura Beck

Traumatic Brain Injury Positive Strategies (TIPS) is an innovative new project under way to develop a web-based training and information resource for parents of children and youth with brain injuries. The project is a collaboration between Eugene-based Assistech Systems,the University of Oregon’s Center on Brain Injury Research and Training (CBIRT), and the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and Medical Center (CCHMC).

When completed, TIPS will be an engaging educational resource to help families improve their knowledge and skills to more effectively handle the cognitive, behavioral, and social challenges that follow pediatric TBI.

TIPS is being designed and evaluated with input from clinicians and parents at three national centers specializing in the treatment of children with brain injury: Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, Maryland, Gillette Children’s Hospital in St. Paul, Minnesota, and Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee.

Funded by: Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute Of Child Health & Human Development of the National Institutes of Health - Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR)
Project Director: Ann Glang, PhD
Project Contact: aglang@uoregon.edu​ 541-346-0594