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TBI Resources for Service Members, Patients, Families, and Caregivers

TBICoE offers a variety of educational information and resources to help service members and veterans, patients, and their families learn about mild, moderate, and severe or penetrating TBI. The topics covered include signs and symptoms, coping and recovery, and prevention. Through these fact sheets, booklets, and guides service members, veterans, their families and caregivers can learn more about the common challenges experienced after sustaining a traumatic brain injury.

Check out the sections below and download resources for yourself, a friend or family member, or to help with patient education if you are a medical provider.

Outreach Network

TBICoE fulfills its mission through outreach and educational activities for active-duty service members, veterans, their families, and health care providers about TBI management from prevention to recovery. Through the education and outreach efforts of Regional Education Coordinators alongside these products, TBICoE aims to increase awareness about how to prevent and reduce the consequences of mild-to-severe TBI.


Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Fact Sheets

Are you a service member, family member, or caregiver wondering about the common symptoms of mild traumatic brain injury, also known as concussion, and how to manage them? Here you can find free, downloadable fact sheets that discuss various topics related to TBI—symptom management, awareness and prevention, clinical education, family resources, and more.

UPDATED! Managing Headache Following Concussion Fact Sheet

This newly revised fact sheet helps patients understand behavioral and pharmacological strategies their primary care manager may use to manage their post-traumatic headache.

NEW! Medication Overuse Headache Following Concussion Fact Sheet

This fact sheet explains the basics of this headache type as well as treatment and prevention strategies. It should be reviewed with your health care provider, as it has space for the clinician to outline a treatment plan. 

 Download the Fact Sheets
Managing Headache Following Concussion  Medication Overuse Headache Following Concussion  
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Click here for more TBI fact sheets to learn about common signs and symptoms, coping and recovery tips, and the importance of treatment.

Back to School: A Guide to Academic Success After Traumatic Brain Injury

Thumbnail image of the downloadable Back to School GuideService members and veterans often aspire to further their education for improved career satisfaction while in service or after departing active duty. Those who have sustained a traumatic brain injury may face unique challenges, and this guide provides information and resources on how to navigate higher education while still prioritizing brain health care. This guide includes topics on: 

  • Getting started in the return-to-school decision-making process
  • Financial considerations
  • Disability services and accommodations information
  • Strategies for academic success
  • Prioritizing health while in school
  • Student resources

Download the Back to School Guide now. 


Family and Caregiver Guides

This section is devoted to families and friends, who play a critical role in supporting the health and well-being of individuals with TBI recognizing the emotional, physical, and financial toll that is so often associated with caregiving. Check out our new caregiver fact sheets below!

The 2021 Traumatic Brain Injury: A Guide for Caregivers of Service Members and Veterans is a recovery support tool to assist caregivers of service members and veterans who have sustained a traumatic brain injury at any severity level. This revision replaces the original guide released in 2010.

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Click to learn more about caregiving and download the caregiver fact sheets.


More Traumatic Brain Injury Resources

These resources provide information about ongoing symptom management and recovery for service members.

Last Updated: December 19, 2023
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