Resource Facilitation is available to all individuals who sustain a traumatic and/or acquired brain injury.
Resource facilitation is a partnership that helps individuals and communities choose, get, and keep the information, services, and support to make informed choices and meet their goals. The collaborative process involves participants (individuals with brain injury and their support systems) working in partnership with facilitators (individuals who assist in navigating systems) to achieve agreed-upon goals.
The development of our Resource Facilitation Program was a four-step process involving (1) establishing the need; (2) identifying possible funding sources; (3) building community-based partnerships; and (4) taking action.
Resource facilitation started in 1984 when the Missouri Department of Health dedicated two service coordinators to its Head Injury Program (MO Department of Health, p. ii).
Since our program was established in 2011, the facilitation process has included Resource and Information location, Education and Awareness Training, Emotional Support, Advocacy, and other assistance as needed. The basic principles of our Resource Facilitation Program ensure:
> Facilitation is individualized
> Facilitation is accessible
> Facilitation is holistic
> Facilitation is effective and valued
> Facilitation is participant-driven
> Facilitation is creative and flexible
> Facilitation builds community partnerships
Our Resource Facilitators are skilled in verbal and written communication, listening, problem-solving negotiation, advocacy, planning, and organization. They are individuals who can work independently, who like to teach others, who can synthesize facts from multiple sources, and who can provide emotional support in situations where there is no readily apparent solution.
It provides ongoing support to assist you in coping with living with a brain injury.
Resource Facilitation Includes the Brain Injury Wallet Card once the completed Brain Injury Verification Statement and photo are received.
How does it work for individuals?
If you decide to participate, you are welcome to call us at any time and leave a message for a callback (262) 770-4882, send an email, or download and complete the Resource Facilitation Form
A Resource Facilitation Specialist from the Brain Injury Resource Center of Wisconsin, Inc™. (BIRCofWI™) will contact you to begin the process of helping you locate information and resources.
Note: This service does not provide or replace any legal, medical, or rehabilitation advice/follow-up.