It provides ongoing support to assist you in coping with living with a brain injury.
Includes the Brain Injury Wallet Card!
Resource facilitation is a partnership that helps individuals and communities choose, get and keep information, services and supports
to make informed choices and meet their goals. The collaborative process involves participants (individuals with brain injury and their
personal support systems) working in partnership with facilitators (individuals who provide assistance 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 got its start in brain injury 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 assessment, planning, identification, negotiation, monitoring, reassessment, outreach, education and training, emotional
support and advocacy.Basic principles of our Resource Facilitation Program ensures:
> 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, record keeping and multi-tasking. They are individuals who can work independently, who like to teach others, who have an ability to
synthesize facts from multiple sources, and those who can provide emotional support in situations where there is no readily apparent solution.
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 call back or complete the form at the bottom.
A Resource Facilitation Specialist from the Brain Injury Resource Center of Wisconsin, Inc™. (BIRCofWI™) will contact you to begin the process of
helping you to locate information, resources, education, and what ever else you may need. We can help: identify resources and services within your
community, answer questions and problem-solve issues educate family members, employers and educators about what it means to live with a brain
What to do next: Choose the CONTACT US link below to begin the process. An Authorization to Participate in Resource Facilitation Form as well
as the Verification of Brain Injury Form will be completed. This form can be completed by the survivor or family member whom we will be assisting
to locate Resources during their journey through their new life after brain injury.
Question: What are your cognitive strengths and weaknesses?
Question: Does stress and anxiety interfere with your functioning?
Question: Are you experiencing work problems?
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We are located at 511 North Grand Ave, Waukesha, WI 53186
Office Hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 1:00 pm until 5:00 pm