Traumatic Brain Injury is the leading cause of death and disability for children, adolescents, and young adults in the United States.

What is Traumatic or Acquired Brain Injury?

An acquired brain injury is any injury to the brain that occurs after birth. Brain injury can be caused from airway obstruction, tumors, heart attacks or strokes, an infectious disease, exposure to poison, or traumatic brain injuries. Traumatic brain injuries are defined as a blow or jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury that interferes with normal brain function. Some common causes of traumatic brain injury include vehicle accidents, falls, sports injuries, physical abuse, and gunshot wounds.

Some of the long term consequences of acquired brain injury may include cognitive impairment like loss of memory and problem solving skills, behavior problems, depression, restlessness, and hostility.

How can Chrysalis help?

Our team provides support for individuals with acquired brain injury.

Additional resources and links

BrainLine.org www.brainline.org

Brain Injury Association of America www.biausa.org

TBI Technical Assistance Center www.mchb.hrsa.gov/programs/tbi.htm

Brain Injury Association of Utah www.biau.org

Utah Violence and Prevention Program www.health.utah.gov/vipp

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