About the Brain Energy Support Team
A brain injury dramatically impacts both an individual and their family. Whether it’s for the short term or for a lifetime a brain injury changes our lives in both visible and invisible ways. Signs often include emotional, behavioral, physical, cognitive and social dysfunction. Even those who get the best medical care and therapy after an incident are often confused and frustrated about how to create strategies to do more than just survive.
The facts can be overwhelming …
- Approximately 2 million people suffer a traumatic brain injury every year.
- Of those between 80,000 and 90,000 wind up with additional disabilities.
- Over 3 million people who have incurred a TBI are currently living with the effects of resulting physical and cognitive challenges.
In 2008 a group of survivors, family, caregivers, and medical professionals came together because we recognized there are fundamental services missing from the traditional, and accepted, protocol of treating those with brain injury. We wanted to take control of our treatments, our recovery, and our lives. It is our belief that we know best.
From the commitment of those few people in 2008, and those on our team today, we have grown into a nationally recognized organization for our training, support group development, peer mentoring, and public awareness.
About BEST Learning
The education and peer support BEST offers help participants live quality lives, define their interests and build
on their strengths. Meaningful work, relationships, and independent living to the extent that fulfills us is all part of how we define personal success.
Education is an integral part of what BEST is about. We offer a variety of classes, workshops, and small group activities for individuals with brain injury, caregivers, and professionals. Many of these activities are online.
Our workshops and classes have been a vital part of our work with the brain injury community since 2011. This Online Learning Center is a vital part of our work and we’re proud to offer a selection of skills-building classes, business classes, coaching, and more.
Our instructors have taken their experiences to spur these positive, hope and strategy filled courses.
Areas of focus for this site include:
- Safe and fun facilitation of brain injury support groups
- Project PEER Coach Training
- Better living through healthy lifestyle choices
- Individual tools and strategies for personal success
Please note that all material is protected and cannot be used in whole or part for profit or purposes other than education.
This site is managed by the Brain Energy Support Team.