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Current Projects

At CBIRT’s core is our goal to improve the lives of children and adults with TBI. Our work reflects that focus. Explore our current projects to learn more.

Return to School (RTS)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention awarded the Center on Brain Injury Research and Training (CBIRT) a 4-year, $2.2 million cooperative agreement to study an established Return to School (RTS) program for students with traumatic brain injury (TBI). The project is led by Ann Glang from CBIRT and Deanne Unruh from the College of Education. “This research is unique in that it allows us to...

In the Classroom: Supporting Students with TBI

This project is developing In the Classroom, a comprehensive web-based educational and training resource for classroom teachers. The program includes interactive learning modules offering specific strategies and techniques for managing TBI-related cognitive, behavioral, and social problems in the school setting. Modules include Return to School, Study Strategies, Managing Behavior and others. The...

Staff TBI Skill Builder

Fall 2019 Staff TBI Skill Builder is a 14-module, on-line training program designed for frontline staff new to working with adults with brain injury across a range of settings (e.g., residential support programs, day programs). Skill Builder can also be used as a refresher course for staff with more experience working with this population. Staff TBI Skill Builder ...

TBI State Partnership | Mentor State Grant

Oregon was one of 10 states recently awarded a TBI State Partnership Mentor Grant —a cooperative agreement under the Administration for Community Living’s (ACL) Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) State Partnership Program. This program is funded under the Traumatic Brain Injury Act of 2014 (P.L. 113-196). CBIRT will serve as the lead state agency for this three-year grant. The goal of the grant program...

TBI Team

The TBI Team is funded by a contract with the Oregon Department of Education to support students age 0–21 with TBI. CBIRT leads the TBI Team by working closely with the Regional Programs for Low Incidence Disabilities to provide statewide leadership, training and consultation, a website, library services, and other supports as requested. After receiving 40–50 hours of training and mentorship,...

TIPS: Traumatic Brain Injury Positive Strategies

Traumatic Brain Injury Positive Strategies (TIPS) is an innovative new project under way to develop a web-based training and information resource for parents of children and youth with brain injuries. The project is a collaboration between Eugene-based Assistech Systems,the University of Oregon’s Center on Brain Injury Research and Training (CBIRT), and the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and...

TOTS | Enhancing Parenting Skills: Application of a Web-based Three-Tiered Model

During this 5-year project, the University of Oregon and the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and Medical Center, in partnership with University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDDs) in Oregon and Ohio and other key stakeholders will develop and evaluate an intervention to reduce challenging behavior in young children with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The...