Provincial Research Projects - Acquired Brain Injury
Given the complex and changing service systems supporting individuals with ABI, the Ontario Brain Injury Association (OBIA) through funding and support from the Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation (ONF) is revising the OBIA research questionnaire.
Randomized Controlled Feasibility Trial on the Ontario Brain Injury Association Peer Support Program
This is a three-phase project with the overall objective to evaluate the feasibility and acceptability of conducting a randomized controlled trial (RCT) of the Ontario Brain Injury Association (OBIA) Peer Support Program for individuals with moderate-to-severe traumatic brain injury.
Development of a remotely delivered learning and memory intervention and province-wide delivery infrastructure
The primary research aim is to test the effectiveness of a novel, online visuospatial learning and memory intervention for patients with moderate-severe TBI, one that can be delivered to patients in their own homes and requires minimal supervision.
The Prevalence and Impact of Traumatic Brain Injury Among People Seeking Treatment for Substance Use Disorders (SUBI)
Community Head Injury Resource Services of Toronto (CHIRS), CAMH and ONF have partnered to examine the relationship between TBI history in people seeking treatment for substance use disorders.
1 in 4 Canadian women will experience intimate partner violence (IPV) over their lifetime. The most common injuries are from battery to the face, head, and neck, including strangulation, leaving as many as 75% of women survivors vulnerable to traumatic brain injury (TBI). This study aims to provide in-depth information about the intersection between TBI and IPV, and its implications for women’s mental health and employment in order to develop and implement knowledge materials intended to support brain injured women survivors of IPV.
Supporting Individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury in the Ontario Criminal Justice System; Building Bridges and Creating Integrated Approaches to Care with the John Howard Society of Toronto: A Pilot Study
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is highly prevalent among people who have come into contact with the criminal justice system. Approximately 80% of incarcerated adults have a reported history of TBI, and for youth the rate is estimated from 16-72%. The recommended evidence-based approach involves an emphasis on training frontline staff regarding TBI, as well as the implementation of proper identification, assessment and support.
Addressing the needs of youth with TBI in the Ontario Youth Criminal Justice System: Creating an implementation process for TBI screening
Youth with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) are over-represented in the Youth Criminal Justice System internationally. This demonstration project aims to inform Ontario Youth Criminal Justice policy and procedures to more effectively address the needs of youth with TBI.