Brain Injury Canada is proud to introduce an exciting new project: BRITE (BRain Injury and TEens), an online resource for youth aged 13-18 living with brain injury.
BRITE will serve as the go-to resource for teens impacted by brain injury – providing them with access to education and information that will answer their questions; provide recommendations for physical and emotional support; connect them to peers and professionals; and provide them with the tools they need to feel empowered to take their next steps, wherever they may be in their journey.
Three Pillars of BRITE
This resource will focus on the areas of mental health; education and play; relationships; and transitioning into adulthood. It will be developed in partnership with and feature supporting resources from institutional and community partners.
Developed under the guidance of a Scientific Advisory Committee of leading Canadian experts in clinical care and research in brain injury, this resource will integrate evidence-based knowledge with insights from individuals with lived experience.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Who is the BRITE Resource being developed for?
The BRITE Resource is being developed for Canadian youth, aged 13 – 18 years, who have had a brain injury or who have a loved one with a brain injury. Content will be accessible, age-appropriate and reflect the varying experiences of individuals living with brain injury in that age range.
Why are you developing this resource?
Brain injury is complex and often life-long. Acquiring a brain injury as a teenager adds extra layers of difficulty to a time of life when an individual is already struggling to discover who they are and what they want their next chapter to be. Our goal is to empower youth to take control of their own knowledge development by providing peer-reviewed, evidenced-based information that can give them answers to their questions about brain injury; address their concerns; and give them tools to take next steps, wherever they may be in the recovery journey.
What is included in the BRITE Resource?
The BRITE Resource will include the following, all developed exclusively for teens and based on input from the brain injury community:The Three Pillars of BRITE
Mental Health Resources
Who is involved in the development of the BRITE Resource?
Brain Injury Canada is working with key stakeholders from the brain injury community, including our Scientific Advisory Committee, professional health care workers, and those with lived experience (parents and youth who have grown up and can reflect on their experience) to ensure we are addressing the needs of the community.