Family Support Group
The Brain Injury Association of the Ottawa Valley (BIAOV)is a non-profit organization, which exists for the needs of families and survivors of brain injury in the Ottawa regions.
As part of their services BIAOV offers spouses, parents and friends of people with brain injury the opportunity to share, listen and express their daily experiences. Periodically speakers are welcome addressing topics of interest to their members. Suggestions for topics of interest are always appreciated.
New members are always welcome to join their meetings every third Tuesday of every month at 7:00 p.m. at the Brain Injury Association Offices, Suite 300 - 211 Bronson Avenue, Ottawa. For more information please call the office at (613) 233-8303.
Family Support Articles
FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP
Describes how spouses, parents and friends of people with brain injury can share, listen and express their daily experiences
FAMILY SUPPORT STAGES
Describes the Rancho Los Amigos Scale and provides suggestions for how families can support a person with brain injury through the different stages of recovery.
Browse through three (3) guide books that have been developed to assist family members and loved ones through the difficult phases of rehabilitation.
HOW TO MANAGE STRESS
information taken with permission from Getting Better and Better After Brain Injury. Describes recognizing signs of stress and how to effectively manage stress.