The Community Brain Injury Program provides short-term (up to 6 months), rehabilitation and support services for children and youth eligible for services. The goal is to assist the child or youth as they transition from hospital or rehabilitation centre to home, school, and community. Services are provided in the child/youth home community. Services provided can include Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language Pathology, Psychology, Social Work, Rehabilitation Assistance Services and Neuro-psychology assessment.
The CBIPCY assigns a Coordinator to each child/youth receiving acute rehabilitation services to ensure coordinated and quality services to meet the identified needs of the child/youth and the family.
The CBIPCY Coordinator is responsible for:
- Working with the family and the child/youth to identify service needs and priorities. As a quick response program, families can expect a call from a Coordinator within 14 days of the referral being received at the BC Centre for Ability.
- Putting together a team of contracted therapists to address the acute rehabilitation needs of the child/youth
- Maintaining close contact with the family, providing counseling, brain injury education, advocacy and support.
- Monitoring services delivered by contracted therapists working with the child/youth to ensure timely and quality service delivery.
- Connecting the family with community resources and assisting the child/youth to re-entry into school and community activities.
The CBIPCY is also a provincial resource on pediatric acquired brain injury in British Columbia. By calling the toll free line, individuals and families can receive information and consultation on brain injuries and brain injury related resources.
The CBIPCY School transition services are consultation based services to help children, youth and families during critical school transition times (Elementary – Middle School, Middle School – High School & High School – Adulthood).
For further information, call the toll free line to be in touch with a Coordinator.