Direct Support to Individuals & Families
Client Services Team
BrainTrust Canada embraces a “whatever it takes” approach to service delivery. Disability arising from brain injury presents in varied and complex ways. To appropriately and accurately provide meaningful support, our service delivery model provides a thorough and realistic assessment of the impact of injury on daily functioning, identifies areas of support required and implements unique strategies tailored to individual difficulties. Our services also embody the concept of 'ecological validity', that is interventions should be relevant to the culture, environment or community the individual is most familiar or comfortable with.
Individual Services - by referral
Community Support Coordinators and Facilitators provide one to one support and case management for individuals after injury. Services may take almost any form - from activities of daily living, facilitating access to community and government services, and maintaining personal health to development of recreational activities - anything that supports the individual to live as independently as possible.
Group Services - by referral
Client Services also offers a variety of group based services addressing issues such as substance use, self-esteem, emotional control, peer support and cognitive and social enhancement.
Families Services - by referral
Although family members didn't incur the injury, they are the ones often responsible for making a host of important decisions for their loved ones. We work with families and people close to those injured to help them understand brain injury and how they can help the individual to recover. Brain injury can be devastating for family members and loved ones, and support to families is an important aspect of the work that we do to help understand and manage these relationships after injury.
Young Adults - by referral
Faced with the pressures of adolescence and coming of age, youth living with brain injury face a unique set of challenges. We provide both individual and peer-group support to help young adults navigate the difficult path they sometimes find themselves on.