Contact: Morten Lorenzen (Director)
ABOUT D. B. I. A.
The Danish Brain Injury Association is a private, independent organisation working for people with brain injuries and their families. The organisation operates through fundraising.
The association was founded in 1985 and today approximately 4500 families are members.
Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary is the patron of The Danish Brain Injury Association.
“Lives saved – are to be lived”
These words represent the essence of the work of the Danish Brain Injury Association. Although brain injuries may change lives and cause almost insurmountable problems for people with brain injuries and their families, maintaining a positive outlook towards life is of utmost importance. In this way, hopes for the future can emerge and the strength necessary for the difficult process of regaining lost skills can be found.
- Help-line (social and neuropsychological consulting)
- Self-help groups
- ASP (Support by educated family members to new ABI-families in the acute phase)
- Support to members in difficult cases
- Information about ABI (brochure, booklets..)
- Social, cultural, informative lectures …… meetings in our local associations
- Brain-Storm (every year a group of members are sailing in 3 45” sailboats)
- One local association runs an evening school for ABI-persons
- Until 1. November 2011 a vocational training project “HovedHuset” (in English: “HeadHouse”). Now it is organized as a private foundation.
In Denmark other kinds of service providing as day-centers, rehabilitation programs are run by the communities.
FIELDS OF POSSIBLE COLLABORATION
- Awareness campaigns
- Sharing of experience/practice within rehabilitation
- Sharing of experience /practice in provision of social services
- Sharing of experience /practice supported employment services
- Sharing of experience/practice in vocational rehabilitation
- Cultural events (e.g. European Trauma Cultural Days)
- Capacity building
- How system of care/rehabilitation should be organised