Awareness • Education • Navigation • Connection
Resource Facilitation at Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana (RHI) is a statewide service that helps an individual with brain injury identify, navigate, and obtain the resources, services and supports to get back to work or school. Resource Facilitation maximizes outcomes through providing brain injury-specific education and proactively helping the individual identify, obtain, and navigate needed instrumental, brain injury-specific resources and supports. We ensure collaboration, integration, and coordination between providers and community-based resources.
Your Guide to Return to Work, School, Life
RHI's Resource Facilitation program can help to connect and utilize both brain injury-specific resources such as therapies, support groups, brain injury education, etc., as well as instrumental resources such as transportation assistance, social services, housing, etc.
Resource Facilitation consists of various phases of services that can include the following:
- Intake with an RHI Resource Facilitator in an individual's home or local setting.
- Consultation with a neuropsychologist and participation in a NeuroVocational Evaluation.
- The NeuroVocational Evaluation can provide a diagnosis of a brain injury, as well as provide information on the presence or absence of functional disability and type of disability, and determines the vocationally necessary barriers to return that individual to competitive work or school.
- Team Conference led by the neuropsychologist to review findings from testing, recommendations moving forward and suggestions for potential resources to be used specifically to that individual and their location.
- In-person review of the findings and recommendations from the NeuroVocational Evaluation with the individual with brain injury and their family or supports.
- Working with a Resource Facilitation Team to assist the individual with brain injury and the family/support team to help access, navigate and obtain services, resources and supports to meet their vocational goals. The Resource Facilitation Team can provide personalized brain injury education to family members, professionals working with the individual, employers, and others to increase their capacity to work with the individual.
An Evidence-Based Program Developed from RHI Research
The Resource Facilitation program is based on research published by RHI and utilizes methods proven to achieve significant reductions in disability. Examples of published research that helped shape the RHI Resource Facilitation ground-breaking program:
Trexler, L.E. & Parrott, D.R. (2018). Models of brain injury vocational rehabilitation: The evidence for resource facilitation from efficacy to effectiveness. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, 49, 195-203.
Trexler, L.E., Parrott, D.R., & Malec, J.F. (2016). Replication of a prospective randomized control trial of resource facilitation to improve return to work and school after brain injury. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 97, 204-210.
Trexler, L.E., Trexler, L.C., Malec, J.F., Klyce, D., & Parrott, D. (2010). Prospective randomized control trial of resource facilitation on community participation and vocational outcome following brain injury. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, 25(6), 440-446.