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SPPN Position Description

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Purpose of SPPN Program

The purpose of the BIAW Supportive Partner-to- Partner Network (SPPN) Program is to provide support and information, via telephone contact, to adult family members whose loved one has sustained a brain injury. Through this program, Volunteer Partners will be assigned to family members by the BIAW staff.


To recruit, train and assign Volunteer Partners to adult family members

To provide encouragement and effective telephone support to family members whose loved one has sustained an injury

To assist family members in obtaining appropriate information and resources concerning brain injury

To promote and encourage early intervention with individuals with brain injury and family members in order to facilitate timely and informed decision-making

To encourage empowerment and self-advocacy.

Volunteer Partners are NOT

Primary Skills and Responsibilities of the Volunteer Partner