The International Social Work Group for Acquired Brain Injury (INSWABI)

Mission Statement

Through international collaboration, to advance the social work contribution to the field of acquired brain injury (ABI), for the benefit of people with ABI, their families, significant others and broader support networks.


The network will aim to fulfil this mission by means of (i) information exchange, (ii) development, (iii) support, (iv) advocacy (v) innovation, and (vi) education among social workers with an interest in ABI.


Please email us for further information about membership

Latest News

Members of INSWABI reunited at the 7th International Conference on Social Work in Health and Mental Health -  Pathways to Client Centred Care in June 2013 at the University of Southern California, USA.  There were eleven presentations in the brain injury stream, some of which can be viewed below. Just click on the links of each title to download the powerpoint presentations.

Andy Mantell and Patti Simonson were awarded grants by BISWG to attend and you can read their report of the conference and view Andy's presentation and Patti's presentation here.

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Investing social work interventions to address the long term needs...

Promoting the inclusion of indigenous clients with ABI

Metric tools of the trade: Using Self-assessment Data to Complement Social Work Assessment and Intervention

Improving the ABI transition experience: hospital to home/community

MCBT with TBI groups: A practitioner's journey through training and practice with TBI patient groups

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BISWG Ltd is not able to provide assistance/guidance with individual cases to members. It is a group principally for Social Workers (though we welcome other professionals working in this field) Its aim is to provide an information and networking resource for its members. All members of the committee have employment in the brain injury field and their work with BISWG Ltd is voluntary in addition to this.