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Brain Injury Essentials: Recognizing & Responding to Persons with Brain Injury in Your Work

Western Tidewater CSB & Region Five Training Event – Brain Injury Essentials: Recognizing & Responding to Persons with Brain Injury in Your Work

Most of us are aware of the controversy surrounding concussions and football players, but concussions and other forms of traumatic brain injury aren’t limited to football players. Unfortunately, symptoms of mild brain injury can be subtle and may be misdiagnosed; sometimes the diagnosis is missed altogether.

Brain injury and mental health are often confused as being the same thing; in reality, they are distinct chronic health conditions and one is a risk factor for the other. An April article in the American Journal of Psychiatry, revealed that in the largest study yet to investigate the link, even a single mild brain injury increases the risk of later mental illness, especially if the injury occurs during adolescence.

Learning Objectives:

  • Better understand brain anatomy and the pathophysiology of brain injury
  • Identify at least three common sequela of brain injury
  • Be able to recognize brain injury and mental health co-morbidities
  • Learn at least 3 communication, behavior or treatment intervention strategies
  • Discover local resources to help serve persons with TBI

Topics covered:

  • Definition of brain injury
  • Incidence and Prevalence
  • Funding
  • Virginia Funding
  • Etiology and Severity
  • Consequences
  • Anatomy
  • Lobes, Structures and Functions
  • Brain-Behavior Relationships
  • Cognition
  • Domains of Cognitive Function
  • Special Populations
  • TBI and Behavioral Health
  • Pharmacologic Treatment
  • Cognitive Rehabilitation
  • Neuropsychology
  • Screening

People are to respond by December 30th if ADA Accommodations are needed: ASL, Real Time Transcriptions/Closed Captioning, Visual Assistance, etc. (Contact Tanetta Hassell at 757-377-6037 or email at [email protected])

Who is this training for? Professionals working in CSB’s who are interacting (whether they know it or not) with persons with brain injury
Date
: January 13th, 2022
Time: 9 AM – 12 PM (EST)
Location: Online Event

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Date

Jan 13 2022
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Time

9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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