Assessment of System Needs
from the Perspective of a
Traumatic Brain Injury Survivor - 2018 Research Project


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2018 Traumatic Brain Injury Conference: Connecting the Dots After TBI

Conference Dates: May 10-12, 2018

Location: Days Inn Conference Center, Flatwoods, WV

Intended Audience: Survivors, Caregivers and Family Members, Professionals & Providers

Cost: There is no cost for this event. This project is supported, in part by grant number 90TBG0016, from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services in Washington, D.C., ensuring that all participants can attend free of charge.

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Battling the Risks of TBI in the Aging Population of West Virginia

This three-hour training is an overview of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and its impact on individuals ages 60 and older. This will include causes of TBI, techniques to assist in recovery and prevention strategies.

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Children & Concussion

This training session serves to educate professionals on children and concussion with particular emphasis on the importance of early screening and correct diagnosis.

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TBI & Dementia in Older Populations

This training intends to take an in-depth look at concussion, repeated head injury, and Chronic Encephalopathy in older adults. Information provided in this session will also connect these injuries to the development of dementia.

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Understanding Difficult Behaviors Resulting from TBI in Children

The training session serves to aid individuals in Identifying signs and symptoms of traumatic brain injury (TBI) in children. Special focus will be provided on strategies to manage the challenging behaviors that may result after the injury.

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Understanding TBI and the Whole Veteran

This six-hour training contains comprehensive information regarding the veteran and the effects of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) . The training will cover mechanisms of TBI in veterans, differentiating TBI from PTSD, prevention of veteran suicide and more.

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Training Topics

  • Introduction to TBI
  • Person-Centered Planning
  • Positive Behavior Support
  • Education / Employment Issues
  • Resource Coordination
  • Problem Solving Safety Steps
  • Basic Compensatory Strategies
  • Other topics on request

Who we Train:

  • Individuals with TBI
  • Family members
  • Caregivers
  • Service providers
  • General public