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TBI 505 - "A Bump or a Bleed...And Where It Can Lead..."

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Training for professionals and family on the most common co-morbid conditions after brain injury or neuro-impairment.

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TBI 505 SESSION IS VALUABLE FOR ANYONE WORKING IN THE SCHOOLS, IN SECURE CARE OR CORRECTIONS, IN BEHAVIORAL HEALTH PROGRAMS OR MEDICAL FACILITIES: This includes counselors and psychologists, therapists, general education teachers, SPED teachers, related service personnel, administrators, support staff, and parents.

This co-taught 7.5-hour virtual training (broken down into five (5) modules/sessions) is focused on co-morbid conditions and issues that occur after brain injury. The virtual training includes advanced information on acquired brain injuries and how to utilize an understanding of (a) neurodevelopment AND (b) brain-behavior relationships in order to identify and effectively impact students in the classroom and in the community. There is special emphasis on adolescent brain development, the role of the changing brain in transition and exposing myths related to brain-based behaviors; mental health issues including medication management; and identification of depression and suicide prevention strategies. The options of 504 Plans under the 1973 Rehabilitation Act, Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) and Transition Plans under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and, services into adulthood under the Americans with Disabilities Act will be covered.

The format of these sessions taught by Dr. Sue Wolf and various licensed therapists from around AZ who are trained in brain injury and related issues. With a live, teleconference format these sessions will have open discussion opportunities ("shout outs") to help keep it interactive in a virtual format. The adult education format is lecture, group think & share, presentation, and resource review.

All materials are provided for this course including PPT handouts, activity sheets and resources.

A total of 7.5 contact hours for professional development/continuing education units.

**IMPORTANT - THERE IS A PRE-REQUISITE OF ATTENDING A TBI 100 OR 101 TO ATTEND THIS TRAINING. If you have any questions regarding pre-req's please contact Tiffany Wilkinson at tiffanywilkinson32@gmail.com.

IMPORTANT: This virtual training has been split into THREE (3) days. Friday and Saturday are 3.5 hours with a 30 minute break 90 minutes into each session. Monday's session is 90 minutes with a guest presenter. You will need to attend ALL THREE DAYS of training to get a spot in this course.

Dates are: Friday, February 19th, Saturday, February 20th, and Monday, February 22nd, 2021.

Times: Friday's session is from 4:00pm-7:30pm AZ Time. Saturday's session is from 8:30am-12:00pm AZ Time. Monday's session is from 3:30pm-5:00pm via GoToMeeting. *PLEASE BE ADVISED OF THE DIFFERENT TIMES FOR EACH OF THE SESSIONS FOR THIS COURSE.

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