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Traumatic Brain Injury Overview for Behavioral Health Professionals

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Behavioral Health Administration (DIX LL Conference Rm)

55 Wade Avenue

Catonsville, md 21228

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In response to the growing difficulties of serving consumers with traumatic brain injury, specifically Transitional Age Youth and Young Adults, the Behavioral Health Administration is offering a half day TBI training to provide an overview on how the history or the presence of a brain injury can impact access to and the delivery of behavioral health services.

Individuals in need of mental health and substance related disorders treatment services may be living with neurobehavioral difficulties as a result of having sustained a TBI or multiple TBIs over the course of their lives. Consequently they can face challenges in both accessing and successfully utilizing behavioral health services.

Through lecture and interactive exercises, this training will provide an overview of TBI, including the ramifications of unrecognized and undiagnosed brain injury, and its impact on behavioral health. Attendees will be introduced to a brief TBI screening tool that can be used to elicit an individual’s possible history of TBI. Accommodations and strategies to engage and support individuals living with TBI to maximize mental health and substance abuse treatment outcomes will be shared.

This letter is an invitation to attend this half-day training session, presented by Anastasia Edmonston, TBI and Person Centered Planner of the Maryland Behavioral Health Administration.

Course Objectives - Participants will be able to:

  • Identify common neurobehavioral barriers common to those living with a history of traumatic brain injury
  • Describe the connection between traumatic brain injury and behavioral health disorders
  • Recognize the correlation between early childhood TBI and mental health and addiction
  • Name at least three accommodations that can be used to support individuals living with brain injury participate in behavioral health services.


This training is co-sponsored by the Maryland Behavioral Health Administration and the University of Maryland School of Medicine Training Center

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