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Tools for your Trade: Brain Injury and Behavioral Health
February 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Brain injury and related behavior challenges can have dramatic, lifelong mpact on employment, family dynamics and quality of life. There is evidence to suggest that individuals with co-occurring behavioral health conditions often have poorer outcomes following injury then those who do not.Â Not only does brain injury cause behavioral health problems, but associated deficits can also affect the effectiveness of behavioral health treatments. Identifying and supporting those with brain Injury can lead to more successful outcomes. The access and provision of customized mental health and substance use strategies is vital.
Learn about two new customized tools to guide behavioral health and community providers in supporting better outcomes for individuals with brain injury and behavioral health needs. Dr. Carolyn Lemsky, Clinical Director for the Community Head Injury Services of Toronto (CHIRS), will conduct an overview of the tools and how to utilize them in your program:
- Traumatic Brain Injury and Substance Use Disorders: Making the Connections
- Substance Use and Brain Injury client Workbook: Second Edition