- Jun 22 2021
- 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Peer Support Training
Working with Survivors of Brain Injury: Training for Behavioral Health Advocates and Peer and Recovery Support Specialists
The training will provide behavioral health staff with the knowledge necessary to better serve those they work with who are susceptible to or have an acquired brain injury. Across the board, data shows those served through Medicaid and Community Behavioral Health Systems belong to populations that disproportionately sustain multiple brain injuries during their lives and are at much higher risk to deal with chronic cognitive, somatic, behavioral, and social impairment as a result. These high-risk, vulnerable populations include justice involved youth and adults, survivors of interpersonal violence, individuals diagnosed with severe mental illness (SMI) and Substance Use Disorders, survivors of opioid and other drug overdoses, veterans, the LGBTQ+ community, unhoused individuals, and children in foster care.