Our four training courses aim to provide current information that educates and promotes awareness of the causes, symptoms, and treatment of traumatic brain injury (TBI). Additionally, a list of resources for individuals with TBI can be found on the Resource Links page. Those that may find the training helpful include:

  • Service providers
  • Educators
  • Policy makers
  • Advocates
  • Caregivers
  • General public
  • TBI survivors and their families

All available training courses are free and we encourage you to invite others to visit our website to learn more about TBI. You may choose to take any course that interests you independent of the other trainings offered on this website. If you wish to receive Continuing Education Credits (CEs), the CE selection must be made during registration, and you must complete the entire training course, the quizzes, and the evaluation survey. You may complete each training in multiple sessions.

Traumatic Brain Injury & Public Services in Michigan

This training course provides an overview of TBI and is intended for service providers or anyone who is interested in learning more about brain injury. The training course information is presented in PowerPoint style with slides for participants to read at their own pace. The course is presented in four modules that describe:

  1. The significance of TBI and introductory information on brain functions.
  2. Common physical, behavioral, and cognitive impairments and strategies for interacting with individuals with these impairments.
  3. Methods of screening and assessment of TBI.
  4. Public services that are available for individuals with a TBI.

Each of the four modules will take approximately 45 minutes to complete. You may stop the training at any time, save your progress, and then pick-up where you left off at a later time.

Course Objectives
Following the training, participants should be able to:

  1. Ensure service providers understand the range of outcomes of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and the implications for assessment and care-planning.
  2. Improve the ability of service providers to identify and deliver appropriate services for persons with TBI – including coordination across service agencies when appropriate.

Continuing Education Credits (CEs) are available for a variety of professionals. CEs are currently offered to:

  • Adult Foster Care Workers - Michigan Only (3.0 Credit Hours, Approval Expiration Date: No Expiration Date)
  • Case Managers (3.0 Clock Hours, Approval Expiration Date: 11/26/2014)
  • Disability Management Specialists (6.0 Clock Hours, Approval Expiration Date: 12/31/2014)
  • Nursing Home Administrators - Michigan Only (3.0 Credit Hours, Approval Expiration Date: 4/14/2015)
  • Social Workers (3.0 Clock Hours, Approval Expiration Date: 1/18/2015)
  • Rehabilitation Counselors (6.0 Clock Hours, Approval Expiration Date: 12/31/2014)

Be sure to indicate your interest in earning CEs on the Course Registration Page before proceeding to any training.

You may log in or register as a new user by clicking take course button below.

Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury

This training course features information specific to TBI in children and adolescents. It is intended for anyone working with children, caring for children with a TBI, or interested in pediatric health. This training features a presenter describing information in a video format. It consists of four modules that:

  1. Describe and define pediatric TBI as well as explain prevalence and predictors of outcomes.
  2. Specify cognitive effects of pediatric TBI and the effects on academic skills and progress as well as common needs of these children.
  3. Highlight psychosocial and psychiatric consequences of pediatric TBI and the special needs of child survivors.
  4. Explain the social consequences and the impacts on social and family relations of pediatric TBI.

This training will take approximately 90 minutes to complete. After watching a video completely and advancing to the next slide, you may stop the training, save your progress, and then pick-up where you left off at a later time.

Course Objectives
Following the training, participants should be able to:

  1. Explain the incidence and prevalence of pediatric TBI, understand the methods to classify the nature and severity of pediatric TBI, and recognize medical and non-medical predictors of outcome.
  2. Cite examples of common cognitive consequences of TBI in children and list common academic skill deficits and needs of Pediatric TBI survivors.
  3. Discuss the risks for psychiatric and behavioral difficulties and identify the benefits and challenges of specific interventions.
  4. Recognize the impact of Pediatric TBI on families and the social development of children and identify social skills interventions.

Continuing Education Credits (CEs) are available for a variety of professionals. CEs are currently offered to:

  • Certified Brain Injury Specialists (1.5 CEUs, Approval Expiration Date: No Expiration Date)
  • Certified Brain Injury Specialist Trainer (1.5 CEUs, Approval Expiration Date: No Expiration Date)
  • Certified Health Education Specialists (1.5 entry-level CECH, Approval Expiration Date: 11/27/2014)
  • Case Managers (1.5 Clock Hours, Approval Expiration Date: 11/26/2014)
  • Nurses (1.5 Contact Hours, Approval Expiration Date: 2/13/2016)

Be sure to indicate your interest in earning CEs on the course registration page before proceeding to any training. You may log in or register as a new user by clicking take course button below.

Cognitive & Behavioral Consequences of Traumatic Brain Injury in Adults

This training course describes TBI in the adult and geriatric populations. It is intended for an audience interested in an in-depth, technical description of the impact of TBI in adults based on available research in the field. This training features a presenter providing information in a video format. It consists of four modules that

  1. Explain basic information on the types, frequency, and severity of adult TBI.
  2. Define the cognitive effects of adult TBI.
  3. Discuss cognitive recovery after a TBI and provide recommendations to address those deficits.
  4. Review the psychological effects and recovery expectations of TBI in adults and the impact on family functioning.

This training will take approximately 90 minutes to complete. After watching a video completely and advancing to the next slide, you may stop the training, save your progress, and then pick-up where you left off at a later time.

Course Objectives
Following the training, participants should be able to:

  1. Identify the types, prevalence, and severity of TBI.
  2. Describe the common cognitive deficits of adults with TBI.
  3. Discuss cognitive recovery expectations of each severity level of TBI, recall treatment recommendations that promote optimum cognitive recovery, and recognize specific challenges related to aging with a TBI.
  4. Explain the common psychosocial problems experienced by adults with TBI, predict psychological recovery expectations, and identify potential impacts on family functioning and caregiver well-being.

Continuing Education Credits (CEs) are available for a variety of professionals. CEs are currently offered to:

  • Adult Foster Care Workers - Michigan Only (1.5 Credit Hours, Approval Expiration Date: No Expiration Date)
  • Case Managers (1.5 Clock Hours, Approval Expiration Date: 11/26/2014)
  • Certified Brain Injury Specialists (1.5 CEUs, Approval Expiration Date: No Expiration Date)
  • Certified Brain Injury Specialist Trainers (1.5 CEUs, Approval Expiration Date: No Expiration Date)
  • Nurses (1.5 Contact Hours, Approval Expiration Date: 2/16/2016)
  • Nursing Home Administrators - Michigan Only (1.5 Credit Hours, Approval Expiration Date: 10/8/2015)

Be sure to indicate your interest in earning CEs on the course registration page before proceeding to any training. You may log in or register as a new user by clicking take course button below.

TBI & Substance Use

This training course features information related to the complex topic of alcohol and other drug use after brain injury. It is intended for anyone working with people with traumatic brain injury and co-occurring substance use. This training features a presenter describing information in a video format. It consists of five sections that are focused on:

  1. Problematic substance use and how it relates to brain injury.
  2. How to talk with clients about the risks of substance use after brain injury and how to screen for problematic substance use.
  3. Integrated treatment.
  4. Models of care for co-occurring brain injury and substance use.
  5. Three case studies.

The five sections and quizzes will take approximately 2.5 hours to complete. After watching a video completely and advancing to the next slide, you may stop the training, save your progress, and then pick-up where you left off at a later time.

Course Objectives
Following the training, participants should be able to:

  1. Describe problematic substance use and discuss how it relates to brain injury.
  2. Explain how to deliver prevention messages to clients and screen for problematic substance use.
  3. Cite recommendations for treatment and interventions when working with those with brain injury.
  4. Describe motivational interviewing, the principles of harm reduction, and how 12 step programs can be used by those with brain injury.
  5. Discuss how various intervention techniques can be implemented.

Continuing Education Credits (CEs) are available for a variety of professionals. CEs are currently offered to:

  • Case Managers (2.5 Clock Hours, Approval Expiration Date: 11/26/2014)
  • Certified Brain Injury Specialists (2.5 CEUs, Approval Expiration Date: No Expiration Date)
  • Certified Brain Injury Specialist Trainers (2.5 CEUs, Approval Expiration Date: No Expiration Date)
  • Nurses (2.8 Contact Hours, Approval Expiration Date: 1/18/2016)
  • Social Workers (2.5 Clock Hours, Approval Expiration Date: 12/1/2014)

Be sure to indicate your interest in earning CEs on the course registration page before proceeding to any training. You may log in or register as a new user by clicking take course button below.

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