Brain Injury: Overview, Strategies and Resources
The prevalence of brain injury is higher than most people realize. This presentation will provide an overview of brain injury, from who is sustaining these injuries to the mechanism of the injury on the brain. Participants will learn about how to identify someone with a brain injury, and how to build accommodations into their work to improve outcomes for these individuals.
Liz Gerdeman, MA, is the Director of Professional Programs for the Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado, with whom she's worked for seven years. She received her Master’s Degree in International Disaster Psychology from the University of Denver. Liz has served on multiple committees with the goal of improving access to care, she co-founded the Colorado Youth Concussion Education Consortium whose mission is to promote accurate and consistent concussion management information to medical providers across the state, and she has worked in brain injury research at Children’s Hospital Colorado. Liz provides training to community organizations working with individuals with brain injury, building capacity within systems to better serve our clients and ensure they are connected to valuable resources.
This lecture will provide one continuing education credit toward the disability education (DE) requirement of PATH Intl. annual certification compliance.
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