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Stuck! | The Role of Brain Injury in Recovery and Recidivism and What To Do About It

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December 01, 2020 12:00 - 13:00

Stuck! | The Role of Brain Injury in Recovery and Recidivism and What To Do About It
Daniel Overton

DATE: Tuesday, Dec 1, 2020

TIME: 12-1

CEUs Available: One (Free)

Learning Objectives:

By the end of the presentation, participants will be able to:

1. Identify potential ways brain injury contributes to criminal/anti-social behavior and examine the prevalence of justice involvement/brain injury in the
veteran population.
2. Describe the process of brain injury and how it effects behavior and cognition.
3. Understand how to effectively recognize brain injured clients.
4. Distinguish common symptoms related to brain injury.
5. Identify at least 3 intervention techniques specifically addressing brain injury.

Goal of the Presentation:

To examine the ways brain injury can contribute to becoming involved with the justice system and provide possible intervention techniques and strategies and resources designed to assist those working with veterans in the justice system.

To discuss ways to increase effectiveness of working with justice involved clients/veterans.

· To compare and contrast intervention approaches and examine prevalence of brain injury in veterans
· To provide participants with innovative procedures that will aid in:
· Identifying the contributing factors brain injury has on behaviors that can lead to becoming justice involved.
· Helping providers identify how brain injury may be impeding success and contributing to recidivism.
· Incorporating brain injury into assessment and recovery plans.
· To introduce resources available.


No less than 1 in 5 veterans returning from OEF/OIF have a diagnosed brain injury, many more report having multiple concussive episodes. Both can contribute significantly to behaviors that can lead to becoming justice involved. If not addressed or identified these problems will create difficulty with long term changes and contribute to recidivism. In this presentation, the participant will be introduced to brain injury, its prevalence within the veteran community. We will discuss ways a brain injury can contribute to behaviors that may lead to justice involvement and be provided with resources and tools to increase successful outcomes.


**A Zoom link will be emailed the day before the training**

Event Status



Online only

Contact Information

Daniel Overton, WDVA