Recent research has alerted us to the sizeable number of parents who are struggling to parent after a brain injury. The injury may be a result of domestic violence, combat, a fall, etc. resulting in physical, emotional and cognitive challenges. These challenges may surface in the parent’s ability to schedule and organize their children’s lives; remember appointments and routines; the ability to budget their income and/or the ability to continue to work or work in the same job prior to the injury.
This training will address what have we learned about the brain and screening for adult brain injury and the resources available to help these families.
An application has been submitteed to allow participants to receive CEU credit for attending this training.
William McEwen, LMSW, CBIS, is a social worker with the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) Acquired Brain Injury Services. Before earning a degree in social work, Mr. McEwen served in the United States Navy for 20 years. After leaving the Navy he graduated from UCONN School of Social Work and began working as a Community Integration Specialist for DMHAS. Additionally, Mr. McEwen works as a group co-facilitator for the Connecticut Pre-Trial Family Violence program.
Erin Egan, MSW, MPH is an Acquired Brain Injury Clinician with the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) Acquired Brain Injury Services.
Barbara Nadeau, Ph.D., OTR/L, is an Assistant Professor in the occupational therapy department at Quinnipiac University. She has worked with individuals with brain injuries for many years and has been a provider of cognitive behavioral services for the ABI Waiver since 2007.