The Brain Injury Alliance of Connecticut (BIAC) provides free professional brain injury training. These may be conducted in person*, or via video conferencing, however you prefer. We have a variety of focus topics that we can present on, or we can develop an educational program to meet your specific needs. All trainings are customized and tailored to the audience’s needs.
*Please note we request a donation for in-person training to help cover the cost of travel.
Examples of Some Current Offerings
Overview of Concussion
Participants will be provided an overview of concussion, including signs and symptoms, risk of secondary injury (including Second Impact Syndrome), and guidelines for return to play and return to the classroom following concussion.
Return to Learn After Concussion
Participants will be provided an overview of concussion, including signs and symptoms, as well as recommended best practices for assisting students in returning to the classroom following concussion.
Brain Injury Basics for Families & People with Brain Injury
Participants will learn about what brain injury is; the incidence of brain injury; the common effects of brain injury; strategies family members can use; tips for caregivers; and resources available to families through the Brain Injury Alliance of Connecticut.
Overview of Brain Injury Resources
Developed as a companion to the booklet Road to Rehabilitation: Your GPS for Navigating CT’s Health, Disability and Social Service Systems after Brain Injury, participants will learn about the continuum of care after brain injury, gaps in the continuum, and resources for assistive technology, transportation, return to work, education, mental health, legal, social/recreational, and more.
Pediatric Brain Injury
Participants will learn about pediatric brain injury, the incidence of pediatric brain injury, causes and consequences of pediatric brain injury, strategies, and resources for families, and transitioning to school after pediatric brain injury.
Domestic Violence & Brain Injury
Participants will learn about the intersection of domestic violence and brain injury, causes and consequences of brain injury caused by domestic violence, and strategies for supporting individuals who have experienced domestic violence and brain injury.
Return to Work after Brain Injury
Helpful Strategies/Accommodations for Success – Participants will learn about the cognitive, emotional/behavioral and/or physical issues that may interfere with a smooth transition back to the workplace after brain injury. Strategies and accommodations that will help the individual successfully return to work will be discussed.
BIAC offers an Annual Conference each spring that brings together professionals in the field of brain injury to learn about advances in treatment, network with professionals and gain access to cutting-edge research and information. Learn more about BIAC’s Annual Conference.
Introduction to Brain Injury for Professionals
Participants will learn the basic facts about the brain and brain injury, including the causes and consequences of brain injury, living with a brain injury and its effects, and how professionals can assist people with brain injury and their family members.
National Certification in Brain Injury
The Brain Injury Alliance of Connecticut conducts Certified Brain Injury Specialist (CBIS) trainings for professionals in the field of brain injury interested in becoming a Certified Brain Injury Specialist. This training is specifically designed to help review material for the certification examination and to strengthen the network of dedicated, competent brain injury specialists across Connecticut. BIAC also offers Fundamentals of Brain Injury training.
A minimum of 10 attendees is required and we ask that groups, schools and organizations requesting trainings and presentations provide a donation to cover travel expenses from the BIAC office in Windsor.
A minimum donation of $50 is requested for travel less than 50 miles round trip (from the BIAC office in Windsor), and a minimum donation of $100 for travel exceeding 50 miles round trip.
The trainings and presentations do not have a cost associated with them (except for travel reimbursement), but we always appreciate your consideration of a donation to BIAC if you found the training helpful and valuable.