What States Are Doing to Address Needs and Improve Outcomes
Recorded Date: January 18, 2024
Start Time: 1:00 pm EST / 12:00 pm CST / 11:00 am MST / 10:00 am PST
End Time: 2:00 pm EST / 1:00 pm CST / 12:00 pm MST / 11:00 am PST
Location: Online via Zoom
Cost: Free to attend. Registration is required.
CRC Credits: 1 CRC credit available.
Event Format:Presentation followed by Q&A.
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About this Event:
This session will highlight the significant co-occurrence of brain injury within vocational rehabilitation populations and shine a light on challenges as well as solutions, from initial engagement to employment retention.
Impairments and associated barriers of brain injury can create a misalignment with goal-oriented and accountable program participation as well as effective job search, placement, and employment stability. However, when known or detected brain injury is meaningfully addressed in the VR process, job seekers with brain injury are more likely to complete application processes, engage in Individualized Plan for Employment activities, and follow through with successfully acquiring and maintaining employment. The session will highlight state approaches for addressing the significant issue of brain injury, strengthening practices, and setting individuals with brain injury up for workplace success with a focus on VR initiatives in partnership with the National Association of State Head Injury Administrators.
- Participants will be able to better recognize signs and symptoms of brain injury with a focus on special populations.
- Participants will be able to incorporate simple strategies to help maintain engagement and support successful utilization of vocational rehabilitation services.