TBI symptoms often present similarly to Substance Abuse Disorders; People who have TBIs are more likely to turn to substances (alcohol or drugs) to cope with their injury. It can be difficult to decipher whether the symptoms (aggression, confusion, etc) are from TBI or substance use.
2. When working with patients- “Don’t open and unload someone’s ‘baggage’ unless you have the time and energy to help them pack it back up. Let them show pieces of their baggage on their own terms”
3. Crisis Call Center (775-784-8090) 24-hour crisis line providing a safe, non-judgmental source of support for individuals in any type of crisis; National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255) 24-hour, toll-free suicide prevention service available to anyone in suicidal crisis
4. When working with veterans- The VA only tests for TBI in post-9/11 veterans. Anyone before 9/11 has not been tested (Korean, Vietnam, etc.) unless they’ve sought out services; The VA has adapted a “polytrauma/TBI System of Care” which is an integrated network of specialized rehabilitation programs for veterans. This allows them to access most services needed under one roof. https://www.polytrauma.va.gov/system-of-care/index.asp https://www.polytrauma.va.gov/ConcussionCoach.asp
5. Medicaid 1115 Waiver expands treatment options for people with Substance Abuse Disorder. What DHHR’s website doesn’t mention is that it can be used to help patient’s seek alternative treatments such as cannabis/CBD oils https://dhhr.wv.gov/News/2017/Pages/DHHR%E2%80%99s-Medicaid-Program-to-Expand-Substance-Use-Treatment-and-Services.aspx.
6. WVU CED programs and services are expansive. Their website provides good insight on what they offer- http://www.cedwvu.org/ http://tbi.cedwvu.org
Presented by the WV Bureau of Senior Services, in partnership with CAMC*
Building Dementia-Capable Communities
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
8:30 – 4:30
Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center
Social Work – 6 CEUs
Nursing – 6 contact hours
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There’s still time to register. Registration deadline is Thursday, March 21.
In a video message to NAMI members, CEO Mary Giliberti discusses the many successes over the past year, including the increase in NAMI brand awareness, significant legislative wins, new support programs and services, and research.
Giliberti attributes the increase in brand awareness to the growing number of celebrity ambassadors who have supported the cause and several high-profile partnerships including companies like Lord & Taylor, Boeing, Michelin, Showtime and IHeart Radio.
Giliberti also outlines the work NAMI has done to advocate for better mental health coverage through Medicaid, her involvement with the Interdepartmental Serious Mental Illness Coordinating Committee, and increased calls for more research in collaboration with universities, pharmaceutical companies and government agencies that guide these efforts.
“Our message on research is this — if we can have a moon shot to cure cancer, then why not a Mars Shot to find new answers for mental illness!” said Giliberti. “We won’t stop until this vision becomes a reality,”
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Open positions within a Behavioral Health Agency providing Title XIX IDD Waiver services:
A Full-time Behavior Support Professional is needed for our Elkins office . A Bachelor’s Degree in a Human Service Field is required and one or more years of experience with I/DD Wavier. Duties include offering quality based services to adults and children with disabilities. We offer a benefit package that includes paid mileage, health/life/long-term disability insurance, a liberal Paid Time Off benefit and opportunity to earn performance bonuses. Interested parties please mail your resume to: CCIL, Attn. Joe Pingley, 501 Wilson Lane, Suite3 Elkins, WV 26241
A Full-time Service Coordinator/Case Manager is needed for our Elkins office. Experience in I/DD Waiver preferred. A Bachelor’s degree in the Human Service Field is required. Duties include assessment, service planning, linkage, referral, advocacy, crisis response planning, service plan evaluation and documentation. We offer a benefit package that includes paid mileage, health/life/long-term disability insurance and a liberal Paid Time Off benefit plus the opportunity to earn a monthly performance bonus. Interested parties please mail your resume to: CCIL Attn: Rebecca Haynes, 501 Wilson Lane, Suite 3, Elkins, WV 26241
A Full-time Service Coordinator/Case Manager is needed for our Beckley office. Experience in I/DD Waiver preferred. A Bachelor’s degree in the Human Service Field is required. Duties include assessment, service planning, linkage, referral, advocacy, crisis response planning, service plan evaluation and documentation. We offer a benefit package that includes paid mileage, health/life/long-term disability insurance and a liberal Paid Time Off benefit plus the opportunity to earn a monthly performance bonus. Interested parties please mail your resume to: CCIL Attn: Rebecca Haynes, 501 Wilson Lane, Suite 3, Elkins, WV 26241
The WV Immunization Network (WIN) is a statewide immunization coalition of over 300 members from the public and private sectors who are focused on improving immunization rates and protecting West Virginians from vaccine-preventable diseases. The Center for Rural Health Development serves as the lead agency for WIN.
For more information, please contact:
The Center for Rural Health Development Phone: (304) 397-4071 Email Website
Training: TBI & Dementia
Date: November 1, 2018
Location: Carter Hall WVU Tech Beckley, WV
3 Social Work CEUs provide