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Information Sessions

Brain Injury Information Sessions will increase an organisations capacity to support and work with people with brain injury.

About Our Information Sessions

The Brain Injury Association of Tasmania Brain injury
information sessions help people to understand acquired brain injury (ABI) and the specific needs of people living with brain injury.

The goal of the Brain Injury Information Sessions is to inform an organisations approach of how they work with people impacted by brain injury

BIAT brain injury information sessions are designed for professionals working with people with brain injury.

The information sessions are usually 1-2 hours in length and can be held at your place of work or a venue organised by BIAT.

The sessions can be customised to suit the individual needs of the audience.

Why does my organisation need to know about brain injury?

Research indicates 1 in 45 Australians have an acquired brain injury.

It is estimated that 2,500 Tasmanians sustain a brain injury every year.

Brain injury can affect a person in a number of different
ways: cognitively, physically, medically, emotionally, behaviourally, psychosocially, and therefore functionally.

BIAT believes brain injury information sessions are relevant for all organisations and service providers, as most will have clients with brain injury given the prevalence of brain injury in the community.

Who are brain injury information sessions helpful for?

Brain injury information sessions are particularly
recommended for service providers whose client base is at high risk of brain injury, this includes sectors for: mental health, disability, family violence, child
safety, all stages of the criminal justice system, alcohol and other drugs, housing, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander services.

Topics covered in brain injury information sessions can include:

  • the key functional areas of the brain, and how they work;

  • the common causes and effects of brain injury;

  • the differences between ABI, mental illness and intellectual disability;

  • the way brain injury intersects with other areas, such as alcohol and other drugs, mental health, family violence, and the criminal justice system;

  • the impact of ABI on the individual and the family, and identifying factors that contribute to this;

  • the services that the Brain Injury Association of Tasmania provides; and

  • suggestions/advice on how to work with people with a brain injury.

Interested in learning more about our Information Sessions?

Contact us via phone or email and we will provide you with further information:
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