Behavior Supports Course

To equip attendees with an understanding of behavior supports and effective intervention strategies for persons with co-occurring brain injury, mental illness and/or substance use disorders.

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Course Description

Most of us are aware of the controversy surrounding concussions and football players, but concussions and other forms of traumatic brain injury aren’t limited to football players. Unfortunately, symptoms of mild brain injury can be subtle and may be misdiagnosed; sometimes the diagnosis is missed altogether. An April article in the American Journal of Psychiatry revealed that in the largest study yet to investigate the link, even a single mild brain injury increases the risk of later mental illness, especially if the injury occurs during adolescence. Sometimes behavioral health challenges can be attributed to a brain injury, but in reality, they are distinct chronic health conditions, one is a risk factor for the other, and dealing with the behavioral challenges of those with brain injury requires of a deeper understanding of both.

   Course Learning Objectives:

    • Better understand brain anatomy and the pathophysiology of brain injury
    • Identify at least three common sequela of brain injury
    • Recognize brain injury and behavioral health co-morbidities
    • Learn at least 3 communication, behavior or treatment intervention strategies
    • Discover local resources to help serve persons with brain injury

   Course Structure: Self-paced online course.


Accessing the Behavior Supports Course

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  • To sign up as an individual to take the online course, choose the Individual Registration access below.
  • To purchase access to the online course for someone other than yourself or to purchase access for multiple individuals choose "Want to Sign Up a Group?" below.  This will allow you to purchase access codes that can be distributed to your staff to access the online course. More about Access Codes.
  • FEATURE!  A discount is available if you purchase 10 or more access codes!
  • If you decide to purchase a course please view our Course User Guide for tips and information about navigating courses.

Individual Registration

$ 75 per person

Want to Sign Up a Group or Access for Someone Other than Yourself?

$ 75 per person
  • DISCOUNT! Buy 10 or more access codes for $60 per person!

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This project was supported [in part] by Grant #90TBSG0070-01-00 from the Administration for Community Living (ACL), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.   Grantees undertaking projects under government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions.  Points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official policy of ACL or DARS.