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A House of Cards | The Role of Brain Injury in Recovery and Recidivism and What To Do About It

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November 23, 2020 12:00 - 13:00

A House of Cards | The Role of Brain Injury in Recovery and Recidivism and What To Do About It
Daniel Overton

DATE: Tuesday, Nov 23, 2020

TIME: 12-1pm

CEUs Available: One (Free)

Learning Objectives:

By the end of the presentation, participants will be able to:

1. Identify potential ways brain injury contributes to homelessness and examine the prevalence of homelessness/brain injury in the veteran population.
2. Describe the process of brain injury and how it effects behavior and cognition.
3. Understand how to effectively recognize brain injured clients.
4. Distinguish common symptoms related to brain injury.
5. Identify at least 3 intervention techniques specifically addressing brain injury.

Goal of the Presentation:

To examine the ways brain injury contributes to homelessness and provide possible intervention techniques and strategies and resources designed to assist caregivers working with homeless veterans.

To discuss ways to increase effectiveness of working with homeless clients/veterans.

· To compare and contrast intervention approaches and examine prevalence of brain injury in veterans
· To provide participants with innovative procedures that will aid in:
· Identifying the contributing factors brain injury has on homelessness.
· Helping providers identify how brain injury may be impeding success.
· Incorporating brain injury into assessment and treatment/recovery plans.
· To introduce resources available.


Studies estimate that 1 in 4 homeless are veterans. Related studies indicate approximately half the homeless population report brain injury with rates higher for the veteran population. Brain injury contributes to one becoming homeless and, if not addressed, will create significant difficulty overcoming chronic homelessness. This presentation will examine the prevalence of brain injury in the veteran and homeless population, how brain injury occurs, how it contributes to homelessness and provide tips and techniques to increase successful outcomes.


**A Zoom link will be emailed the day before the training**

Event Status



Online only

Contact Information

Daniel Overton, WDVA