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Traumatic Brain Injury Among Veterans   

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) has been called the “signature injury” of the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. It has been estimated that approximately 20% of Veterans who were deployed to Iraq and/or Afghanistan sustained at least one mild TBI (mTBI), and many individuals sustained multiple mTBI’s over the course of one or more deployments. This presentation will address several topics related to TBI, including diagnostic criteria, factors that can contribute to persisting symptoms, and treatment options for cognitive difficulties.

Objectives: At the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Define the three levels of severity of traumatic brain injury (mild, moderate, severe) and common symptom patterns after this type of injury
  • Understand the overlap between post-concussive symptoms and symptoms associated with psychiatric conditions such as PTSD and depression
  • Understand cognitive compensatory strategies that can be used by Veteran’s with persisting cognitive difficulties

Cost: Free!

Parking: Ample on-street parking is available at or near the 2100 Building

Lunch Options:
Fare Start @ 2100 Café – near the entrance to the 2100 Building
Borracchini’s Bakery – 2307 Rainier Ave South, Seattle 98144
Burger King – 2021 Rainier Ave South, Seattle 98144
McDonald’s – 2336 25th Ave South, Seattle 98144
Wendy’s – 2543 Rainier Ave South, Seattle 98144
QFC – 2711 Rainier Ave South, Seattle 98144
Toshio’s Teriyaki – 1706 Rainier Ave S., Seattle 98144

Free CEUs & Clock Hours: Workshop certificate documents hours of instruction toward Continuing Education Units. Clock-hour forms are available free upon completion of the workshop

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