Event by Co-Occurring Collaborative Serving Maine
The overlap between brain injury and mental health and/or substance use disorders is common. Any one of these issues can affect the recovery of any of the other conditions. Unfortunately, brain injuries are not always recognized and addressed during assessment and treatment in the behavioral health field. What type of training is needed for the behavioral health provider? How can they work more collaboratively with colleagues in the brain injury services? And what resources are available?
A panel of experts facilitated by Nadine Idris, Capital Center Director, Disability and Aging Program Co-Director, USM/Muskie School of Public Service, with representatives from brain injury, mental health, substance use, persons who have brain injuries, veteran services, and assistive technology will engage in a crucial conversation on this topic. Round table discussions with the audience will follow, with the overarching goal of defining future training needs.
Sarah Kilch Gaffney, CBIS A brain injury advocate and educator, Sarah is the program coordinator for the Maine chapter of the Brain Injury Association of America.
Facilitator Nadine Edris, Capital Center Director, Disability and Aging Program Co-Director, USM/Muskie School of Public Service
Panel Representatives from brain injury, mental health, substance use, persons who have brain injuries, veteran services, and assistive technology
- Kathy Adams OTL, ATP, Maine CITE Program Director Description, Maine CITE
- Jessica Turcotte, LCPC-c, Clinical Director of Supported Housing, Kennebec Behavioral Health
- Lee Glynn, Stroke Survivor, member of State of Maine’s Acquired Brain Injury Advisory Council and BIAA-ME’s Advisory Board, facilitator of Maine’s brain injury support groups
- Derek Fales, LSW, Waiver Services Director, Developmental Disabilities and Brain Injury Services, Office of Aging and Disability Services, Maine DHHS
- Sarah Gaffney, CBIS, Program Coordinator, Maine Chapter of Brain Injury Association of America
- Michael Mitchell, LCSW, CEO, Crisis and Counseling Centers
- Steve Wade, Executive Director, Maine Chapter of Brain Injury Association of America
- More TBD
Audience: Leaders and advocates from the brain injury community and behavioral health community
Date and location: Monday, February 10th, 2020 | UMA, The Holocaust and Human Rights Center, 46 University Drive, Augusta, ME
Check-in will begin at 12:30 p.m. | Starts at 1:00 p.m. Ends at 4:00 p.m.
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