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There is a significant intersection between behavioral health and brain injury. As many as 75 percent of those seeking services for co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders are living with the effects of brain injury. Further complicating this fact is that many individuals seeking behavioral health services have not been properly diagnosed or screened for brain injury. These individuals may not even be aware that a brain injury may be part of why they are struggling. Additionally, many state behavioral health systems have policies or practices in place that can inadvertently turn someone with a brain injury away from much needed behavioral health services. Behavioral health clinicians often feel ill-equipped to address the needs of someone with a brain injury, which can lead to poor treatment outcomes.

The Administration for Community Living (ACL) Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Technical Assistance and Resource Center’s (TARC’s) will be offering a webinar to introduce their Behavioral Health Guide, designed to provide state brain injury professionals with the tools to effectively partner with their state behavioral health entities and improve outcomes. This webinar, “Introductory Webinar to the Behavioral Health Guide: Considerations for Best Practices for Children, Youth, and Adults with TBI,” will be held on Wednesday, June 22, 2022 from 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm. To participate in this webinar, register here.

This year, the Administration for Community Living (ACL) is celebrating National Disability Employment Awareness Month with a focus on the work of their National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research.

Employment Innovation: Improving Work for People with Disabilities
This virtual event will highlight the past, present, and future of research to advance employment opportunities for people with disabilities. The agenda includes remarks by ACL Administrator Lance Robertson and features presentations and panel discussions featuring NIDILRR grantees.

Wednesday, October 28, 2020
12:00 pm – 5:00 pm (EDT)

Space is limited – register now to reserve your spot and to receive instructions for joining the event! Registration closes October 26.

The event will include real-time captioning and American Sign Language remote video interpreting, and presentation slides will be emailed to attendees prior to the event. If you need other accommodations, or have any difficulties registering, please send to this email.

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On October 28, 2019, the Administration for Community Living (ACL) announced the launch of the Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Technical Assistance and Resource Center. The goal of this center is to help states promote access to integrated, coordinated services and supports for individuals who have sustained a TBI, their families, and caregivers. This center will provide program support to ACL and technical assistance to ACL’s TBI State Partnership program grantees, and will develop and compile resources that will be available to the public. This effort reflects ACL’s commitment to independent living and person-centered planning.

The new center will be administered by the Human Services Research Institute and the National Association of State Head Injury Administrators (NASHIA), as well as subject matter experts that include individuals who have experienced a TBI.

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The Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH), Bureau of Family Health (BFH) has been awarded the Administration for Community Living (ACL) Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) State Partnership Program Mentor Grant. This funding opportunity will allow for the BFH to develop a NeuroResource Facilitation Program. The program will connect families and individuals with TBI to services and resources through case management. The BFH will also fund brain injury education and training to increase knowledge of TBI with a focus on TBI screening in the juvenile justice and the older adult population. The overall project aim is to help maximize the health, independence, and well-being of persons with TBI and their families in Pennsylvania. Through the Mentor Grant Program, the BFH will also mentor other states to assist with enhancing their programming, and will collaborate with ACL and other Mentor States to build on the overall TBI infrastructure. Contact Melissa Dehoff, RCPA Director of Rehabilitation Services, with questions.

The Administration for Community Living (ACL) has extended an invitation to participate in a listening session tomorrow (Friday, August 11, 2017) from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm. This listening session is an opportunity to hear about the Partnerships for Innovation, Inclusion, and Independence, which is a proposed grant program that would combine the activities carried out by the State Councils on Developmental Disabilities, Statewide Independent Living Councils, and Traumatic Brain Injury Advisory Councils into a single state grant program. Please refer to the invite for additional information.

Listening Session Dial-In Information:
Number: 800-857-9877
Participant Code: 8400563