Brain Injury Awareness and Recovery

Location: Rochester Community Hub



Course Aim
The aim of this course is to increase awareness of the effects of a brain injury and provide learners with information to help them with developing communication and social skills with service users.

Target Audience
This course is aimed at people working in a variety of social care settings alongside brain injury survivors. The course may also be useful for family and carers of brain injury survivors.

Course Contents
The course will:
• Cover information about the brain and the most common problems that occur with head injuries
• Explore ways to enable effective communication, develop understanding and encourage confidence with service users who have been affected by a brain injury

Specifically the course aims to explore:
• The areas of the brain and what function they undertake
• What an acquired brain injury is
• The possible causes of a brain injury
• The severity of brain injury
• The consequences of brain injury
• Recover and rehabilitation
• Good practice when working with service users with acquired brain injury
• Health issues and information about keeping healthy

Learning Outcomes
At the end of the course learners will:
• Be able to identify various types of Brain Injury
• Have an increased awareness of the hidden disability of a head injury
• Understand why rehabilitation is key to moving forward and ways to promote this.

Course Assessment
Learners who successfully complete the course will be given a certificate of attendance.

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