Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a silent epidemic within incarcerated populations, underdiagnosed and untreated. TBI leads sufferers to become more emotionally and behaviorally dysregulated and more likely to experience a variety of mental health disorders. This session will explore behavioral health best practices, current neuroscience research, understanding of the six TBI diagnostic trajectories, and accessible methods for early diagnosis and actionable treatment options.
- Review the prevalence of traumatic brain injury in the correctional setting
- Apply the six TBI diagnostic trajectories to incarcerated individuals' behavioral health
- Discuss ways to improve diagnosis and treatment of TBI