Strategies developed in a pilot project investigating how to respond to the high prevalence of traumatic brain injury in corrections have grown into a program implemented in all facilities in the Washington State Department of Corrections. In this presentation, we describe the elements of the program and how it developed. These elements include TBI screening, cognitive skills training, peer mentoring, and referrals to mental health, health services, and ADA accommodations.
- Describe the elements of a program that addresses the high prevalence of TBI in incarcerated men and women
- Discuss the organizational change process used in implementing the TBI program
- Explore strategies for integrating a TBI program to different correctional contexts