Brain Injury As a Co-Occurring Disorder: Building State Capacity Through Collaboration and Training
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Tue, 6/14, 11:00 AM
- Attendees will become familiar with a model of state interagency collaboration
- Attendees will be provided tools to equip behavioral health professionals and those working with individuals with developmental disabilities to screen for a co-occurring brain injury and appropriately support individuals identified as experiencing brain injury related cognitive, physical and behavioral sequela.
The Maryland Mental Hygiene Administration (MHA), Maryland's lead agency for brain injury since 1998 is part of of the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH), which also houses the Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) and the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Administration(ADAA). The liason between these adminstrations has long recognized that not only are substance abuse and mental health frequent co-occurring disorders, but that brain injury is also a co-occurring disorder across populations served by DHMH.