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Staff TBI Skill Builder

Fall 2019

Staff TBI Skill Builder is a 14-module, on-line training program designed for frontline staff new to working with adults with brain injury across a range of settings (e.g., residential support programs, day programs). Skill Builder can also be used as a refresher course for staff with more experience working with this population. client

Staff TBI Skill Builder takes approximately 3-5 hours to complete and is now available at no cost.  Watch the introductory video below and sign up to access the course. 

Sign up for Staff TBI Skill Builder!  https://learn.cbirt.org/skillbuilder/

Trouble signing up? Contact slocumbj@cbirt.org

Module Topics: 

  • Important Facts About Brain Injury
  • Get to Know the Person
  • Support Communication – Part I
  • Support Communication – Part 2
  • Support the Use of Memory Tools
  • Support Cognition
  • Support Access to Healthcare Providers, Activities of Daily Living and Wellness Routines
  • Support Participation in Personally Meaningful Activities
  • Build Positive Daily Routines
  • Self-Care for Staff
  • Understand the Reason for Challenging Behaviors
  • Respond to Challenging Situations and Behaviors “In the Moment”
  • Understand Conditions that Co-Occur with Brain Injury
  • Practice Putting it All Together


Note: Skill Builder is not a stand-alone training program but is intended to complement other types of trainings (e.g., on-site trainings/learning communities, workshops, etc.). 

A Certificate of Achievement is available upon successfully completing the program. staff working with client

Funded by: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services -
National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) [90IF0124-02-00]
Start date: October 1, 2016 -– September 2019
Project Director Laurie Powell, PhD
Co-Director: Ann Glang, PhD
Project Contact: lpowell@uoregon.edu