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Staff TBI Skill Builder

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

Skill Builder Project Publications
Powell, L.E., Gomez, D., Gau, J., Glang, A, Perez, A., Slocumb, J., Beck., L., and Dawson, M. (2019). A survey of the training experiences and needs of paraprofessionals serving adults with brain injury. Brain Injury. Retrieved https://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/5BN6JJDKEP22WJCCNFXW/full?target=10.1080/02699052.2019.1686773​

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