Traumatic Brain Injury in Prisons and Jails

TBI EDUCATION FOR CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS

The Handbook for Correction Officers and Other Institutional Staff to Identify Inmates with Traumatic Brain Injuries is a comprehensive guide designed for correctional officers in the management of inmates with TBI. It contains information on the brain structures and functions, behavioral and cognitive deficits associated with TBI,  Recovery, rehabilitation and management techniques to effectively interact with inmates who have suffered from TBIs.

Traumatic Brain Injury in Prisons and Jails - An Unrecognized Problem, is a fact sheet containing important information and several helpful links from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Listed below are the links associated with this fact sheet: Download the fact sheet

CDC, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control
This site provides information for professionals and the general public regarding TBI. Topics include prevention, causes, outcomes, and research. Data reports regarding TBI in the United States and many free publications and fact sheets can be downloaded. Materials are available in English and Spanish.

Health Issues in Correctional Settings:
CDC, National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention
This site provides information for public health and criminal justice professionals about health topics with an emphasis on infectious diseases in the correctional setting. It also has materials for the general public with links to related organizations.

Intimate Partner Violence (IPV):
CDC, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control
The site provides information for professionals and the general public regarding IPV. The site contains an overview and fact sheet about IPV, prevention strategies, links to other IPV prevention organizations, and a list of current CDC publications.

Legal Issues of Persons with TBI within Correctional Settings:
National Disability Rights Network
This site provides information about the laws protecting the civil and human rights of persons with disabilities, including TBI. Incarcerated persons with disabilities, or their families, can receive help from the Network regarding prisoners’ legal rights, access to mental health services and/or medication, and restoration of benefits upon release.

Substance Abuse:
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration
This site provides information about treatment resources for persons with, or at risk for, mental and/or substance abuse problems. Also, the site provides information for professionals regarding alcohol and other drug-related disorders. The site has materials for specific populations and age groups and hotline numbers for support organizations.

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