Children and Adolescents Affected by Traumatic Brain Injury (for CE credit)

This self-paced online course provides an overview of traumatic brain injury—its prevalence, signs and symptoms, and the effects on the child’s development and their family.   Through videos, participants will hear from experts in the field as well as from young people and their families.   The course will also provide information on resources to support families when a child or adult caregiver has experienced a traumatic brain injury.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the prevalence; signs and symptoms; and effects on cognition, behaviors, and mood, of TBI in children and adults.
  • Incorporate screening for TBI into assessments.
  • Identify and refer to appropriate community resources, assist clients in learning to advocate for services, and help clients identify and live with ambiguous grief.

Target Audience:

This course is designed for child and adolescent behavioral health clinicians including social workers, addictions counselors and other mental health professionals.  The course was developed for social workers and other mental health professionals at all the beginning and intermediate practice levels. 

Fee:   $20 for 3 hours of Continuing Education credit from NBCC and ASWB on Certificate of Completion

Agenda:   Self-paced on-line course of 3 hours

Part 1: 1 hour and 30 minutes

Introduction to Traumatic brain Injury

  • Prevalence
  • Why Clinicians Should Screen
  • Risk Factors
  • Signs and Symptoms
  • Effects on Functioning

Part 2: 1 hour and 30 minutes

  • Screening Tools
  • Ambiguous Grief
  • Compensatory Strategies
  • Recent TBI
  • When a Parent as a TBI

Part 3: 10 minutes

•     Resources

•     Post Test

•     Course Evaluation

ADA Statement:

If you require any of the auxiliary aids or services identified in the Americans with Disabilities Act in order to participate in this program, please call us at (919) 843-6083, or email us at

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Continuing Education:

The UNC Chapel Hill School of Social Work has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6642.  Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  The UNC Chapel Hill School of Social Work is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.  UNC SSW designates this continuing education activity for 3 contact hours.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Social Work, #1406, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Social Work maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 08/10/2015 – 08/10/2019. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive 3 clinical continuing education clock hours.

Course Evaluation and Certificate of Completion

Upon completion of this self-paced online course, participants will be directed to complete and pass a post-test (passing score is 80%) and a program evaluation.  Once finished, a pdf of the Certificate of Completion can be generated by participant in the course and be sent to the participant via email.

Contact for Questions or Concerns:  or 919-843-6083

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