While legal aid attorneys have come a long way in embracing trauma-informed advocacy, we still have much to learn about the physical and mental health of our clients. Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs) can produce cognitive and psychological impairments, and not just for professional football players. Veterans, accident survivors, and importantly, victims of physical abuse, can also experience TBIs and their long-term effects.
Please view this presentation to learn more about TBIs, their symptoms, and how to work with and advocate on behalf of clients who experience them.
Presented by Liz Valentin, Health Law Clinical Fellow at Suffolk University Law School, on Oct 22, 2021 as part of the CLAVC Initiative.
A pdf of the slides, as well as additional materials from the presentation, are attached.
|TBI FINAL PDF.pdf||1.77 MB|
|Self Assessment Resource 1 of 2.pdf||185.3 KB|
|Self Assessment Resource 2 of 2.pdf||473.3 KB|
|Advocate Assessment.pdf||30.41 KB|
|DOJ GUIDEANCE- COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE ADA AND LAW ENFORCEMENT.pdf||240.25 KB|
|MCDONOUGH, petitioner, 457 Mass. 512.pdf||259.77 KB|
|TEMPLATE LETTER TO REQUEST A REASONABLE ACCOMODATION.docx||17.14 KB|