Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Resources

As we are wrapping up Brain Injury Awareness month, we would like to take this opportunity to draw your attention to a few resources to better your understanding of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), the signs and symptoms of TBI, as well as information to help you solve TBI-related problems in everyday life.

Gain a better understanding of TBI and discover steps to help break down the problem-solving process to assist someone with TBI in everyday life situations in the article ‘Be an Expert Problem Solver! Caregiving for and Coping with Traumatic Brain Injury,’. Be sure to check out the worksheets within the article, to help you identify patterns of problems in thinking or other areas, devise a problem-solving plan and build effective problem solving skills.

Another great resource to explore, is the ‘A Head for The Future’ TBI awareness initiative brought to you by the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC) an organization dedicated to serving active-duty military, their beneficiaries, and veterans with TBI.

Through the ‘A Head for The Future’ initiative you can learn ways to stay safe, recognize the signs and symptoms of TBI and discover resources for getting help.

The DVBIC offers tools, support and assistance to anyone who has experienced a TBI, as well as to those who knows someone who has a TBI. To find out more about this program and DVBIC check out their website here.


This MFLN-Military Caregiving concentration blog post was published on March 24, 2017.

Upcoming Webinar: Successful Transition for Students with Special Needs


We would like to invite you to join us for our upcoming webinar “Successful Transition for Students with Special Needs: What Resources are Available to You” on March 29, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern.

About This Webinar

Research has shown that all students and especially those receiving special education who follow a carefully crafted transition plan are more likely to achieve post-secondary success. Helping professionals can craft these plans, but many may not be aware of the various resources available to ensure students’ successful transition.

Additionally, educators are required by law to create a transition plan for students receiving special education by the age of 16; but, it is best practice to begin as early as middle school.

What are the available resources?

How can helping professionals ensure that all students succeed in reaching their transition goals?

We will answer these questions and more on March 29th at 11:00 a.m. Eastern!

About Our Presenter:

Lakshmi Mahadevan has a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology with an emphasis in Career Development Education from Texas A&M University.

Her areas of expertise include career assessment, post-secondary options for individuals with special needs, special education and multicultural career counseling. As Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist – Special Populations, Dr. Mahadevan has over ten years of experience in conducting face-to-face and online professional development with educators in Texas addressing various special populations-related issues (particularly students with disabilities and English Language Learners).

Her other activities include program evaluation, conducting workshops and presentations, preparing newsletters, creating webcasts and special interest web materials, maintaining and supervising the design of online modules, maintaining websites, liaison with stakeholders and experts, preparing evaluation reports, and providing technical assistance.

We hope to see you at our upcoming webinar: “Successful Transition for Students with Special Needs: What Resources are Available to You?”


Continuing Education Credit Available!

The MFLN Military Caregiving concentration has applied for 1.0 continuing education credit from The University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work for credentialed participants. Certificates of Completion will also be available for training hours as well.

Interested in Joining the Webinar?

To join this event, simply click on “Successful Transition for Students with Special Needs: What Resources are Available to You?” The webinar is hosted by the Department of Defense APAN system, but is open to the public.

If you cannot connect to the APAN site, an alternative viewing of this presentation will be running on YouTube Live. Mobile options for YouTube Live are available on all Apple and Android devices.

 This MFLN-Military Caregiving concentration blog post was published on March 17, 2017.