TBI in Juvenile Justice: (Hard) Lessons from Colorado

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Kim Gorgens, Ph.D.

This two-hour presentation will highlight a collaboration between the States of Colorado and Pennsylvania and will include data from adult and youth correctional, court, and treatment facilities. This presentation will also highlight a novel model from Colorado that is designed to identify brain injury history, assess cognitive functioning and psychosocial vulnerabilities, and to make recommendations and referrals that support the individual through (and out of) the system.
Credits: Act 48, ASHA, Psych
Audience: Special Education Teachers; Teachers/other professionals who work with students who have sustained a traumatic brain injury; General Education Teachers; Assistive Technology Specialists; Occupational Therapists; Physical Therapists; School Counselors; School Psychologists; Paraprofessionals

Speaker Bio: Dr. Kim Gorgens is a Clinical Professor in the Graduate School of Professional Psychology at the University of Denver. She teaches graduate coursework in Psychophysiology, Clinical Neuropsychology, and Psychology of Criminal Behavior, and she manages a large portfolio of TBI-related research (funded and otherwise). She publishes and lectures extensively on those issues to professional audiences and is committed to community and media outreach as well. Her work has been featured in Newsweek, USnews, and on NPR and CNN with Anderson Cooper, and she has two TED talks on youth sports concussion and brain injuries in criminal justice.
Kim Gorgens