Brain Injury Fundamentals


The Academy of the Certification of Brain Injury Specialists (ACBIS) now offers a Brain Injury Fundamentals (BIF) Certificate, and the Brain Injury Alliance of Connecticut will be offering training to obtain this new certification beginning in Spring 2020.  The new certificate addresses the unique needs and challenges of those who care for or who encounter individuals with brain injury.  

Training Details:

A one day training from 9am-5pm is scheduled for  April 30th, 2020 followed by an open book, open notes online quiz that attendees complete on their own.  If individuals do not pass the first quiz they have unlimited opportunities to retake the quiz.  The cost of the training, workbook and quiz is $250. Download registration form

Direct care staff, facility staff, family members, first responders, counselors, other specialists in the community.

Brain Injury Fundamentals topics include:

  • Cognition
  • Guidelines for interacting and building rapport
  • Brain injury and behavior
  • Medical complications
  • Safe medication management
  • Families coping with brain injury

The course is grounded in adult learning principles, maximizing participant engagement and application through an interactive workbook. Using real-life scenarios to anchor the course concepts, participants learn about the challenges people face following brain injury and the types of support they need. This essential program will help candidates understand different types of behavior, manage medication safely, and provide support to families and friends.  After completing intensive training, candidates will complete an open book, open notes online quiz on their own time (the quiz does not need to be proctored. The quiz can be retaken as many times as needed to pass.  Upon successful completion of the quiz candidates will receive a certificate that is valid for three years.  

For more information, contact Rene Carfi, Senior Brain Injury Specialist, at 860-219-0291, ext. 306 or rcarfi@biact.org.