Professional Training, Education and Technical Assistance will continue to focus on building the field of injury prevention practitioners and researchers by training post-doctoral fellows and pre-doctoral externs. In addition, we will continue to provide educational opportunities for service providers and researchers through webinars, symposia at professional conferences as well as invited lectures at medical/educational institutions relevant to our mission. With respect to educational outreach, we will also offer a variety of resources online, e.g., manuals for several TBI-relevant interventions. Technical assistance is provided upon request to support the adoption and use of products emerging from MS-ICRC activities.
Activities comprising Outreach to Lay Constituencies focus on information sharing through social media and our website as well as development of educational products that address challenges of living with TBI; in Years 4-5, we will also address measures to help youth at risk for violence and their support networks.
The final element of outreach focuses on Policy Advocacy: One or more Policy Think Tanks will be formed to review data relevant to policy, i.e., data generated by the MS-ICRC and by others. The mandate will be to develop recommendations for actions and strategies the MS-ICRC can adopt for accomplishing needed changes in policy. The initial Policy Think Tank will focus on screening for unidentified/”hidden” TBI in children.