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Brain Injury Course: Crisis De-Escalation & Management for First Responders

Brain Injury Course: Crisis De-Escalation & Management for First Responders is proudly presented to you by Brain Injury Association of North Carolina's Online Learning Center. Thank you. We hope that you enjoy your course.

Crisis situations can be overwhelming and difficult to handle, particularly due to the changes that can be common after a brain injury. A person's actions, feelings, and thoughts may not be the same as prior to their injury, making de-escalation and grounding techniques essential but difficult. This training strives to promote positive interactions between individuals with brain injury and first responders including law enforcement, emergency response staff, and firefighters in crisis situations by investigating the brain, hearing from survivors and family members, and presenting practical scenarios and strategies.

Course Objectives:

Following the training, participants should be able to:

1. Describe what a brain injury is and the changes after brain injury.
2. Understand how brain injury can present in a crisis and the vulnerable populations to brain injury to be mindful of.
3. Identify and utilize de-escalation techniques or strategies specific to individuals with a brain injury.
4. Discuss potential scenarios that these strategies can be utilized in to promote positive interaction.

Participants should verify all continuing education credit information regarding licensure requirements with their state licensing board(s). Licenses are offered and renewed at the sole discretion of the state boards.


Lauren Costello, MS, CRC, CBIS
Lauren obtained dual Bachelor's degrees from Virginia Tech in Biological Sciences & Psychology. She then pursued her Master's degree in Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. She has worked in the hospital and community settings with special populations including acquired/traumatic brain, burn, and spinal cord injuries to name a few. She currently works at the Brain Injury Association of North Carolina as Central Resource & State Training Coordinator. She is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor and Brain Injury Specialist.

Narrator: Officer MJ Macario
Senior Training Officer MJ Macario or ‘Mac’, works for the Raleigh Police Department at the Raleigh Police Training Center and has prepared hundreds of recruits for the rigors of police work. He has instructed existing law enforcement officers at the local, state and federal level in a variety of subjects from edged weapon tactics to verbal de-escalation techniques. Mac has been Wake County’s Crisis Intervention Team’s lead de-escalation trainer for nearly a decade. He trains police officers how to de-escalate a person with mental illness or an intellectual/developmental disability when that person is in crisis.

Target Audience:

First responders including law enforcement, emergency medical staff, firefighters, and other de-escalation professionals.

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Crisis De-Escalation & Management After Brain Injury for First Responders
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