Results from the BIFI Training sessions are in!
Training consisted of a two day program which was conducted between 2009-2011 with a total of 219 rehabilitation professionals.
Participants completed self-evaluations pre- and post-training relating to the following issues:
1. Knowledge about impact of ABI (after brain injury) on families.
2. Familiarity with theoretical models of post-ABI family intervention.
3. Self-confidence in assessment and intervention skills.
4. Possession of tools to work effectively with families after ABI.
5. Confidence in skills required to address complex familysituations.
The workshops provided a forum for sharing knowledge and expertise locally, nationally and internationally to enhance capacity in the ABI system. 219 professionals from Ontario, Nova Scotia, Alberta, Brazil, and Sweden have learned about implementation of BIFI or BIFI-A and ways of enhancing their family intervention skills. The 2-day Brain Injury Family Intervention Training resulted in statistically significant improvements in participants’ knowledge, confidence, and skills in working effectively with families after ABI. These workshops exemplify the integration of research, education and knowledge translation to enhance clinical care for clients with ABI and their families.
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