Host a Screening Drive
Brain injuries have been known to hide in plain sight. Screenings are often only done on those suspected of having had a brain injury, but research shows many individuals suffer with lasting effects of a brain injury without realizing it. By hosting a screening drive at your agency, you will help identify individuals that have undiagnosed brain injuries.
The North Dakota Brain Injury Network (NDBIN) has a developed a user-friendly way to screen clients and challenges your agency to encourage all staff to screen all clients for one month. March is Brain Injury Awareness Month, so that would be a great time to try it. But we are here to help, no matter what month you choose.
NDBIN can help develop flyers and will promote the screening drive on the NDBIN website and Facebook page.
Training your staff
Training takes approximately 1.5 hours and can be done in person or via Zoom.
Follow-up support for clients with positive screens
Resources include tip sheets for both professionals and the client, and access to our user-friendly data entry portal with many other useful materials.
Staff time to implement screening
Approximately 20-30 minutes of time are needed for POSITIVE screens. If someone screens negative, it only takes about 5 minutes.
How to Get Started
- Email Carly Endres at carly.endres@UND.edu to set a date to have your agency trained on NDBIN's screening tool
- Promote the screening drive
- Screen all clients for the month of March (or the month of your choosing)