a) Materials for facilitators and presenters   

Notes for facilitators and presenters are in: Working with people with ABI: Materials for facilitators and presenters PDF

Handouts, Worksheets and Tools are available in Working with people with ABI: Training materials Handouts, Worksheets & ToolsPDF.

People working with people with ABI need to:

  • Have an introductory understanding of ABI (and the similarities and differences with other work with which they may be familiar [e.g. aged, disability, mental health, etc])
  • Be aware of the diversity of people with ABI and the impact of their injury
  • Be aware of the how to approach working with people with an ABI (appropriate for the participants work role).
  • Identify new strategies for working with people with ABI that could be used in their work (appropriate for the participants work role).
  • Identify their learning needs in working with people with ABI and also strategies in their work place for knowledge building about working with people with an ABI (and be aware of relevant learning materials, other supports and how to use them).

This web site has two self study modules and training resources to help people working with people with ABI to achieve these goals.

The learning materials have been designed for:

  • Information and referral staff
  • Support workers
  • Program staff
  • Case managers
  • Managers.

The learning materials have also been designed so that they can be used in staff meetings, staff development sessions, agency forums, in staff supervision and by external trainers running training workshops.

This document Working with people with ABI: Materials for facilitators and presenters PDFoutlines:

  • Learning opportunities: the variety of learning situations where the learning materials could be used
  • Resources: all the learning materials available (handouts, graphics, videos, etc)
  • Staff and agency meetings and forums: suggested processes for using the learning materials in staff and agency meetings and forums
  • Staff supervision: suggested processes for using the learning materials in staff supervision
  • A one day Workshop: suggested processes for a one day training workshop: Working with people with ABI An Introduction

All of the learning materials referred to in this document are available from this web site.

The materials have been developed by the Agency for Clinical Innovation in consultation with a wide range of stakeholders with funding from NSW Ageing Disability and Home Care an agency of NSW Department of Family and Community Services.