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Programs in High Schools Can Help Teens with TBI Set New or Different Goals

Programs in High Schools Can Help Teens with TBI Set New or Different Goals

Many high schools offer programs in technology or culinary arts, for example, that are one way for teens with TBI to learn some skills as jumping off places for future career opportunities.

Job Searching Tips for the Veteran with PTSD or TBI

Job Searching Tips for the Veteran with PTSD or TBI

Finding a job is never easy, but here are five suggestions to help you improve your odds and transition into a civilian job.

Job Accommodations for Return-to-Work

Job Accommodations for Return-to-Work

Learn more about job accommodations available as part of a return-to-work program.

Common Employer Questions About Returning Service Members with TBI and/or PTSD

Common Employer Questions About Returning Service Members with TBI and/or PTSD

The more employers know about TBI and PTSD, the more they can help their veteran employees succeed in the workplace.

Hiring Veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Dos and Don'ts for Employers and Hiring Managers

Hiring Veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Dos and Don'ts for Employers and Hiring Managers

Don't assume that a person with TBI or PTSD can't do a job due to apparent and non-apparent disabilities. Learn other dos and don'ts

Resilience: What Is It?

Resilience: What Is It?

Resilience can best be understood as a type of response to intense stress. By definition, resilience means "bouncing" or "returning to form."

Resilience: The Bounce Back Factor

Resilience: The Bounce Back Factor

Think of emotional resilience as armor for the mind, push-ups for the brain.

The Stress Continuum

The Stress Continuum

The Stress Continuum is a model that identifies how Sailors and Marines react under stressful situations and what to do to help.

Focus — and Rest — Are Crucial for a Successful Job Search

Focus — and Rest — Are Crucial for a Successful Job Search

Searching for a job can be frustrating — and exhausting, especially for veterans with TBI. Adam gets some good ideas from Army veteran William Marquez, Virginia Employment Commission.

Vocational Issues Following Traumatic Brain Injury, Part II

Vocational Issues Following Traumatic Brain Injury, Part II

Although some of the challenges related to returning to work can be hard to change, many people can successfully return to work after a brain injury.

The Many Ways Veterans Make Great Employees

The Many Ways Veterans Make Great Employees

"Veterans make great employees," Army veteran William Marquez, Virginia Employment Commission, explains to Adam. Prospective employers should focus more on the veterans' hard work, discipline, and skill level and less on any disability they may have.

Get Away from the “Go It Alone” Mentality

Get Away from the “Go It Alone” Mentality

When searching for a civilian job, veterans should consider finding a friend or buddy in a similar situation with whom to share ideas and strategies. Adam talks with Army veteran William Marquez, Virginia Employment Commission, about this topic.

Cool It on the Acronyms! Making Your Military Skills Understandable on a Civilian Resume

Cool It on the Acronyms! Making Your Military Skills Understandable on a Civilian Resume

Adam talks to Army veteran William Marquez, Virginia Employment Commission, about the resources available for veterans to help them find equivalent civilian jobs for what they did on active duty.

How to Enter the Civilian Workforce After Being in the Military

How to Enter the Civilian Workforce After Being in the Military

Adam talks with Army veteran William Marquez, Viriginia Employment Commission, about how to help veterans get the necessary licenses, certifications, and training they need to enter the civilian workforce.

How to Transfer Job Skills and Specializations from the Military to the Civilian World

How to Transfer Job Skills and Specializations from the Military to the Civilian World

Adam talks with Army veteran William Marquez, Viriginia Employment Commission, about how to get the job qualifications needed to transfer from a military to a civilian career.

Vocational Issues Following Traumatic Brain Injury, Part I

Vocational Issues Following Traumatic Brain Injury, Part I

The cognitive, communication, behavioral, sensory, physical, psycho-emotional, and social changes commonly experienced following TBI can affect a person's ability to return to work.

Long-Term Issues Post-Brain Injury Can Affect Return to Work

Long-Term Issues Post-Brain Injury Can Affect Return to Work

More than half of the people with TBI in this study were employed after three years. However, cognitive skills and psychiatric issues remained significant barriers to employment.

Helping Marines Get Unstuck

Helping Marines Get Unstuck

Using a common sense approach, Major Charles Hall helps injured Marines find their way forward.

Preparing for a Big Meeting or Presentation at Work After a TBI

Preparing for a Big Meeting or Presentation at Work After a TBI

An important event at work can take careful planning and energy — before and after the event. Adam shares some tips to help you "break a leg."

Easing Back into the Work Force After a Brain Injury

Easing Back into the Work Force After a Brain Injury

Starting with an internship and assessing your skills and abilities post-TBI are two strategies to help you successfully return to the work force. Adam shares his experience.

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