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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.
Finding a job is never easy, but here are five suggestions to help you improve your odds and transition into a civilian job.
Learn more about job accommodations available as part of a return-to-work program.
The more employers know about TBI and PTSD, the more they can help their veteran employees succeed in the workplace.
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 can best be understood as a type of response to intense stress. By definition, resilience means "bouncing" or "returning to form."
Think of emotional resilience as armor for the mind, push-ups for the brain.
The Stress Continuum is a model that identifies how Sailors and Marines react under stressful situations and what to do to help.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Using a common sense approach, Major Charles Hall helps injured Marines find their way forward.
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."
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.