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Version 2.0 - Better

Better programming includes the education, screening and referral elements of Version 1.0, and adds additional capability for in-depth assessment and motivational interviewing. Adding these two features requires special training for staff and time set aside during the treatment programs.
In-depth assessment. The assessment conducted as part of Version 2.0 programming identifies strengths and needs in relation to substance use, a person’s level of awareness, and the ability of the community environment to support their goals following rehabilitation. This information is used to plan for referrals to community-based resources. If a program provides Version 3.0, this assessment data also serves as the basis for the treatment team intervention.
Motivational interviewing. Version 2.0 also adds motivational interviewing for the person who will not be receiving additional intervention at the program. This approach is intended to increase the likelihood that persons served will follow through with community-based service providers. Motivational interviews typically can be completed in one or two sessions.
Referral source linkages. The third element in Version 2.0 is more aggressive identification and evaluation of community-based services. In most cases referral services need special preparation to work successfully with persons who have a brain injury. This bridging between person served and substance abuse treatment resources further facilitates successful referral, enhances continuity of services, and promotes successful recovery. 


This website has been funded with financial assistance from Grant #H133A120086 awarded by the U.S. Department of Education, National Institute on Disability Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) to the Ohio Valley Center for Brain Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation for the current funding period of 10/01/2012 - 09/30/2017.