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Introduction to Cognitive Impairment: understanding, recognising and responding to Cognitive Impairment

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This interactive workshop is designed to help justice system professionals work more effectively with individuals who have cognitive impairment. The training covers a range of topics including:

  • Defining cognitive impairment
  • Identifying different types of cognitive impairment
  • Differentiating cognitive impairment from mental illness
  • Effective communication strategies for interacting with individuals with cognitive impairment
  • Responding to challenging behaviors that may arise

Participants in the training will also learn about the challenges that people with cognitive impairment face in the justice system, such as difficulties with communication and understanding legal processes. The training will address the importance of addressing one’s own attitudes and values towards cognitive impairment and the individuals affected by it and cover best practices for accommodating individuals with cognitive impairment in the justice system, ensuring that they receive fair and equitable treatment.

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