Vic Pub Discussion: Is Childhood Concussion Associated with Adult Criminal Behaviour?
- Audrey McKinlay
Is Childhood Concussion Associated with Adult Criminal Behaviour?
The title of this pub discussion says it all – although classified as mild, these injuries can be associated with ongoing problems that are often overlooked.
This talk will examine a range of outcomes that may emerge over time following a childhood traumatic brain injury (TBI) including adult outcomes, and examine the role of mental health workers in identifying TBI and facilitating more positive outcomes.
Concussion also known as mild Traumatic brain injury (mTBI) is one of the most common adverse injury events for both children and young adults, with a prevalence of around 30% by 25 years of age.
While 90% of these injuries are classified as mild, they are frequently associated with ongoing problems that are often overlooked. Indeed, once the medical emergency is over, children are often returned to pre-injury activity with little rehabilitative input, despite TBI being associated with increased behaviour problems including attention deficit hyperactivity and conduct disorders.
There is little information about how a childhood TBI might influence adult functioning such as employment, social interactions and offending behaviour, or incidence of mental health outcomes such as anxiety and depression or ability to parent well.
A pub discussion is a relaxed opportunity to observe a presentation on an interesting topic related to cognitive behavioural therapy. There are opportunities for the willing to engage in a discussion relating to the topic towards the end of the presentation.
Registration from 6:15pm for a 6:30pm start.