INDIANAPOLIS, June 8th, 2021 – CreateAbility Concepts, Inc., a technology company located in Indianapolis, was recently awarded a portion of the Second Chance Grant provided by the State of Florida’s Department of Justice for the replication and use of their MyBrain technology. CreateAbility’s MyBrain will be utilized as technology solution that will ultimately, help reduce the rate of recidivism in youth ages 14-18.
Modern research identifies traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) in approximately 50% of youth who have been in juvenile detention centers or prison. The neurocognitive changes that occur from TBIs can commonly result in substance abuse problems, disrupted relationships, employment issues, and extra challenges in learning. When not managed effectively, these issues decrease the efficacy of reform efforts. The Second Chance Grant was designed to proactively survey and monitor the youth offenders’ health, well-being, and other factors before they act out, re-offend and/or break the conditions of their release.
CreateAbility’s Role in the Second Chance Youth Re-entry Program:
Using a tablet, the youth offender will use CreateAbility’s MyBrain app for surveillance. For example, MyBrain will provide regular, intervallic measure of pain level, opioid use, anger and irritability, mood, substance misuse, affect dysregulation, sleep-related impairment, cognitive functioning, level of TBI-related disability, social isolation, and self-efficacy for managing one’s own emotions.
These assessments can be delivered in a way that matches the youth’s ability, such as via an App with a built-in screen reader, a simplified web form, or as a chat bot. When the youth scores high in a risk area, interventions are provided to help them self-manage their anger, anxiety or depression. Alerts are sent to staff if certain answers indicate an immediate need, such as suicidal ideations, or the youth is obtaining drugs from a different source than the pharmacy.
MyBrain technology was created in 2018 and now serves as the foundation of CreateAbility’s avatar-led assessment system called Evalu8Now. Evalu8NOW is currently being used in the private TBI sector as well as the intellectual disabilities community.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on what MyBrain technology can do for your data collection and person-centered care plan initiatives.
About CreateAbility Concepts, Inc.
CreateAbility strives to improve the dignity, security, and quality of life for people who are trying to maintain varying degrees of independence, but who need assistive technologies. Our mission is to create innovative products that help them flourish beyond their current capability. Our interactive health and safety monitoring software solutions help caregivers deliver an affordable blend of care, 24/7 that nurtures independence. We serve caregivers, agencies, and organizations devoted to helping older adults, people with intellectual disabilities, brain injuries, and behavioral health issues.
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