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Brain Injury Association of America Caregiver Webinar

The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) has scheduled in new practical Webinar “Practical Strategies for Managing Deficit Awareness After Brain Injury” 

People are often discharged from rehabilitation before they have fully grasped how their brain injury affects them day to day. Deficit awareness is a key component in:

•         improving safety awareness;

•         willingness to participate in continuing rehabilitation;

•         use of compensatory strategies; and

•         improving emotional reactions to others.

This webinar will offer an overview of what "deficit awareness" is, and offer strategies and tools to help the family and the person with a brain injury better manage their deficits as they continue to recover.

The webinar will be broadcast on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. Eastern 12:00 p.m. (noon) Pacific time.

Registration closes Monday, November 3 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern, 2:00 p.m. Pacific

For registration, click here.

October 16, 2014 | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Brain Injury & Concussions, Brain Injury and Sports, Brain Injury Broadcasts

NFL Concussion Crisis--PBS to rebroadcast League of Denial this tusday evening

FRONTLINE’S new season begins on September 30 at 10pm ET with League of Denial: The NFL’s Concussion Crisis. With the NFL under fire in the news recently for its abysmal denial regarding its useless corporate guidelines on domestic violence, FRONTLINE will air a 90-minute rebroadcast of League of Denial: The NFL’s Concussion Crisis. It is projected that more than 150 NFL players will suffer a concussion this NFL season.

September 27, 2014 | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Brain Injury and Sports, Brain Injury Broadcasts, Brain Injury Lawyers and Law

Legal discussion analyzing class action soccer lawsuit againt FILA

I will be participating tomorrow morning—Saturday, August 30th at 10:40 AM in a discussion on the class action lawsuit commenced against FIFA and US Soccer leagues for concussion injuries in youth soccer on "The Classroom" from the Marist College Center for Sports Communication.

I will be analyzing the claims made in this soccer case, the relief that the plainitff's are seeking and the legal arguments that I anticipate each side will be making.

1220 ESPN Radio and the Marist College Center for Sports Communication have launched a weekly sports radio program produced live from the Marist College campus, representing the nation’s first partnerships between an ESPN radio affiliate and an academic center on a college campus.

The program, named “The Classroom,” is heard on Saturday mornings on Fox1220, 95.7 and 94.1 ESPN Radio and live on the web at 10 a.m. to noon.  My segment is scheduled for 10:40 AM. 

To listen to the broadcase live, click here 

August 29, 2014 | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

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Parent's Guide to Concussions-Free Webinar

The Brain Injury Association of New York State is offering a free Webinar, A Parent's Guide to Concussions in the Classroom on   Thursday, August 28, 2014 from 3:00-4:15 p.m. EST

Topics to include:

What to do when my child sustains a concussion?
What is the school district’s responsibility when a student is concussed?
Neurocognitive testing, what is it for?
Return to play protocols
Return to school protocols|
Available resources for managing a complex concussion

Click here to register

 

August 14, 2014 | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Brain Injury Broadcasts

TBI and the Juvenile Justice System Webinar

 The HRSA Traumatic Brain Injury Technical Assistance Center has scheduled a Webinar: Children & Youth with TBI: Diversion Programs and Proper Identification and Treatment After Entering the Juvenile Justice System

June 17, 2014  at 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. ET

The webinar will address the following questions:

How do you help a child with an undetected TBI who has entered the juvenile justice system because of behavioral problems? What do juvenile justice personnel, courts, schools, and others need to know to be able to detect a TBI and refer them for appropriate treatment? What are the legal implications?

The webinar will focus on the following topics:

•         National efforts to address the school to prison pipeline

•         Barriers and challenges for youth with TBI in the juvenile justice system, including what happens when they are misidentified or improperly evaluated

•         What HRSA’s Protection and Advocacy (P&A) grantees are doing across various states to divert children from the juvenile justice system and make sure that youth with TBI get referred for appropriate screening and treatment

•         Individual justice planning tools that P&As and others can use to divert children and youth from the juvenile justice system and alternative sentencing options                               

RSVP by clicking here                          

June 13, 2014 | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Brain Injury and Sports, Brain Injury Broadcasts

On line discussion of the crisis of sports concussions

I have been invited to share my thoughts following my participation at the White House Healthy Kids and Safe Sports Concussion Summit Sports

This afternoon, at 12:30 PM (eastern time), I will be a gues of Ed Berliner on his internet news show, "Mid Point"-NewsMax TV to discuss the crisis of sports concussions.  you can access the show by clicking here.

President Obma's inaugural concussion summit presented a watershed moment in valdiating and tackling the public health crisis of the long-term hazards posed by concussions in sports and its ramifications.

Now, we need to seize upon the president's iniative and move forward with a national plan to address the crisis of concussion in sports and take all the steps necessary to prevent, preventable brain injuries from occuring and provide the needed support and care to children and adults once a brain injury does take place

 

June 11, 2014 | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

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Sports Concussion Summit-Listen this Sunday when I share my thoughts with Bob Salter on WFAN

Last Thursday, I joined President Obama at the White House for his Summit on Youth Sports Concussions. I will be discussing my thoughts about the new sports concussion initiatives and the need for comprehensive federal legislation this Sunday morning at 7 AM with Bob Salter on WFAN Radio 66 AM, 101.9 FM  You can listen to a live stream of my interview on Sunday by clicking here.

June 6, 2014 | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

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TBI Public Funding Webinar Series sponsored by The National Association of State Head Injury Administrators (NASHIA)

The National Association of State Head Injury Administrators (NASHIA) has announced a new series of webinars highlighting traumatic brain injury public funding programs including:

TBI Trust Fund programs;
Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) waivers; and
Maximizing and pooling resources to support services and TBI service delivery systems.

Webinar I: TBI Trust Funds
Date and Time: Wednesday, May 21, 2014 from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM (ET)
This first webinar will focus on trends in State TBI Trust Fund programs. Presenters will provide an overview of state trust fund programs and methods for maximizing revenue resources through legislation and pooled funds.

Objectives:
1.       Identify states with TBI trust funds and resources
2.       Identify methods for maximizing and pooling resources
3.       Understand how data can be used to support increased funding

Registration information: First come, first served; limited seating.  Reserve your space now by following this link

Registration is free.  No CEUs will be offered.

Speaker presentations will be posted on the NASHIA Website

Webinar II: Medicaid TBI HCBS Waivers
Wednesday, June 18, 2014:  2:00 PM (ET)

Webinar III:  Pooling Resources for TBI Services
Wednesday, July 16, 2014: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM (ET)

May 7, 2014 | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

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Comprehensive Management of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury-Brain Injury Association of America Webinar Program

The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) will be sponsoring a webinar examining the questions,  What is the current scientific perspective surrounding mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI)? What are the necessary elements to a comprehensive approach to concussion management?

The webinar will take place on Thursday, May 8, 2014 from 3:00 p.m. Eastern, 12:00 p.m. (noon) Pacific

The scheduled speakers are Kevin Crutchfield, M.D., Vascular Neurologist and Director of the Comprehensive Sports Concussion Program at LifeBridge Health, and Jessica McWhorter, Ph.D., ABPP/RP  Rehabilitation Neuropsychologist at The Sandra and Malcolm Berman Brain & Spine Institute, will discuss current controversies in the treatment of concussion and diagnostic dilemmas in working with patients who experience persistent symptoms. They will also present a comprehensive model of care. Register by 5:00 p.m. (ET) May 6, 2014.

Click here to register.

May 2, 2014 | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Brain Injury Broadcasts, Brain Injury Veteran Issues

Webinar: Unique Needs of Veterans and Returning Service Members with Traumatic Brain Injuries

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is sponsoring a webinar: The Unique Needs of Veterans and Returning Service Members with TBI to be broadcast on April 7, 2014 from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. ET

Military personnel are at an increased risk for sustaining a traumatic brain injury (TBI) due to the nature of military service, but many with a TBI may not come forward because they are unaware of their injury, unsure if help is available, or fear stigma of asking for help.

Being part of military culture presents unique challenges that are not always understood by professionals delivering their care in a civilian community. For example, some veterans and returning service members have co-occurring conditions such as depression or post-traumatic stress disorder, along with TBI, that make it difficult to diagnose and treat appropriately.

How are states identifying military service members who have a TBI to make sure they get referred for appropriate screening and treatment?  How are states building cultural competence among health professionals and others who interact with this population? What supports and services offered by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to individuals with a TBI and their families could complement state efforts?

These issues will be explored on the webinar n April 7 at 3:00 p.m. ET when HRSA grantees and a representative from the Department of Veterans Affairs will discuss:

•         How to reach veterans and returning service members when they have not come forward or do not know they have a TBI

•         Examples of successful outreach to veterans, returning service members, and their families

•         Unique issues facing veterans and returning service members, including women and people of color

•         Training and outreach to health care providers, college/university staff, and other professionals to help them better understand the military culture

•         Collaborations between the VA and the civilian medical system to help ensure access to appropriate care and services

•         Ways that the VA supports veterans and returning service members with TBI nationally and how these programs can complement efforts at the state-level                                

RSVP by clicking here   

April 1, 2014 | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack