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

Brain Injury Association Information, Brain Injury Broadcasts, Brain Injury Lawyers and Law, Current Affairs

Webinair: Bullying and Harassment of Students with Disabilities in School

The Brain Injury Association of New York State is sponsoring a webinair, "Bullying and Harassment of Students with Disabilities in School" on Monday, March 31, 2014 from 1:00-2:15 pm EST

This workshop offers an overview of the laws that prohibit the bullying and harassment of students with disabilities, including guidance from the US Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights and the Dignity for All Students Act.  The workshop will also discuss advocacy tips to address bullying and harassment in schools. 

Registration information: Reserve your webinar seat by March 30, 2014 by clicking here

For more information on the Brain Injury Association of New York, visit their website

 

March 26, 2014 | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

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Veterans with brain injuries, how to obtain benefits

The Brain Injury Association of New York State (BIANYS) has scheduled in new webinair, “Overview of Benefits for Veterans with Brain Injury” for Friday, November 22, 2013 from 1:00-2:15 p.m. EST.  This webinar will provide an overview of benefits available to Veterans who have sustained a TBI, their families and caregivers.  For more information and to register, click here

November 8, 2013 | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Brain Injury Association Information, Brain Injury Broadcasts, Brain Injury Legislative News

Brain injury and the affordable health care act--free webinair

The Brain Injury Association of America has announced a new webinair to explore the new Obama, health care legislation and its implications for those with traumatic brain injury entitled, “One Month Into Health Care Reform: An Update on Health Insurance Exchanges”

Participants will learn:

1. The status of how the new health insurance marketplace is operating
2. How individuals with brain injury fit into overall health care reform
3. What the changes mean for providers and consumers of brain injury benefits

Date and Time Fri, Oct 25, 2013 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT

Panelists Peter Thomas, Principle The Powers Firm Theresa Morgan, Legislative Director The Powers Firm
Registration Register at this link 
Webinar ID: 147-022-147
Audio Participants can use their computer's microphone and speakers (VoIP) or telephone. United States Toll: +1 (909) 259-0012 Access Code: 205-103-885 Audio PIN: Shown after joining the webinar

October 21, 2013 | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

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

In response to NFL Commissioner Goodell

I am honored that the Huffington Post has published the response of Shana De Caro, chair-elect of the traumatic brain injury litigation group and myself  “Players and Public Lose While NFL Reigns Victorious,”  to
Commissioner Goodell’s recent comments on the NFL settlement and the amazing expose on what the NFL knew and when they knew it which aired last night on PBS, Front Line documentary, “League of Denial”

 

 

October 9, 2013 | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Brain Injury Association Information, Brain Injury Broadcasts

July brain injury webinairs

The following webinairs are sponsored by the Brain Injury Association of America duing the month of July:

July 18, 2013, 3 p.m. ET, Mitch Rosenthal Memorial Webinar: Sexual Functioning after TBI

Angelle Sander, PhD, will discuss current research on sexuality following TBI.

Registration ends July 16, 2013, at 5 p.m. ET.  Click here.

 

July 24, 2013, at 3 p.m. ET:

Discussion of the current status of implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and other legislative and regulatory actions affecting access to rehabilitative care for people with TBI.

Register for this webinar here:

 

July 31, 2013, 3 p.m. ET, Caregiver Education Series: Getting Things Done with Smart Apps

Michelle Ranae Wild will explore a number of productivity apps available to help after brain injury.

Registration ends July 29, 2013, at 5 p.m. ET.  Click here.

 

 

July 15, 2013 | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

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The Crash Reel-An important message on the life long consequences of traumatic brain injury

I had the pleasure of viewing in preview, a new HBO documentary, The Crash Reel exploring the life and brain injury sustained by American snowboarding champion, Kevin Pearce which will debut on Monday, July
15th at 9 PM eastern time, 8 c on HBO.

As an advocate for persons with a brain injury, I appreciated the compassionate approach to the subject matter.  The treatment of Kevin as a person with a brain injury, rather than a brain injured person is a very important message for members of the public.  Kevin does not allow his brain injury to define who he is. He is an inspiration to anyone who has sustained a traumatic brain injury. 

The stages of the film depicting Kevin’s journey are quite helpful to an understanding of the transitions that an individual and their family members go through following profound brain trauma. 

This film will make a very important contribution to the understanding of traumatic brain injury in the minds of the public. 

The filmmakers have launched a comprehensive traumatic brain injury awareness and outreach campaign called #LoveYourBrain and the Pearce family has started the Kevin Pearce Fund to support families and individuals
affected by traumatic brain injury and other challenges.

For more information on the documentary, visit their face book site.

July 13, 2013 | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Brain Injury Broadcasts, Brain Injury Events

Abuse Head Trauma-Free Webinar

The Brain Trauma Foundation will be hosting a free Webinar: Abusive Head Trauma: A Unique Form of Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury on Wednesday, July 10th from 12 noon to 1 PM, eastern standard time.

You can click here to register. 

Seminar description:

Abusive head trauma (AHT) is the leading cause of death from child abuse and the leading cause of death from traumatic brain injury in children less than 2 years of age.  AHT is a unique form of TBI and is not simply a TBI which is inflicted by an adult on a child. This lecture will focus on describing some of the differences between AHT and non-inflicted TBI including of clinical presentation and radiologic findings. The epidemiology of AHT will also be discussed as well as several ongoing research studied related to improving the ability of physicians and other medical professional to identify AHT in its most mild form.

Objectives

-List at least three reasons why abusive head trauma is different from other forms of pediatric TBI.

-Discuss how epidemiology of abusive head trauma and how macroeconomic factors may be important in incidence.

-Discuss two approaches to improving detection of abusive head trauma and how close these are to clinical use.   

July 2, 2013 | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

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Webinar: Supporting Students Returning to the Classroom Post-Concussion

The Brain Injury Association of New York State is offering a free webinar: Return to Learn: Supporting Students Returning to the Classroom Post-Concussion.

Time and date: Wednesday, March 27, 2013, 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm (EST)

Overview: This webinar covers the "return-to-learn" process after concussion. Dr. Brian Rieger will discuss the challenges faced by students returning to the classroom after mild traumatic brain injury, especially in cases of complicated or prolonged recovery. He will also review the various academic accommodations that can be implemented to assist these students.

Dr. Rieger is Chief Rehabilitation Psychologist and director of the Upstate Concussion Center at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York. He is a member of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYPHSAA) Concussion Management Team and is the Psychology Liaison to the NYSPHSAA Safety Committee. For more information, please click here

March 23, 2013 | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Brain Injury Broadcasts, Brain Injury Veteran Issues

Traumatic Brain Injury and Veteran Issues: New Webinars announced by Defense Cneters for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury

The Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE) have announced the topics and dates for the first four monthly webinars in the 2013 brain injury Webinar Series.

The webinars are an opportunity for health care professionals who interact with service members, as well as service members and their families, to learn and ask questions about issues related to psychological health and traumatic brain injury (TBI). The webinars focus on a broad range of topics such as deployment phases, combat care, balancing home life with a deployed partner, managing challenges with posttraumatic stress disorder and TBI, and advances in behavioral health care and technologies.

Here are the announced topics and the scheduled dates:

Substance Abuse and Traumatic Brain Injury:
January 24, 2013, 1-2:30 p.m. (EST)

Chronic Pain
February 28, 2013, 1-2:30 p.m. (EST)

Vestibular Disturbances after Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
March 28, 2013, 1-2:30 p.m. (EST)

Military Children and Coping with Grief/Loss
April 25, 2013, 1-2:30 p.m. (EST)

For more information, please click here

January 18, 2013 | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack