Happy National Disability Employment Awareness! | Week of 10/07/22
In this newsletter
October presentations (4)
Brain Health Education
Referrals & Resources
Other TBI Support (Research)
I. UPCOMING PRESENTATIONS:
“Goal Setting” with Bruce Formes 7147186415 (text only)
Friday October 7th at 11:15 am to 11:30 pm PST
Taking progressive steps toward a goal that is personally meaningful in the future, gives you motivation in the present! Set up strategies to make you as successful as possible in your pursuits.
“Global Grief” by Swami of Yoga Vedanta Centres (LA)
Friday October 7th at 11:30 pm to 12:30 pm PST
Processing grief and loss is such an important topic for healing…
In survivors of brain injury we experience an ambiguous loss of who we were even though we are still physically here https://sivananda.org/
Medical Speech Therapy for Brain Injury with Maureen Hall-Katz
Friday October 21st at 11:15 am to 12:15 pm PST
Tracking Symptoms with Power of Patients (Hannah Burgess)
Turn your words into data that you can load onto a customizable app to track brain injury symptoms to better communicate with medical health providers and discover patterns in your symptoms for treatment and management!
Saturday October 29th at 1:15 pm to 2:15 pm PST
UPCOMING MEETINGS & EVENTS
IN-PERSON & VIRTUAL MEETINGS
Friday, 10/07/22 @ 11 AM to 1 PM PST
open group format
Both In-Person & Virtual
11 am - 1 pm PST Cognitive Rehab Course
1 pm - 3 pm PST Support Gathering
130 West Bastanchury Rd., Fullerton, CA 92833
If you haven’t already, please complete survey to obtain new meeting link for St. Jude Brain Injury Network virtual meetings.
BRAIN HEALTH EDUCATION:
see all past presentations on our website, CLICK ME
I. Cognitive Rehabilitation Classes: ABC Calendar technique
Download a copy: CLICK ME
II. Cognitive Rehabilitation Classes: Session 4 recording below
Download the Slides: CLICK ME
REFERRALS & RESOURCES
I. UCSF: virtual parent support group for their children with brain injury
1. This is a great resource because it is facilitated by a pediatric neurologist and a pediatric neuropsychologist.
2. The flyer says "childhood brain injury" but this group is open to any parent whose child has had a brain injury - no matter their child's current age)
3. Any PARENT of a survivor can join, just contact 408 727 5775 email@example.com
WEBSITE: CLICK ME
II. Memory Training at UCLA (virtual):
1. 4 sessions 10/12; 10/19; 10/26; 11/2 from 10 am to 12 pm PST
2. $75 total for all four sessions
3. Register HERE: CLICK ME
III. Mild Cognitive Impairment Study with fMRI & TMS: 310 210 6978
OTHER TBI SUPPORT
I. Interested in becoming a Certified Brain Injury Specialist (CBIS)??
Read the eligibility requirements here (500 hours of direct service to other survivors + an exam): CLICK ME
II. Interested in becoming a Peer Support Specialist in California??
Thanks to SB 803 legislation passed in January 2021, work completed as a Peer Support Specialist can be reimbursed/compensated by Medi-Cal! To read requirements (hours + exam): CLICK ME
III. Currently, the largest NIH study on adolescent concussion is happening at UCLA (and in Seattle, Washington DC, University of Texas, Wake Forest, Rochester)
ELIGIBILITY: 11-18 years old and had a concussion in the past month
Two in-person visits and participants can get paid up to $210 for their time along with a comprehensive report
Below is the flyer for the Care 4 Kids Flyer
CARE4Kids Study Website
IV. Contribute to brain injury research by completing the survey below about your difficulties and disabling experiences (let your voice be heard)
V. Brain Donation following death is one of the most promising avenues for researchers to learn how to prevent/cure disorders… interested in donating?
Learn more: CLICK ME
MISSED A MEETING?
Click button below to view all of past newsletters. Also available on our website in the Resources tab.
Best regards and have a fantastic day!
Daniel Ignacio, PhD LMFT CBIS
St. Jude’s Brain Injury Network