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2019 Consumer Family Conference
Join the Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance for our Spring 2019 Consumer and Family Conference on Saturday, June 1 from 1 to 4 p.m. This half-day conference is an opportunity for individuals with brain injury, family members and loved ones to participate in workshops and sessions that focus on innovations in the world of brain injury care, therapy and rehabilitation.

Click here for more information and to register today.

Unmasking Brain Injury
The Alliance's Unmasking Brain Injury in Minnesota project, in association with The Basilica Disability Awareness Ministry, is enjoying a monthlong exhibit at The Basilica of Saint Mary through June 9. Upcoming events associated with this exhibit include an afternoon reception and a showing of the "Unmasking" documentary.

UNMASKING FILM: Tuesday, June 4 at 6:30 p.m. (Doors open at 6 p.m.)

See Jed Schlegelmilch's award-winning film Unmasking and enjoy a question and answer session with the filmmaker and representative from the Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance.

The Basilica of Saint Mary
Lower Level, John XXIII Gallery & Teresa of Calcutta Hall
Hennepin at North Sixteenth Street
Minneapolis, MN 55406
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Caregiver Advocacy and Resource EducationThe Minnesota Stroke Association in collaboration with the State of Minnesota Department of Human Services Live Well at Home Grant will present education sessions about caregiving through the Caregiver Advocacy and Resource Education (CARE) Program. The program will also include 30 minutes of social time for caregivers to connect and benefit from the experience, skills, and wisdom of other caregivers.

Click here for more information on the Caregiver Advocacy and Resource Education series or call our Education and Community Outreach Department at 763-553-0088.

Brain Injury Basics Classes Schedule
Brain Injury Basics classes are developed for individuals with brain injury, their friends and family and the professionals who serve them. Our 2019 session dates are set and ready for you to attend!

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The Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance is offering Lunch and Learn Seminars for Social Workers and Social Service Professionals. Continuing Education Units have been approved by the Board of Social Work and will be available at each seminar. The seminars will begin at 12 p.m. and be held at the Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance office in Roseville. Click here for more information.

p> The 2019 Minnesota Statewide Stroke Conference will take place on Thursday, November 14 at the Earle Brown Heritage Center in Brooklyn Park. We invite you to submit a proposal or proposals for breakout sessions. Proposals are due by June 28, 2019.

Click here to fill out your Request for Presenters today!

Mind Matters Spring 2019
In the Spring 2019 edition of Mind Matters, Meet B. Erin Cole and Little Brain, Finding Happiness, our 2019 Annual Conference, Public Policy Updates and more!

Click here to read our current edition of Mind Matters.

Few people understand the personal impact brain injury can have. Its effects often are subtle and difficult to express. In March of 2016, the Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance began the Unmasking Brain Injury in Minnesota project - a statewide community-based art project that enlisted the participation of over a thousand individuals living with the effects of brain injury. Unmasking allowed individuals affected by brain injury to design masks that communicate their unique perspectives and altered outlooks. It gave survivors and caregivers a voice to illuminate their life with a brain injury; to show others that persons living with a disability due to brain injury are deserving of respect, compassion and the same opportunities afforded all citizens in their respective communities.

Click here for more information about Unmasking Brain Injury.

Brain Injury in the Homeless Community: Where Do We Go from Here
The Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance invited representatives from a wide range of service providers serving the homeless as well as homeless individuals with brain injuries to participate in a half-day discussion intended to identify specific ways the Alliance could build stronger connections to the homeless community. The discussion, facilitated by a senior Wilder Research consultant, covered a wide range of topics including experiences in recognizing and responding to brain injury, stigma and misunderstandings associated with this type of injury, supports and services available now, and ideas about what supports might best serve this population in the future. The information from this dialogue will be used by the Alliance to plan for outreach and intervention efforts that can best meet the diverse range of needs among those who have suffered traumatic brain injuries.

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Sports Concussion Training Available
Sports concussion training is available for youths of all ages through high school, including athletes, parents, coaches, trainers, teachers and nurses. Learn how to prevent sports concussions as well as to identify signs and symptoms if a sports concussion occurs.

Find out more about our Sports Concussion Training by clicking here.