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2019 Annual Conference for Professionals in Brain Injury
The 2019 Annual Conference for Professionals in Brain Injury will be held on April 25 and 26 at the Earle Brown Heritage Center in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota. Shannon Juengst, PhD, CRC and Dr. Dean Beebe, PhD, ABPP, will be presenting our keynote presentations on Thursday and Friday mornings. Plenary presentations from Holly Kostrzewski and Nancy Carlson will be held in the afternoons. There will also be 24 breakout sessions, vendor/sponsor booths and plenty of networking and learning opportunities.

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We look forward to seeing you at the 2019 Annual Conference for Professionals in Brain Injury!

The 2019 Consumer and Family Conferences will take place on Saturday, June 1 at New Life Presbyterian Church in Roseville. Click here for more information on our June Conference.

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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Caregiver Advocacy and Resource Education
Join us on Saturday, April 6, in Saint Cloud as we present a conference for caregiversat Whitney Senior Center from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

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The 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.

Mind Matters Winter 2018
In the Winter 2018-19 edition of Mind Matters, Gerhard and Kate's shared health scare, Amy Zellmer's Faces of TBI, 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.

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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.