The Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance provides free or low-cost educational opportunities for all people affected by brain injury, including family and friends, and training opportunities for the professionals who support them. Have our staff train you at your facility; the following Traveling Workshops are available.
- Brain Injury Basics: Introduction to Brain Injury
Participants will be able to describe basic facts about the brain and brain injury, living with a brain injury and its effects. Participants will also be able to interpret information about many brain injury resources.
- Brain Injury Basics: Adjustment to Brain Injury
Participants will be able to describe the life changes that occur with brain injury, including: the process of adjustment, emotional aspects of changes and adjustment challenges for individuals with brain injury and their loved ones.
- Brain Injury Basics: Caregiving
Participants will be able to describe how brain injury not only impacts the person who sustained the injury, but also all individuals in their lives; how caregivers play an important role in enhancing quality of life and promoting adjustment to life after brain injury through their caregiving; and how to support the individual with brain injury and their caregiver.
- Brain Injury Basics Series Overview
Brain Injury Basics Overview is a generalized presentation of the Brain Injury Basics Series and does not present the depth of the information provided in the individual presentations within the series.
- Brain Injury Basics: Pediatrics
Participants will be able to describe basics facts and the brain and brain injury for the pediatric population. Participants will be able to interpret information about pediatric brain injury incidence statistics, prevention strategies and many of the resources available.
- Prevention Series (Choose One)
- Fall Prevention
Participants will be able to describe the possible fall hazards for the elderly population and prevention strategies both for independent living and assistive living facilities; the symptoms of potential brain injury and stroke and the actions one can take when brain injury is suspected.
- Shaken Baby Syndrome Prevention
Participants will be able to describe Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS), prevalence and implications as well as prevention strategies and resources
- Sports Injury Prevention
Participants will be able to describe the possible sporting hazards; concussion symptoms; actions one can take when a concussion is suspected and prevention strategies.
- Support Group Facilitator Training
Interested in creating a support group for individuals affected by brain injury? Attendees will be able to describe how to establish and facilitate a support group, address conflict resolution and how to network speakers.
- Transition to (Choose One: K-12; Post-Secondary Education; Work)
Participants will be able to describe basic facts about the brain and brain injury, living with brain injury and its effects and transition process back into K-12, Post-Secondary Education or Work. Participants will be able to interpret basic disability law, disclosure issues and related resources
For more information on any of these Traveling Workshops, please contact the Education Department by calling 800-669-6442 or 612-378-2742.