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2277 Highway 36 West, Suite 200 Roseville, MN 55113-3830
Phone: 612-378-2742
Toll Free: 1-800-669-6442
Fax: 612-378-2789
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Lunch and Learn Seminars

Lunch and Learn Seminars for Social Workers
and Social Service Professionals

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. Lunch is provided by the Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance.

July 17
Disability Hub Minnesota Your Best Life, Your Way
Andrea Werlinger – Minnesota Department of Human Services
Disability Hub MN is a free statewide resource network that helps solve problems, navigate the system, and plan for the future. Previously known as Disability Linkage Line, they have changed their name and strengthened their services. This session will provide information on their website, the Virtual Insight Panel, how to get the word out through your work, and how to access and/or refer people to Disability Hub MN's services.

August 21
Using Neuropsychological Testing Results As A Tool In Building Effective Supports
Kathy Nesheim-Larson, MSW, CBIT - REM MN
Many individuals with brain injury arrive at home and community based services with little or no background information, having been moved from many programs over the years. Therefore, we often find ourselves at a loss in understanding their cognitive strengths and challenges. Neuropsychological evaluations are a vital tool in better understanding individuals and in providing valuable information to direct programming and staff interactions. This session will outline how to use this tool to develop effective services and foster a strong working relationship.

September 18
De-escalation and Navigating Behavioral Symptoms
Jodi Greenstein, MSW, LICSW, CBIS – Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute, part of Allina Health
Supporting individuals, and their teams, when challenging behaviors occur can be difficult. This session will provide basic verbal de-escalation strategies; resources to pass along to an individual’s direct care staff; support to avoid premature discharge from programming due to the presence of behaviors; and resources available to help address behavioral challenges.

October 16
Health Care Directives, Hospice and Palliative Care
Leigh Hartenberg, LGSW, APSW & Jessica Hausauer, PhD – Minnesota Network of Hospice and Palliative Care
What types of treatment would you or your loved one prefer if diagnosed with a life-limiting illness? A health care directive is one way to share your wishes and preferences for serious illness and end-of-life care. This session will review why it is important to have a health care directive and how hospice and palliative care benefits patients and families.

November 20
Behaviors vs. Symptoms
Angela Bowles-Edwards, CBIS & Kayla Reininger, Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance
In this session, participants will receive a brief overview of how brain injury is defined, how it can occur, and what possible changes may occur. We'll discuss how behaviors exhibited can often be a result of a brain injury symptom, and provide some tips and tricks that professionals can use in their interactions with individuals who have brain injuries.

Share with other professionals and come to learn while having lunch!

The cost is:
1 session: $30
2 sessions: $50
3 sessions: $75
4 sessions: $100
5 sessions: $120
6 sessions: $140

Space is limited so call 612-378-2742 or 800-669-6442.