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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
E-Mail:info@braininjurymn.org
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.

June 14 - TBI and Stroke: What is the Same?, What is Different
Carol Ann Smith, RN, BAN, CNRN, Program Coordinator, Traumatic Brain Injury Center; Donna Lindsay, MN, RN, CNS-BC, CNRN, SCRN, Program Coordinator, Hennepin Stroke Center, Hennepin County Medical Center
Stroke and traumatic brain injury are among the leading causes of disability and death in the nation. This presentation will discuss the similarities and differences between these two significant health issues. Risk factors, signs and symptoms, treatment, functional loss, and prevention will be discussed.

July 13 - A Second Chance: Expungement and Strategies for Overcoming Poor Criminal and Rental History
Paul Ziezulewicz, Staff Attorney, Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services
Head injuries can affect development of temperance, judgment, and impulses which may contribute to criminality. Lack of housing can relate to these injuries. Negative criminal and rental records are significant barriers to stable employment or housing. Expungement and other legal strategies may assist TBI clients in need of a second chance.

August 16 - Behaviors or Symptoms
Zach Tubbs, LSW, CBIS; Angela Bowles-Edwards, Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance
Often time a behavior individuals with brain injury exhibit is a symptom of their injury. In this training, participants will learn about the basics of brain injury and case studies will be reviewed to better understand behaviors vs. symptoms after brain injury.

September 14 - Latino Culture and their Perspective on Brain Injury
Paula St John, MA, CBIS, Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance; Beatriz Martinez, Community Relations Manager, UCare
Participants will review the concepts of diversity, acceptance, and respect in the workplace. In this session, participants will learn about the Latino Culture and their view on brain injury. Participants will also learn strategies to provide continuity of care to their Latino patients/consumers.

October 11 - About dating After Brain Injury: What Professionals Can Do to Help
Robert Karol, PhD, ABPP-RP, CBIST, President of Karol Neuropsychological Services & Consulting
Difficulties dating are some of the most common complaints of people with brain injury. Yet, too often professionals fail to adequately address this, leaving people with brain injuries frustrated and at a loss. This talk will identify why dating is difficult for persons with brain injury and why it is insufficiently addressed by professionals, and will make recommendations about how professionals should proceed.

November 16 - Concussion for Case Managers, Social Workers, and Direct Care Providers
Zach Tubbs, LSW, CBIS; Angela Bowles-Edwards, Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance
A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury. Concussions are an invisible injury, but the consequences are real. You don't have to lose consciousness to have a concussion. Some people will have obvious symptoms of a concussion, but other people won’t. In this session, we will review signs and symptoms that accompany concussion, when to seek more urgent medical care, and strategies to return to school and normal daily activities.


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

The cost is:
One Session: $25
Four Sessions: $100
Six Sessions: $150

Space is limited so register now by calling 612-378-2742 or 800-669-6442.

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