Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance
June 18, 2014

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Upcoming Workshops:

Brain Injury Basics: Introduction
Date: June 26
Time: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Cost: $25 for Professionals; $5 donation appreciated from Consumers.

Brain Injury Basics: Adjustment to Brain Injury
Date: July 24
Time: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Cost: $25 for Professionals; $5 donation appreciated from Consumers.

Location: All classes are held in the Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance offices in Roseville.

To register for a class, please click here or call 612-378-2742 or 800-669-6442.


In this issue:

Walk for Thought Online Registration Now Open
The 2014 Walk for Thought will take place on Saturday, September 20 at Canal Park in Duluth, Silver Lake in Rochester, CentraCare Health Plaza in Saint Cloud, and Battle Creek Pavilion in Battle Creek Regional Park in Maplewood.

Celebrate the strengths and successes of the thousands of individuals who have experience brain injury, along with their families, friends and the professionals who work with them at this year's Walk.

Click here for more information and to start your team today!
Click here to donate online!

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Citizen Advocate Academy Hits the Road
The Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance's Citizen Advocate Academy (CAA) is expanding to include the cities of Saint Cloud, Duluth and Rochester. Thanks to a grant from the Otto Bremer Foundation, we are going to be able to bring our four-part series of trainings and advocacy events into greater Minnesota starting in September of 2014.

If you have ever thought about becoming an advocate, are interested in telling your story and are passionate about helping create positive change, the CAA is designed for you! People with brain injury, their loved ones and the professionals that serve them are all uniquely qualified to take effective political action to improve supports and services for people with brain injury and stroke and to help increase the prevention of brain injury and stroke all across Minnesota.

The Advocacy trainings will be held on one Saturday per month in September, October and November and culminate in a Town Hall Forum with local policy-makers on a week night in early December.

You don't have to be an expert on politics or the health care system, you simply need to be an expert on your own life and be willing to share your experience with brain injury.

For more information, contact Jeff Nachbar at jeffn@braininjurymn.org or call 612-378-2742 or 800-669-6442.

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TBI Web-based Family Support Available for Evaluation
The Center on Brain Injury Research and Training (CBIRT) has developed a web-based program for family caregivers of an adult with a traumatic brain injury. The website offers ideas for problem-solving, creating schedules and routines, supporting the caregiver, and enhancing the home environment.

The CBIRT is looking for family members who can evaluate the website's usefulness and effectiveness. Participants can earn up to $100 for their participation (there are three assessments).

For more information, please contact Ann Glang by email or call 541-346-0594.

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Classified Ad Opportunities
We are pleased to provide an online opportunity for organizations to broadcast their message about job openings, services and more through affordable, convenient advertising. This bi-weekly electronic publication is sent to more than 6,250 professionals, paraprofessionals and persons with brain injury and their families.

The cost to run a classified ad of up to 250 words is $20 for one edition or $30 for two editions. Ads must be submitted in electronic form to receive this rate. Ads submitted in hard copy will be charged an additional $15 administrative fee. To learn more about this affordable, convenient advertising opportunity, please e-mail Phil at philg@braininjurymn.org or call 612-378-2742 or 800-669-6442. Advertising is posted at the end of the publication under the heading "Classified Ads."

The Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance is a proud member of Community Health Charities. Community Health Charities is an alliance of leading nonprofit health research and service organizations whose mission is to improve lives affected by chronic illness by investing in health research, services and education.
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Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance
2277 Highway 36 West, Suite 200, Roseville, MN 55113-3830

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