Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance
May 6, 2015

In this issue:

Minnesota Stroke Association Strides for Stroke
The Minnesota Stroke Association Strides for Stroke registration deadline is fast approaching! Get your teams and team members signed up today! The Strides for Stroke event exemplifies the notion of an active stroke community and helps fund programs that benefit Minnesotans who live with the effects of stroke. Strides for Stroke demonstrates that stroke is not an ending.

It is the last few days of online registration for Strides for Stroke, taking place on Saturday, May 16 at four locations in Minnesota:

Online registration ends on Tuesday, May 12 at 11:59 p.m., but if you want a T-shirt you need to register by Wednesday, May 6. Shirt sizes are limited and we can't guarantee your size unless you register by May 6.
Donate and register online by clicking here.

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Brain Injury Educational Classes
The Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance offers a variety of educational classes - including our monthly Brain Injury Basics class - for families, individuals and professionals in the Twin Cities. Our educators can also train your staff on-site at your facility with our Traveling Workshops.

Brain Injury Basics
Caregiving: May 28
Introduction to Brain Injury: June 26

Registration is required for all classes. Brain Injury Basics takes place in the Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance offices in Roseville from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Cost is $25 for professionals; a $5 donation is appreciated from consumers.

Click here for more information on our Education opportunities or call our Education and Community Outreach Department at 612-378-2742 or 800-669-6442.

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Lunch and Learn Seminars with Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance
Are you ready to have lunch and learn AND get your CEUs? The Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance is offering Lunch and Learn Seminars at our offices in Roseville and are targeted for Social Workers and Social Service Professionals.

Sessions will take place on May 12, June 10, July 14, August 12, September 8, October 13, November 11 and December 8.

Click here for complete information on our 2015 Lunch and Learn Seminars.

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Consumer and Family Conference
Join the Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance for our Spring Consumer and Family Conference on Saturday, June 6 from 1 to 4 p.m.

This one-day conference is an opportunity for individuals with brain injury, family members and loved ones to participate in workshops and sessions that focus on innovations in the world of brain injury care, therapy and rehabilitation.

There is no cost to attend this conference. To register, please call 763-553-0088.

Click here for more information on the Consumer and Family Conference.

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Job Opportunity at the Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance
The Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance is hiring for a Case Manager.

A Case Manager is responsible for monitoring and implementing comprehensive proactive; consumer directed systems of support and advocacy for individuals, including all ages and cultures, which have survived brain injury and their families through implementation of case management for effective community integration. The Case Manager will be responsible to assist the consumer in planning and accessing housing, financial supports and other community services and supports needed to accomplish this goal. Bi-lingual/bi-cultural is a plus.

Click here for full information on employment opportunities with the Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance.

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DHS Survey about Home and Community Based Services
Please take the opportunity to take a survey and tell the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) about community services for individuals with brain injuries and how well they work. If you have a brain injury or are a caregiver for someone who has a brain injury, please take the time to take the survey and have your voice heard.

To take the survey:

DHS wants to know:
  • What kind of help you receive?
  • Does this help meet your needs?
  • Do you need help that you cannot get?
  • What makes it difficult to get help you need?

The survey is confidential. All of your answers will be private. No one will know who took the survey or what they said. All who complete the survey will be invited to enter a drawing for one of five $100 gift cards to Target or Walmart.

The deadline has been extended, so please complete the survey by May 15, 2015.

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Classified Ad: Employment Opportunity at Regions Hospital - Rehabilitation Psychologist
We are growing! Regions Hospital has recently expanded its acute inpatient rehabilitation to 21 beds, and thus we are also expanding our outpatient rehabilitation services. The Rehabilitation Psychologist provides a broad range of behavioral health services to persons with difficulties adjusting to health changes and managing physical and cognitive impairments. This position provides assessments and psychotherapeutic treatments for persons with stroke, brain injury, spinal cord injury, amputation, multiple trauma, and other neurological or medically-complex conditions. The work setting focuses on adult outpatients, but also provides occasional back-up to the inpatient Rehabilitation Psychologist at Regions Hospital. The Rehabilitation Psychologist is an integral part of the interdisciplinary rehabilitation team, and will have the opportunity to participate in the expansion of our outpatient psychology services for our growing Neuroscience population.


  • Required: Doctorate degree in Psychology (PhD or PsyD) from an APA-Accredited program; License to practice independently as Licensed Psychologist (LP).
  • Required: Minimum of two years of supervised clinical experience with a broad range of presenting problems and therapies, including cognitive behavioral therapy.
  • Preferred: Experience in evaluation and treatment of persons with mild to severe brain injury, stroke, spinal cord injury, amputations, and trauma in a rehabilitation setting. We are interested in candidates with the ability to shape services and contribute to future program growth.
  • Preferred: Experience with anxiety, PTSD, sleep issues, pain, health behaviors, and sexuality in the presence of impairments.
If Interested, please apply at http://bit.ly/1DZphRA.

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Classified Ad: Employment Opportunity at Social Service Solutions, Inc.
Social Service Solutions, Inc. is hiring people to work as Direct Support Professionals providing support to people that have traumatic brain injury, developmental disabilities, or mental illness. Assist people with all areas of ADL’s, and work tasks. We work on call as professional substitutes. Some assignments are short term, others are long term, or may become permanent. We are hiring people to work all shifts. To qualify, you should have a minimum of one year direct experience, degree is helpful. Must pass DHS background check, and be able to physically care for individuals that may use wheelchairs. Check our web site out at www.socialservciesolutions.com. Feel free to call 651-917-9710 or send your resume to Cheryl@socialservicesolutions.com.

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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."

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