Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance
February 21, 2018

In this issue:

Unmasking Brain Injury - March 19
Join the Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance and UCare on Monday, March 19 beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Guthrie Theatre as we present Jed Schlegemilch's film Unmasking, a film that documents the creation of over 1,000 works of art made by people who live with the effects of brain injury. Experience a one-of-a-kind exhibition of the lives behind the masks of disability. Read their stories, see over 200 masks and witness the results of this year-long project that combines art, therapy and advocacy.

Find out more here

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2018 Annual Conference
The 2018 Annual Conference for Professionals in Brain Injury will be held on April 12 and 13 at the Earle Brown Heritage Center in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota. Dr. Karen McAvoy and Dr. Michael McCrea, will be presenting our keynote presentations on Thursday and Friday mornings. A plenary with Dr. Marilyn K. Clark Silva and Lois McElravy will held in the afternoons. There will also be 24 breakout sessions, vendor/sponsor booths and plenty of networking and learning opportunities.

Click here for full information on the 2018 Annual Conference for Professionals in Brain Injury
Click here to register today!

We look forward to seeing you at the 2018 Annual Conference for Professionals in Brain Injury!

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Disability Day at the Capitol - February 27
Join advocates, families, professionals and allies in a Capitol rally to support improved services for people with brain injury and other disabilities on February 27 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Help advance the inclusion and independences of all Minnesotans with disabilities.

9 a.m. - Capitol Basement, Room B-15, registration, sign making and issue briefing
10:30 - Capitol Rotunda, Side-By-Side Choir Performance
11 - Rally in the Capitol Rotunda
12 p.m. - Visit your legislators

Sponsored by:
Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance
The Arc Minnesota
Advocating Change Together
Minnesota Organization on Fetal alcohol Syndrome
Autism Society of Minnesota
Minnesota Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities
Minnesota Council on Disability

Contact Jeff Nachbar with any questions.

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Support Group Facilitator Training
The Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance will present an education session about Support Group Facilitation. Topics will include:
• How to start a support group
• Benefits of a support group
• Best practices
• Facilitator(s) and group guidelines
• How to finance a support group
• Information about Resource Facilitation department

Cost is $20 and CEU's are available.
Date: March 28 from 9 to 11 a.m.
Location: Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance: 2277 Highway 36 W, Ste 200, Roseville, MN 55113

For more information or to register for session, contact Paula St John at 612-378-2742 or 800-669-6442, or contact by e-mail at paulasj@braininjurymn.org.

Space is limited. Sign up today!

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Caregiver Advocacy and Resource Education
The Minnesota Stroke Association in collaboration with the State of Minnesota Department of Human Services Live Well at Home Grant will present education sessions about caregiving through the Caregiver Advocacy and Resource Education (CARE) Program. The program will also include 30 minutes of social time for caregivers to connect and benefit from the experience, skills, and wisdom of other caregivers.

Click here for more information on the Caregiver Advocacy and Resource Education series or call our Education and Community Outreach Department at 763-553-0088.

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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: February 22
Introduction: March 22

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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Administrative Volunteer Opportunities
The Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance and the Minnesota Stroke Associate are looking for Administrative Volunteers. The Administrative Volunteers helps directs calls, maintain an accurate database, fulfills information request and completes other administrative projects at the office. We offer a flexible schedule but ask for a minimum commitment of four to eight hours per week. The opportunity is available Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

For more information, please contact Debbi Erickson at 612-378-2742 or 800-669-6442.

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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 7,500 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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