Seattle BrainWorks at Provail is hosting HeadStrong Trainings!

Seattle BrainWorks at Provail is hosting HeadStrong Trainings!

Rebuilding Identity after Injury – Session 1 will be held on Friday, July 22, 10:00 am to Noon

Rebuilding Identity after Injury – Session 2 will be held on Friday, July 29, 10:00 am to Noon

Click on the link to register for both sessions: “Rebuilding Identity After Brain Injury”

When registering, elect “7/22/16” under “Select a Date” to register for both sessions. 

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“Rebuilding Identity” is led in two sessions, focussing on building an empowering identity after brain injury. We discuss social identity and the impact of brain injury on identity. We work in small groups to create “Identity Maps” for our desired identities. We discuss positive ways to express our identity and the need for our family, friends, and community to support our identity. A supported positive identity gives us critical motivation. Join us for this powerful and practical training!

Comments on HeadStrong Trainings:
“All of the information was incredibly useful…”
“Visually Appealing… detailed and cutting edge…”
“Great Sensitivity and inclusive language…”
“’Rebuilding Identity’ and ‘Conflict Resolution’ were so helpful.”
“Liked the group work because it gets everyone on the team on the same page.”

June 30th is the Deadline for BIAWA Academic Scholarships

The Brain Injury Alliance of Washington (BIAWA) Academic Scholarships
Click here for more information.

Lisa Hansen-Yarussi Western Washington Annual Scholarship
In honor of Lisa Hansen-Yarussi who fought bravely a 15 year battle with a rare neurodegenerative brain disease we are honored to offer the Lisa Hansen-Yarussi Western Washington Annual Scholarship this year.  An undergraduate student or students or students studying in Washington with Brain Injury will be awarded a scholarship in memory of Lisa’s life. This is a one-time only scholarship in the amount of $1,000 for a full time student or students (pro-rated for part time students based on credit load) paid to the institution on behalf of the students after acceptance into accredited vocational, technical school, college or university.Eastern Washington Student Scholarship
Each year a full time student, or part time students, studying in Eastern Washington will be selected to receive this scholarship. This is a one-time only scholarship in the amount of $1,000 for a full time student or students (pro-rated for part time students based on credit load) paid to the institution on behalf of the students after acceptance into accredited vocational, technical school, college or university.

Higher Education/Professional Scholarship
Each year a professional or student in postsecondary education who is committed to advances in Brain Injury knowledge in the state of Washington will be selected to receive this scholarship. This is a one-time only scholarship in the amount of $1,000 paid to either a professional or a student who will be enrolled in postsecondary education for the designated scholarship year who is committed to advances in Brain Injury knowledge (throughout Washington state).

Eligibility:
All applicants must live in Washington State
• Applicants to the “Lisa Hansen-Yarussi Western Washington Annual Scholarship” and the “Eastern Washington Student Scholarship” must
□ Be survivors of Brain Injury. Verification can be in the form of medical records or a vouching from the BIAWA staff, board members, or support group facilitator;
□ Be seniors in high school ready for graduation in the year the scholarship will be awarded or already enrolled in an undergraduate program;
□ Be enrolled full or part time for the academic year of award: award will be prorated if part time.
• All applicants to the “Higher Education/Professional Scholarship” must
□ Be students in postsecondary education, enrolled full time, who are committed to advances in Brain Injury knowledge;

Deadline – June 30th, 2016:
Applicants must submit an application with attachments postmarked no later than June 30th, 2016 for consideration for the 2016-2017 academic year. Scholarship recipients will be notified within 60 days of this deadline. Only the recipients will be notified. Incomplete applications will not be considered.Attachments Check List:
□ Verification of brain injury for applicants to the “Lisa Hansen-Yarussi Western Washington Annual Scholarship” and the “Eastern Washington Student Scholarship” (Verification of brain injury can be in the form of medical records or a vouching from the BIAWA staff, board members, or support group facilitator).
□ Verification of Brain Injury as area of educational interest for “Higher Education/Professional Scholarship”
□ Proof of acceptance/enrollment
□ Applicant’s most recent academic transcript □ One letter of recommendation from a colleague, educator or supervisor

Submitting:
Please mail completed applications with all attachments to:
The BIAWA
PO Box 3044
Seattle, WA 98114
Or email to: nicoleg@biawa.org
Please feel free to contact our offices, if you have any additional questions 206-467-4800 or 877-982-4292.

Scholarship deadline is June 30th 2016. This is a one-time scholarship. Recipient will not receive multiple awards. Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of funds available and applicant eligibility. The BIAWA will not discriminate regardless of ability, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, or religion. Recipients are selected through an application process. Recipients may only use the scholarships to attend an accredited vocational, technical school, college or university. All scholarships are paid to the institution on behalf of the student and are paid in full for the fall quarter.

BIAWA reserves the right to distribute The Scholarship between multiple eligible applicants.

Call the Brain Injury Association of Washington at 877-982-4292 to find out about Academic Scholarships.

Adaptive Bicycle Day with HeadStrong & Outdoors for All, May 22nd

Join us for Adaptive Bicycle Day with Outdoors for All, Sunday May 22nd!

We had a blast last year’s event with so many different types of bicycles to fit every accessibility need. Bring the whole family for a day of riding, picnic lunch and fun at Magnuson Park!

RSVP to Desiree at dld@headstrongforlife.org

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HeadStrong Conflict Resolution Trainings at the Brain Alliance Health and Wellness Center

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Conflict Resolution Training Part 1 MONDAY, MAY 16, 2016, 5 – 6:30PM

“Conflict Resolution” will be offered over two weeks in (2) 1.5-hour sessions. In Session 1 of “Conflict Resolution”, we talk about the impact on brain injury on emotional and chemical regulation systems. We introduce the “Anger Scale” as a way of understanding the physical source of dysregulation. We discuss positive behavior supports as a key way to reduce conflict. We will do exercises in small groups on self-monitoring and self-calming skills and learn a variety of communication tools that build trust during conflict resolution. When used consistently, these tools help us and others develop successful habits in times of conflict.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR CONFLICT RESOLUTION PT 1!

Conflict Resolution Training Part 2 MONDAY, MAY 23, 2016, 5 – 6:30PM

In the Session 2 of “Conflict Resolution” we will share our experiences working with the self-monitoring and self-calming skills developing in Session 1 and work in small groups to develop “Safety Plans” or “Maps to Okay” to help us and our families during times of dysregulated difficult emotions or conflict. These plans help us prepare in advance for times when we are experiencing dysregulated emotions such as stress, anxiety, anger, or any other difficult emotion.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR CONFLICT RESOLUTION PT 2!

Location Verdant Wellness Center
4710 196th St. SW
Lynnwood, WA 98036
Cost Free