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Brain Injury Caregiver Support Group this Wednesday 1/28 at Provail

Hello all!

The Brain Injury Caregiver Alliance support group meeting is coming up this week! All parents and caregivers of people living with brain injury are welcome at this wonderful monthly support group.

Where: PROVAIL: 12550 Aurora Ave N, Suite B, Seattle, WA 98133
Date: Wednesday, January 28th
Time: 6-7:30
Parking: please park in the lot, below/behind PROVAIL

Grace, Cheryl and I attended the Forum on Caregiving for Caregivers and I am happy to share what we learned and discussed there, at our next meeting.

If you have any questions, please email or call me.

I look forward to seeing you on Wednesday!


Adaptive Ski/Snowboard Day with Outdoors for All and HeadStrong

Adaptive Snowboard & Ski Day

Date: Sunday, March 8, 2015
Time: 11:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Location: Summit West at Snoqualmie

11:30 am Lunch at Summit West Lodge with HeadStrong
12:00 pm Snowboarding/Skiing with Outdoors for All
2:30 pm Snacks at Lodge with HeadStrong
We will also have sledding for anyone who prefers this option.

To RSVP and Register:
Contact Desiree Douglass
360-220-1422 or
Please RSVP by January 15

Please Note: Transportation from Seattle is available. Schedule does not include transportation time & is subject to change due to weather & activity conditions.

Learn more about Outdoors for All Foundation


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January 14 – Young Adults with TBI Support Group at UW

YOUR HOST: chad anderson
New Year’s resolutions come and go, but we have so much to be thankful for. Like life!
I’ll be sharing about having good boundaries and taking care of ourselves.
There is a wonderful training for caregivers at the same time (diferent location). Hope you can make it!
WHAT: January 2015 YAWTBI
WHERE: UW Medial Center Cafeteria Conference Room
WHEN: January 14th, 2015, 6pm – 7:30p

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UW Forum on “Caregiving for Caregivers”

The UW’s Traumatic Brain Injury Model System hosts
Quarterly Forum for January 2015:
Wednesday, January 14th, 2015
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
University of Washington,
South Campus Center Room 303

Dr. Powell and her research team recently completed a study where caregivers used an educational and problem-solving approach to address caregiving issues. Dr. Powell and Hye Kyong Jeong, Caregiver Consultant, will present the most common concerns faced by caregivers along with the use of problem-solving strategies with opportunity for open discussion.

January 2015 Forum Flyer

Brain Injury Caregiver Alliance Support Group on Dec 17th

Hello all,

I hope you’re all staying warm!

We normally meet the 4th Wednesday of every month, but the 4th Wednesday of December is Christmas Eve and I know that many of you might be busy. To accommodate for this, I’ve re-scheduled our December meeting:

Where:12550 Aurora Ave N, Suite B, Seattle, WA 98133
Date: Wednesday, December 17th
Time: 6-7:30
Parking: please park in the lot, below/behind PROVAIL

If you are able, please come at any time.

Additionally, I would love to meet any or all of you for coffee/tea and a walk. I will be at Zoka Coffee by Green Lake (2200 N 56th St, Seattle, WA 98103) on Saturday, December 13th at 12:30pm. Weather-permitting, I will walk down to Green Lake around 1pm. If the weather isn’t welcoming, I will stay at Zoka until 1:30pm. Please feel free to join me!

I would love to see you all before the holidays!



HeadStrong Mentor Training at UPS on 11/18 – “Identity & Meaningful Projects”

REGISTER HERE For: HeadStrong for Mentor Training for Brain Injury – “Identity & Meaningful Projects”

University of Puget Sound, Tacoma – Tuesday November 18th – 5:00 to 9:00 pm

Register as a professional, person living with brain injury, family member, or volunteer. Full scholarships also available.
Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) for rehabilitation professionals available.

HeadStrong’s Mentor Training Program is excellent for professionals, family members, caregivers, tutors, students, and people living with brain injury. The Mentor Trainings are designed to help people be empowering supports to people living with brain injury.

In the Mentor Training – Identity & Meaningful Projects we present the first two key modules of our training.

* Rebuilding Identity after brain injury;
* Design meaningful projects and activities

We explore the importance of social identity and engagement in personally meaningful projects and activities. We will work in small groups on exercises to recognize a person’s desired identity and plan meaningful projects.
We provide a Mentor Training Manual with all training materials and handouts.
Supper & beverages included.

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Comments on the Mentor Training:

“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.”

Check out the Youth & Mentor Stories. Mentoring is a traditional way societies pass on knowledge and skills, working side by side and setting positive examples. Anyone can use mentoring skills, whether you are a parent, family member, caregiver, teacher, tutor, or other professional.

For More Information or Scholarships, Contact:
Desiree Douglass, HeadStrong

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