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Neuron tells stem cells to grow new neurons: First piece of new brain-repair circuit identified

Date:
June 2, 2014
Source:
Duke University
Summary:
Researchers have found a new type of neuron in the adult brain that is capable of telling stem cells to make more new neurons. Though the experiments are in their early stages, the finding opens the tantalizing possibility that the brain may be able to repair itself from within.
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In this artist’s representation of the adult subependymal neurogenic niche (viewed from underneath the ependyma), electrical signals generated by the ChAT+ neuron give rise to newborn migrating neuroblasts, seen moving over the underside of ependymal cells.
Credit: Illustration by O’Reilly Science Art

Join BEST & HeadStrong for our Picnic at Dash Point State Park, Sunday August 17

Join BEST & HeadStrong for Our Picnic at Dash Point State Park, Sunday August 17 for BBQ, picnic, and games at the beach!
Camping Option Too!

Picnic Starts:

Sunday, August 17 12:00 to 3:00 pm

Beach Parking Picnic Shelter – S2

Dash Point State Park

5700 Dash Point State Park Road

Federal Way, WA 98023

We bring hamburgers, hotdogs, fixings, and beverages.

You bring your family and friends and a side dish or dessert

RSVP and for more information, contact:
Becky Prichard at 360-621-0109 or serioussoccer@msn.com OR
Gloria at 877-719-2378 or gloria@brainenergysupportteam.org

More Information about Dash Point State Park Here

BEST has reserved Group Site “G-1” for all who want to camp also.
There are 12 individual sites within the Group Camp. RV parking is allowed in the group camp. However, there are no electric, water or sewer hookups available. This site has average conditions and is not ADA accessible. Minimum capacity is 20 persons and maximum allowed capacity is 96 people.

We ask that folks with motor homes and larger 5th-wheels refrain from trying to fit into this area. If someone has something that is 21 feet or less that should be fine. Call Gloria at 877-719-2378 or gloria@brainenergysupportteam.org for more information about camping.See attached fliers for more information or contact Gloria at 877-719-2378 or gloria@brainenergysupportteam.org for support on camping.

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BIAWA Walk, Run, Roll Coming Sunday, July 27th



BIAWA will take photographs during events & trainings. By attending BIAWA events you give consent for BIAWA and sponsors to publish these photos in printed materials or on the internet without additional notice. Individuals will never be identified/named in any photo unless prior written consent has been obtained from those individuals. If you do not wish to appear in any photos please contact BIAWA at 
877-982-4292 or inform BIAWA staff during registration. 

 

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“Island Life” Pediatric Brain Injury Support Group – Saturday July 12th 1:00 to 3:00 pm

Join Us for a taste of “Island Life”
Pediatric Brain Injury Support Group
Create fun and adventure while dodging sharks.

Saturday – July 12th
1:00 to 3:00 pm
Seattle Children’s Hospital
Sound Café – Ocean 8th floor
4800 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105

To RSVP or for more Information, please contact:
Rachel Harmon
(206) 987-4265
rachel.harmon@seattlechildrens.org

For children and adolescents: Meet other children and young people living with brain injury. Open to children, youth, siblings, and friends ages 5-17.

Camp Korey creates an experience that contains the same exciting possibilities as summer camp – joy, creativity, and good people! With one group for younger children and one group for teenagers, Camp Korey counselors will facilitate an intrepid scavenger hunt, inspired art, chill-out time, and group games for everyone.

For parents and caregivers: Meet other parents of children with brain injuries, as well as with members of the Seattle Children’s Rehabilitation Medicine Team, HeadStrong, and Brain Injury Alliance of WA. This month, Janet Novinger, Explorations Consulting, will work with our parent group on self-care and strengthening resilience – two critical topics for caregivers. This will be an inspiring and energizing afternoon!

Refreshments will be served.
Please RSVP as space is limited.
Childcare available onsite for children under the age of 5.

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HeadStrong Just Become a Sponsor of the Film “Who Am I to Stop It?” You Can Too!


HeadStrong Just Became a Sponsor of this GREAT Documentary about Artists Living with Brain Injury!

You Can Too!

A message from the filmmakers:

My name is Cheryl Green. I am working with documentary filmmaker Cynthia Lopez on Who Am I To Stop It, a documentary about three artists with brain injury in the Pacific Northwest. It’s inspired by how immersing myself in the arts restored my sense of purpose, identity, and connection to my community after a brain injury in 2010.

We’re making a documentary about artists because we’re very curious about creativity and disability. What happens to a person’s sense of self when society’s typical imperatives for success (like having a career or raising kids) are replaced by a new, sometimes impossible imperative of a heroic full recovery? How effective is art as a mechanism for getting back a sense of self-pride and contribution to community, no matter where we are in our journey or recovery?

Our goal is to create an opportunity for people with brain injuries, their families and communities, and the population in general to reflect on society’s need to better understand individuals with brain injury. Only then can we be more accepting and inclusive, making more space for participation in the larger community. It’s important to me that this film come from within our community, which is why I teamed up with a professional filmmaker instead of handing the project over to her entirely.

We have raised $20,000, which allowed us to film performances, exhibitions and art making by each of our artists, as well as daily life. As we move into our final month of filming, we are seeking funds to cover the costs of audio and video recording, editing the final film, creating captions for increased disability access, and making professional recordings of Dani Sanderson (a star in the film) for the soundtrack.

We are currently looking for partners on our project, both individuals and businesses. Any donation amount is graciously accepted. Donations of $250 or larger are tax deductible through our fiscal sponsor, The Hollywood Theatre.

For more information or to become a Sponsor, Contact:
Cheryl Green
info@storyminders.com
503-432-3169

https://artofbraininjuryfilm.files.wordpress.com/2014/05/sponsor-levels-for-who-am-i-to-stop-it.pdf

We are always open to talking about additional ideas to bring exposure to you or your business through our blog, the two podcasts I host (one is on Brain Injury Radio Network), or whatever else we can come up with. Also, please let us know if your place of business has a workplace giving program!

Watch this sneak preview of “Who Am I to Stop It?”

www.vimeo.com/87370381

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1st Brain Injury Caregiver North Dinner – Monday June 23rd

 JOIN US!

1st Caregiver North Dinner

For Caregivers of People Living with Brain Injury 

Hosted by BICA, HeadStrong, & the Bellingham, Skagit, Stanwood, & Everett Brain Injury Support groups.

WHEN: 

Monday, June 23rd 

6:30 – 9:30 pm

WHERE:

Coconut Kenny’s

1060 S Burlington Blvd

Burlington, WA

No Cost to Attend. Everyone pays for their own meal.

RSVP or QUESTIONS:

Natasha at 415-246-1092 or

natashapietila@gmail.com

– or –

Desiree at 360-220-1422 or 

dld@headstrongforlife.org

Being a caregiver or carepartner of a loved one living with brain injury has many challenges. Let’s share experiences, resources, and support over a great meal!

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“Island Life” – Seattle Children’s Pediatric Brain Injury Support Group – Saturday July 12th

“ISLAND LIFE”

Pediatric Brain Injury Support Group

SATURDAY,

JULY 12, 2014

1:00 – 3:00 PM

Seattle Children’s Hospital

Sound Café, Ocean 8th floor

4800 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle WA

Island Life”– Creating fun and adventure while dodging sharks.

For children and adolescents: Meet other children and young people living with brain injury. Open to children, youth, siblings, and friends ages 5-17. Camp Korey creates an experience that contains the same exciting possibilities as summer camp – joy, creativity, and good people! With one group for younger children and one group for teenagers, Camp Korey counselors will facilitate an intrepid scavenger hunt, inspired art, chill-out time, and group games for everyone.

For parents and caregivers:Meet other parents of children with brain injuries, as well as with members of the Seattle Children’s Rehabilitation Medicine Team, HeadStrong, and Brain Injury Alliance of WA. This month, Janet Novinger, Explorations Consulting, will work with our parent group on self-care and strengthening resilience –two critical topics for caregivers. This will be an inspiring and energizing afternoon!

Refreshments will be served.

Please RSVP as space is limited. 

Rachel Harmon

(206) 987-4265

rachel.harmon@seattlechildrens.org

Childcare available onsite for children under the age of 5.

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HeadStrong Mentor Trainings, Coming June & July

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“Overview: Mentor Training”

Register for Tacoma Training at BEST – Tuesday, July 29th 

“Positive Behavior Supports & Conflict Resolution”

Register for Tacoma Training at UPS – Tuesday, June 3rd 

HeadStrong’s Mentor Training Program is designed to train professionals, family members, caregivers, tutors, and anyone living or working with people who live with brain injury. This training will help you reach your potential to be an empowering support person.

In the Overview: Mentor Training we present key pieces of our Program:

* Rebuilding Identity after brain injury;

* Design meaningful projects and activities,

* Learn skills for positive behavior supports; and

* Communication tools to build trust during conflicts

In the Positive Behavior Supports and Conflict Resolution we explore these two topics in-depth:

* Errorless Learning;

* Scripts for Success:

* Self-Monitoring and Calming;

*  Tools to Transform Conflict to Trust; and

*  Safety Plans.

We provide a Mentor Training binder with all training materials and handouts.

Supper & Beverages included.

Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) for rehabilitation professionals available.

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.

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