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HeadStrong Trainings at University of Puget Sound in 2017!

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The HeadStrong Training Program is designed to help you become an empowering support person for yourself and others. Our trainings are excellent for professionals, care-partners, family members, people living with brain injury, and students.

  • Rebuilding Identity after Brain Injury
  • Saturday, February 4 – Noon – 3:00 pm
  • University of Puget Sound, Weyerhauser Hall, Tacoma WA
  • Identity is key to our motivations and roles in our communities and is nearly always impacted after brain injury. We work with tools and exercises to recognize and rebuild an authentic desired identity. When our desired identity is supported, it helps us find a positive role in our community.
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Tuesday, April 4 – 5:00 to 8:00 pm
  • University of Puget Sound, Weyerhauser Hall, Tacoma, WA
  • In Conflict Resolution we explore a critical issue after brain injury. We do exercises with self-monitoring and self-calming and learn communication skills to reduce conflict. We create “Maps to Okay” to help navigate difficult emotins. These tools help us develop successful habits to build trust during stressful times. We provide training materials and handouts to use in your work or home setting.
  • Meaningful Projects & Activities
  • Tuesday, April 18 – 5:00 to 8:00 pm
  • University of Puget Sound, Weyerhauser Hall, Tacoma WA
    Meaningful Projects & Activities is the last module in our three-module series. This module is based on the work we do in the Identity module. We brainstorm projects that are meaningful to you or the person you are working with. We use exercises and tools to make ambitious projects doable. We work with planning tools for successful projects – Goal, Obstacle, Plan, Do, Review. When our identity is supported and we are engaged in meaningful projects, our sense of belonging and purpose are restored. HeadStrong provides all training materials and handouts to use in your work or home setting.


Outdoors for All Benefit Luncheon for Veterans and Wounded Warriors

Outdoors for All Benefit Luncheon

Outdoors for All has been providing adaptive recreation for veterans and wounded warriors for nearly twenty years. In that time we have witnessed incredible transformations and we’d like to share that success with you.

Please save the date for Wednesday, May 11th at the downtown Seattle Nordstrom headquarters for our Annual Benefit Luncheon as we honor and hear from some of Outdoors for All’s wounded warrior participants.

This year we welcome Brittney Linville as our guest speaker. Brittney and her husband Matthew have been participants in Outdoors for All’s Friday Night programs at Summit West and are also members of the Outdoors for All Cycle Team. Come to hear her testimony of how outdoor programs have positively impacted her life and how she’s been able to share these activities with her family.


Wednesday, May 11th
11:30 AM Registration
12 PM – 1 PM Program

John. W. Nordstrom Room, 5th Floor
1617 6th Avenue, Seattle

Please note: The luncheon is complimentary but there is a suggested minimum donation of $150. Proceeds will benefit our adaptive recreation programs. There are only a few tables left so please contact us at for more information or if you would like to be table captain.

Outdoors for All transforms lives for children and adults with disabilities by making it possible to have fun in the outdoors, experience new things, and connect with others through recreation programs such as skiing, cycling, rock climbing and more.

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