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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.


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


GiveBIG to HeadStrong – Now to May 3rd!

Pre-schedule your GiveBIG to HeadStrong
NOW until the BIG Day on May 3rd!


Headstrong’s mission is to help children and young adults build great lives after brain injury. As science and medicine advance our knowledge of neuroplasticity and recovery, we know that community engagement and meaningful activities are game-changers after injury. HeadStrong’s Outreach, Social Outings, and Training programs provide vital community connections and education to support the entire family. We collaborate with Harborview, Seattle Children’s, BIAWA, Outdoors for All, Camp Korey, BEST, University of Puget Sound and others to create broad community supports.

Thank You from HeadStrong!

Headstrong is a 501.c.3 non-profit organization that serves children, teens, and young adults living with brain injury and their families. We are based in King County with a second chapter in Tacoma.

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Bernadette Gillick and the Brain Plasticity Lab at the University of MN

med_content_350650 2Bernadette Gillick, Ph.D., is a neuroscientist at the University of Minnesota working with neuroplasticity to develop new ways to restore and improve motor function in the 1 in 3,000 kids affected by stroke. Published on Oct 7, 2014. Bernadette Gillick led a training seminar at Seattle Childrens on Neuroplasticity and Neurorecovery. Her work gives us huge hope for better recoveries for our loved ones.

Watch this video of Why Bernadette Gillick Does What She Does

Here’s a link to the Brain Plasticity Lab in MN to learn more about their work.

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