University of Puget Sound is Hosting HeadStrong Trainings!
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.
The Brain Injury Alliance of Washington (BIAWA) Academic Scholarships
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|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
|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
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.
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.
Just a couple days left to register for Adaptive Indoor Climbing and Bike Demo Day with Outdoors for All and HeadStrong!
Sunday, April 24th at Magnusen Park, Seattle
RSVP TODAY to Gina Dellino at email@example.com.