Acquired Brain Injury System Navigation of Southeastern Ontario

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“Take Care of That Awesome Brain of Yours!”

Check out this YouTube video “Concussion 101 a Primer for Kids and Parents” by Dr. Mike Evans

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Local Health Integration Network Survey

The Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) is working on a project to redesign the way Addictions and Mental Health Services are provided. They are currently looking for feedback on the plan they have created…

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Collaboration Underway: Long Term Care and ABI

A joint Acquired Brain Injury and Long-Term Care Symposium was held on October 15, 2013. The Symposium was created in response to ongoing requests for support from long term care homes to meet the needs of their residents with ABI.

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Crossing the Contiuum November 22

The date has been set for the Regional Community Brain Injury Service Annual Conference. This year’s theme will be “Crossing the Contiuum” which will take a look at the contiuum of care after a loved one is injured. The conference is held annually each fall for family and friends of people with brain injuries. The event will be held on November 22, 2013 from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm.

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Brain Talks! Coming to a community near you.

What do Picton, Prescott, Northbrook, Sharbot Lake, Bancroft, Westport, Trenton and Smiths Falls all have in common? Community Brain Talks!
We will be gathering in 8 communities across Southeastern Ontario for an evening of learning and discussion through the late summer and early fall. These events are free and open to all members of the public

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Recovery and YouTube?!?

I have been doing a lot of searches online looking for brain injury resouces and have stumbled into what may seem like an unlikely source: YouTube!

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Need for more residential services clear

A short time ago Amanda Telford, an Ottawa mother of a 19-year-old severely autistic man, did something no parent would willingly choose by leaving her son

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Hello Again!

Just a quick note to reintroduce myself as System Navigator as I’ve been away for the past seven months on maternity leave. I’m very grateful to Lisanne for continuing the work of system navigation in my absence, and look forward to reconnecting with many of you in the months ahead. Just a reminder as well I am available for consultation and support for anyone relating to brain injury. Further updates will be available shortly regarding local events. I hope we’ll connect soon!

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Call for Abstracts

Brain Injury Association of Quinte District is  calling for abstracts The Amazing Brain Resileance in the Face of Adversity 2013 Acquried Brain Injury Conference The Brain Injury Association of Quinte District is proud to announce their 2013 conference to be held at the Travelodge, Belleville Ontario, on

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Hello from the Interim System Navigator Lisanne Mitts

I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself as the Interim System Navigator who will be covering Rachael Henry’s position while she is on maternity leave.

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Nov 14: After the Crash Play

The Brain Injury Association of Quinte and District is sponsoring “After the Crash”, a play about brain injury on Wednesday November 14 at 4 pm. The event will be held at the Maranatha Church, 100 College St. W in Belleville. Tickets are free but should be reserved in advance through the BIAQD Office at 613-967-2756 or email [email protected] . This is a tremendously moving play which follows the lives of a survivor of brain injury, his family, and those involved in his rehabilitation. I would definately encourage anyone who’s life has been touched by brain injury to attend.

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Deadline Extended for Janet Cromer Workshops!

It’s not too late to register for the upcoming workshops with Janet Cromer. The deadlines have been extended for both “Compassion Fatigue: When Caring Hurts the Caregiver” for family and friends of brain injury survivors, as well as “Stop Working on Empty: Resiliency Training for ABI Rehabilitation Professionals and Developing Resiliency in Family Caregivers”. Please register online or get in touch directly to secure your spot!

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Taking Care of Your Whole Self

It may have been a few months, years, or decades since your brain injury occurred. You have probably gone through rehabilitation on how you can improve your brain’s abilities to re-master skills or have found new strategies that help you to overcome areas of weakness. But did you know that all aspects of your health: what you eat, your physical condition, and even how you feel can impact your ability to reach your full potential?

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“Hockey and the Brain” in Kingston

At this Cafe Scientifique presentation come learn about current research in the field of concussion, how to spot one, and support a safe return to play. This event will feature doctors, researchers, and sports experts to share their expertise. This is a FREE event being held on Sept 7th from 5 – 7 pm at the Four Points Sheraton Hotel at 285 King St. E. Kingston.

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Caregivers Need Care Too!

This October, the Regional Community Brain Injury Services will be hosting a workshop for family and friends with guest speaker Janet Cromer “Compassion Fatigue: When Caring Hurts the Caregiver”. I thought this might be a good time to explore this concept of compassion fatigue and what it really means.

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Workshops this October with Compassion Fatigue Educator Janet Cromer

I’m very pleased to annouce that we’ll be offering two important workshops this fall with Janet M. Cromer, RN, MA, LMHC, Certified Compassion Fatigue Educator. Janet brings the unique perspective of healthcare professional and family caregiver to discuss how we can all care for ourselves a little better…

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Autumn Workshops for Professionals

I’m excited to announce the fall series of “Top 10 Challenges to Meeting Brain Injury Survivors’ Needs”, a primer on brain injury causes, symptoms, and strategies. We’re offering the half day workshop free of charge in 4 communities this fall: Picton, Smith’s Falls, Sharbot Lake, and Bancroft…

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When Choice Is Involved: Picking the Right Service Provider, Part 3

If you need ongoing assistance or rehabilitation following an injury, there are multiple routes to take to receive it. You may be able to access publicly funded services or have access to private funds through disability insurance or your own means. In each realm, there are important considerations and places worth investigating to increase your support.

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Heart and Stroke Big Bike in Brockville

Here’s a shout out to the clients, staff, families, and friends of RCBIS Brockville! They are participating in the annual Heart & Stroke Big Bike ride on Wednesday, August 29.

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BIAQD 3rd Annual Marathon Aug 28th!

The Brain Injury Association of Quinte and District is holding its 3rd Annual Marathon on August 28th

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Michelle Pangilinan,
ABI-SEO System Navigator

613-547-6969 ext. 165
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