Acquired Brain Injury System Navigation of Southeastern Ontario

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When Choice Is Involved: Picking the Right Service Provider Part 1

For some survivors, rehabilitation follows a predictable path from one stage to another with little choice offered along the way. There may be only one doctor specializing in the care you require, or one rehabilitation facility within your region. At times however, choice is involved to find your way in your recovery journey. How do you know what service or individual is going to be the right one for you?

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What is BIFI? Learning to talk about brain injury in a family.

Some of you may be familiar with the term BIFI, but for those of you who are not it stands for “Brain Injury Family Intervention”. It is a series of interventions for clinicians to use…

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Check out our Spring Newsletter

The 2012 Spring Newsletter has hit the presses. Please take a look to find out what we’ve been up to and what we’ve learned since ABI System Navigation of Southeastern Ontario was launched last November 2011.

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Do you know what happens in June?

For those of you who might not have been in the know, June is Brain Injury Awareness Month. There are a host of activities rolling out across Southeastern Ontario and beyond, and I thought it would help to showcase a few of them with you.

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Concussion Discussion in Belleville

The Brain Injury Association Quinte District is hosting “Play Hard, Play Safe”, a concussion information session on May 23rd, 2012 at the Wally Dever Arena…

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We want to hear your story!

What has your experience of brain injury been? As a professional, we tend to provide research about the brain and talk about approaches to rehabilitation. This is important, but what is equally important is hearing what the experience of brain injury is like for those who live it each day…

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Bringing Brain Injury Education to Your Community

System Navigation invites community service providers and frontline staff to attend “Top 10 Challenges to Meeting Brain Injury Survivors’ Needs”. Brain injury doesn’t discriminate, and so the challenges of living with a brain injury can turn up in just about any place on earth. For community professionals trying to help people in their daily lives adding a brain injury into the mix can cause confusion and frustration for all involved.

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Community Services Fair at the K-Rock Centre

Community Services Fair at the K-Rock Centre

Community Agencies will be showcasing their services to the public on May 10, 2012 from 11 am – 2 pm at the Kingston K-Rock Centre. System Navigation will be there as well as many others.

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Mental Health Support Network Host Community Engagement Session

Mental Health Support Network Host Community Engagement Session

Community partners and people living with mental health issues are invited to attend a Community Engagement Session in Kingston on April 12, 2012.

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System Navigation is Online!

It’s been a long time coming, and here we are! I am so pleased to welcome you to the website of ABI System Navigation of Southeastern Ontario. I would like to start by introducing myself, Rachael Henry, the System Navigator…

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Factoring in Fatigue

Fatigue is a common symptom that lingers following a brain injury. For some it is occasional days where they don’t feel up to snuff, while for others it is an ongoing struggle to attend to the tasks of daily life. Ignoring it doesn’t help, only causing other symptoms to be amplified. Sometimes this will lessen over time, but when it lingers, what should you do?

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System Navigation visits the Primary Health Care Forum

System Navigation visits the Primary Health Care Forum

On Monday April 2, 2012 primary health care providers from across the region will meet to discuss issues together. I will be bringing System Navigation…

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ABI System Navigation of Southeastern Ontario

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Shannon McCallum, System Navigator
613-547-6969 ext. 165
1-800-871-8096
mccalls1@providencecare.ca

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