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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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 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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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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