Second Annual Living with an Injured Brain Summit (2020)
The purpose of this Summit is to bring together the people of the Injured Brain Community—those living with an Injured Brain (Peers), family members, and caregivers, as well as providers, agency representatives and other community champions. Our goals in coming together are to foster discussion regarding important topics, to hear directly from Peers and family members, and to establish connectivity among people who are on the Recovery Journey together.
This year’s Summit was conducted virtually on November 9, 10, 11 and 13 by Nebraska VR, in collaboration with the Brain Injury Advisory Council and the Nebraska Injured Brain Network
Recordings and powerpoints of the four sessions listed on the schedule are linked below for each session. Feel free to share all of this information with other individuals/families, brain injury support groups, and with professionals for staff training, awareness, etc.
1. Monday November 9, 2020
An Overview of the Statewide Vision for Brain Injury Policies and Services, and the Organizations Helping to Accomplish the Vision
Learn about Nebraska VR, the Brain Injury Advisory Council (BIAC), the Brain Injury Alliance of Nebraska (BIA-NE) and the Nebraska Injured Brain Network (NIBN), and how they are collaborating to create more resources and supports for Peers across the state.
Emaly Ball, Nebraska Injured Brain Network
Keri Bennett, Nebraska VR
Judy Nichelson, Brain Injury Advisory Council
Peggy Reisher and Chris Stewart, Brain Injury Alliance-NE
2. Tuesday November 10, 2020
Living with an Injured Brain...You are Not Alone on Your Recovery Journey
As Peers we are unique, but we are not alone. Listen to the Recovery Journeys of three Peers. Listen for what feels familiar, and recognize that people all over the state are experiencing a similar journey as yours. Come away finally feeling connected to a community that understands you and that you can contribute to.
3. Thurday November 12, 2020
Coping, Managing, and Living with an Injured Brain
Tune in to hear how some Peers have managed to cope with their injured brains and the many challenges that they encounter. Learn some new techniques that may help you. Feel validated that your hardships are shared by others. Help build the tools and resources that can be useful to others.
Emaly Bal, Nebraska Injured Brain Networkl
Pam Cody, Assistive Technology Partnerhsip
4. Friday November 13, 2020
So, Your Loved One has an Injured Brain…The Family Member and Caregiver’s Journey
As family members and caregivers, we experience a unique type of stress. We are not alone. Listen to others in the same role, and come to know that you are part of a community that needs to find and help each other.