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Webinar – Beyond Rehab: Supporting Individuals Reintegrating into the Community

May 16, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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Presented by: Victoria Clingan, MLIS, CBIST

This webinar will provide information for assisting people with brain injury to reintegrate into the community. Often, social connections are strained or broken after brain injury, leaving survivors dealing with major changes to literally every aspect of their lives. Rehabilitation focuses on the cognitive, physical, and behavioral challenges after brain injury, but often the social and emotional aspects are not addressed early. This webinar will present resources for connecting people with brain injury to adaptive services in the community, helping them to keep socially connected, and working with families to ensure that emotional support is available for all.

Participants will learn:

  • How brain injury can affect social/personal aspects of life
  • Methods for identifying need and supporting families in accessing support services
  • Types of programs available to assist people with brain injury in returning to the activities they enjoy
  • Resources for getting individuals and their family members engaged in the community

About the presenter:

Victoria Clingan, MLIS, CBIST is the Director of Engagement & Advocacy for BIANYS. In addition to her role overseeing Information and Resource Services, Victoria manages advocacy efforts for BIANYS and support services that assist individuals with brain injury, including the organization’s Family Fund, Chapters and support groups. Victoria holds a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and is a Certified Brain Injury Specialist Trainer.

Registrants will receive 1.5 Social Work Continuing Education contact hours, 1.5 Certified Brain Injury Specialist (CBIS) CEUs or a Certificate of Attendance.

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Donation Total: $30.00

Brain Injury Association of New York State, Inc. SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0359.


May 16, 2018
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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The Brain Injury Association of New York State is a statewide non-profit membership organization that provides advocacy and support to individuals with brain injuries and their family members.