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Persons Living with Brain Injury, Family Members, and Students

The Mentor Manual and supper are included. If you need a scholarship to attend, contact Desiree Douglass at 360-220-1422.

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$ 40.00
Professionals (receive 4 CEUs)

This ticket type is for all professionals, such as care givers, case managers, rehabilitation specialists, and others. You will earn four hours of Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) for Rehabilitation Professionals. Mentor Manual and supper are included.

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$ 80.00
Volunteer

If you would like to attend as a volunteer, the training is free and $10 for a pizza, salad, dessert supper.

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The HeadStrong Mentor Training Program is designed to train professionals, family members, caregivers, tutors, and anyone living or working with people who live with brain injury. Mentoring is a traditional way societies pass on knowledge by working side by side and setting a positive example. This training will help you reach your potential to be an empowering support person.

In Identity & Meaningful Projects we focus on these two topics from the Mentor Training. Identity is key to our motivations and roles in our communities and is nearly always impacted after brain injury. We work with tools and exercises to recognize pre-injury identity and an authentic desired identity. Supporting a person’s desired identity helps them find a positive role in their community.

Meaningful Projects & Activities is based on the work we do in recognizing identity. We brainstorm projects that are meaningful to the person. We use exercises and tools to make ambitious projects doable. We work with planning tools for successful projects – Goal, Obstacle, Plan, Do, Review, affectionately termed: GOPDR When our identity is supported and we are engaged in meaningful projects, our sense of belonging and purpose are restored. HeadStrong provides a binder with all training materials and handouts to use in your work or home setting.

Training Schedule

5:00 pm Sign In and Supper Buffet

5:30 pm Basics of Brain Injury and Neuroplasticity

5:45 pm Identity and Our Role in Community

6:15 pm Exercise: Identity: Now and Future

7:00 pm Dessert Break

7:15 pm Meaningful Projects and Activities

7:30 pm Exercise: Make a Meaningful Project Doable

8:15 pm Introduction to GOPDR! 

8:45 pm Q&A

We also offer in-depth trainings Positive Behavior Supports & Conflict Resolution. See our website at for additional training dates: http://www.headstrongforlife.org/mentor-training/ 


Location

University of Puget Sound - Weyerhauser Hall N 11th Street, one block east of Union Avenue, Tacoma, WA, 98416, United States Get Directions

Organizer

HeadStrong is a non-profit organization based in western Washington that supports children, teens, and young adults who are living with brain injury and their families. The HeadStrong Mentor Training Program is based on the excellent model of the New York State TBI Apprenticeship Program. We are indebted to Tim Feeney, PhD and Mark Ylvisaker for their groundbreaking work in this field. Robert Karol, PhD work gave us insight on anger, reward and punishment, and alternatives to traditional behavioral interventions. We are also grateful to Aspiro Wilderness Therapy Camps for their work with young people and self-efficacy and the Arbinger Institute for their work with authentic communication. We are grateful to the many people who work everyday to rebuild meaningful lives after brain injury.

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