Brain Injury Recovery STEP BY STEP

Friday, August 20 2021 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM [CDT]

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Friday, August 20 2021 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM [CDT]

 

Brain Injury Recovery STEP BY STEP

Presented by Maureen Cunningham, CFRE & Melody Boling, LCSW, ACSW

Brain Injury changes life in an instant. The steps to recovery can be challenging and lifelong. This session will present causes of brain injury in children, youth, and adults.  Identify multiple access points across the systems of care and available resources.  Finally, discuss tips to support individuals and family members adaptation to life with brain injury.

At the conclusion of this session participants will:

  1. Understand causes of brain injury and recognize several types of brain injury.
  2. Be able to identify the systems of care to access services for all individual with brain injury whom they encounter. 
  3. Recognize specific steps and levels of recovery are different for each person and learn the path to access information will reduce the barrier to accessing services across the lifespan.

 

 

NASW Missouri Chapter

The National Association of Social Workers Missouri Chapter is the largest professional association of social workers in the state, with over 1,400 members. Our members represent NASW throughout the state, living and working in rural, suburban, and urban counties. Our members work in wide range of settings among diverse populations. The Missouri Chapter office is located in in downtown Jefferson City, just blocks from the Capital Building. We are a non-profit professional membership organization for degreed social workers as well as students matriculating through Council of Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited schools.

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Maureen Cunninham, CFRE
Executive Director
Brain Injury Association of Missouri

Maureen Cunningham, CFRE, has served as Executive Director for the Brain Injury Association of Missouri since July 2008. She has more than 20 years non-profit management experience, including resource identification and coordination, program development, implementation, management and evaluation, volunteer supervision, fiscal management, community outreach and fundraising. Specifically, through the Brain Injury Association of Missouri, Maureen Cunningham provides education and information and referral services for survivors of brain injury, their families, professionals in the field of brain injury and the community. Education and information and referral services are available for youth and adults of all backgrounds and geographic regions of Missouri. Information and referral services and education help the person injured, family members, professionals and the community become aware of causes of brain injury, ways to reduce the risk for brain injury, resources within local communities regarding brain injury, research regarding mild through severe brain injuries, and more. Through building interdisciplinary partnerships across the state to increase awareness, educate survivors, family, and professionals like in innovative research improves the care, treatment and systems involved in the lives of those impact by brain injury and strokes. Educational partnerships help reduce barriers to accessing services across the state.

https://www.biamo.org/

About Maureen Cunninham, CFRE

Executive Director
Brain Injury Association of Missouri
Melody Boling, LCSW
Project Director
Brain Injury Association of Missouri

Melody Boling, LCSW is the Project Director for the Brain Injury Association of Missouri. A Graduate of the University of Missouri School of Social Work, Melody’s professional experience includes clinical, mezzo and macro areas of practice. In her past role as Grant Coordinator for MO TBI State Implementation HRSA grant focused on increasing awareness of TBI in the arenas of early childhood, youth sports concussions, military service members and rural culturally diverse populations. This led to the position as Co- Coordinator of SOAR, and lead of the Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) Learning Collaborative at MU, providing CPP to children ages 0-5 years and their families who had experienced trauma. Melody enjoys building relationships to create opportunities for positive change.

https://www.biamo.org/

About Melody Boling, LCSW

Project Director
Brain Injury Association of Missouri