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MN OJP Virtual Conference: More than A Broken Bone: Working with Victims with Brain Injury
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According to the Minnesota Department of Health, Approximately 1,000 Minnesotans experience a traumatic brain injury from an assault in a given year. Victims living with a brain injury after an assault or other criminal activity may see changes in their thinking, emotions, physical health, and more. These changes can impact their ability to find work, maintain stable housing, and navigate the complex healthcare and social service systems.

5/26/2020
When: Tuesday, May 26, 2020
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Webinar
United States
Contact: Joann Jones
651.201.7318

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According to the Minnesota Department of Health, Approximately 1,000 Minnesotans experience a traumatic brain injury from an assault in a given year. Victims living with a brain injury after an assault or other criminal activity may see changes in their thinking, emotions, physical health, and more. These changes can impact their ability to find work, maintain stable housing, and navigate the complex healthcare and social service systems. Understanding the impact of brain injury on a victim’s life is therefore crucial to best supporting their recovery. In this presentation, we will provide a functional definition of brain injury, review incidence and prevalence, discuss common symptoms and ways to identify injury, and describe resources available to support victims and their families.

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Speakers

Angela Bowles Edwards, CBIS
Education and Community Outreach Specialist @Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance
Angela Bowles Edwards is an Education and Community Outreach Specialist with the Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance. She received her bachelor’s degree in psychology and a concentration in neuroscience from Grinnell College and previously worked in research laboratories studying the neural systems involved in emotion and language. Angela has also served as a case manager for individuals experiencing brain injury and is a personal care assistant for a teenager living with a brain injury in addition to her work at the Alliance.
Kayla Reininger, CBIS
Education and Community Outreach Specialist @Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance
Kayla Reininger is an Education and Community Outreach Specialist with the Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance. She received her bachelor’s degree in communication and Spanish from the College of St. Benedict. Prior to her start with the Brain Injury Alliance, Kayla worked as a high school teacher. She has one and a half years of experience working with individuals with brain injuries in a professional setting.

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