34th Annual Brain Injury Conference
October 12th, 2022 Killington VT
About the Event:
The Brain Injury Association of Vermont is thrilled to host the 34th Annual Brain Injury Conference being held on Wednesday October 12th at the Killington Grand Hotel in Killington Vermont, the heart of the Green Mountains. This all day, in-person event includes vendors, speakers, lunch and a silent auction. This year’s keynote speaker is Survivor & Mental Health Blogger Ariel Johnson. Other speakers include survivor Besty Dury, Barb Asen, Director of Family Caregiver Support at CVCOA (Central Vermont Council on Aging), John Raffaele LMSW National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals and other survivors and professionals who live and work with the brain injury community here in Vermont. For more information on this year’s conference please find the Brain Injury Association of Vermont on Facebook and Instagram. For any questions, please contact us at email@example.com
When:Wednesday, October 12th, 2022 • 9:00 am – 4:30 pm EST
Where:Killington Grand Hotel and Resort 228 E Mountain Rd, Killington, VT 05751
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A Chat with Attorney Jim Caffry and Associate Attorney Kaitlyn Lewis Keating
- Becky Roy-Widschwenter
A Tai Chi Session
- Anne Bower
Participants can remain seated or stand to do the tai chi movements, and each person will be encouraged to make adjustments to suit her/his own body.
Blissful Life Planning Workshop
- Betsy Drury
Collaborate! The Massachusetts Model:
- How the ADRC Network educates providers and supports those aging with a brain injury.
Improvements in Acute Traumatic Brain Injury Management
Cognitive-Communication Consequences of Acquired Brain Injury
Language and Cognition Following Traumatic Brain Injury
Living Well after Moderate to Severe Brain Injury
- Lenny Hawley
Best Practices for Returning to School Following Concussion
- Dr. Melissa McCart
Brain Injury: Rehabilitation and Employment Strategies
- Maria Crowley
Power of Patients App: A Demo
- Lynne Becker
Suicide and TBI: Untangling the Complex Relationship
- Dr. Matthew Peters
TBI and Intimate Partner Violence
- Dr. Kim Gorgens
2. Participants will learn about the relationship between Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Intimate Partner Violence (IPV)
3. Participants will learn about the importance of advocacy and outreach and will be exposed to community and national resources.
Yoga and meditation for TBI recovery: results from first-ever meta-analysis
- Dr. Rebecca Acabchuk
Strategies for the Management of TBI-related Sequelae in Behavioral Health Settings
- Dr. Kim Gorgens
2) Participants will be able to generate strategies using whichever data are available to them.
3) Participants will be able to list an effective prevention strategy.
This session will provide some compelling management strategies for the most common consequences of brain injury. The strategies are informed by 20 years of work with thousands of clients and hundreds of providers and paraprofessionals. This is the perfect talk for anyone frustrated with a client or the system.