Webinar Wednesdays

These FREE webinars are designed to meet your needs whether you are a brain injury/stroke survivor, caregiver, or provider. CEUs are available for Social Work.

Upcoming Webinars

You must register for each webinar. Registering will provide you with the Zoom link and phone numbers.

Help spread the word: Print the July/August/September flyer and post it in your break room!

  • 50/30/20 Budget
    July 28 from 1:30 – 3:00 pm Central
    Following a brain injury there can often be changes made to how finances are managed and the amount of money coming into a household. Join Nanci Wilson with University Federal Credit Union in Grand Forks as she explains the budget concept of 50/30/20. Nanci walks us through how to set up this user-friendly budget where 50% is going to the household, 30% to wants, and 20% to savings.
    Join webinar: https://und.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwqf-qhqjsoHNSYt9FeBzy0rRIzVdA10XEv
  • I Am More than My Brain Injury
    August 11 from 1:30 – 3:00 pm Central
    Craig Phillips sustained his brain injury in 1967 at the age of 10 and was in a coma for three weeks. He was told by doctors he would not be able to do much academically after high school. He proved them wrong and has since obtained undergraduate and graduate degrees! He started Second Chance to Live in 2007. Join us as he tells his powerful story and how he was able to find his purpose after his injury.
    Join webinar: https://und.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEvduisqzwiE9EuB1bVNw8Y578XNcowFsak
  • Vocational Rehabilitation
    August 25 from 1:30 – 3:00 pm Central
    Finding new employment or returning to work after a traumatic brain injury can have unique challenges. Vocational Rehabilitation can assist in providing support, case management, and services to help individuals reach their vocational goals. Join Lori Rodgers (business specialist) and Josie Uthke (vocational rehabilitation counselor & assessment specialist) as they provide an overview of services that can be accessed and customized to fit individual needs.
    Join webinar: https://und.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwudeitqTwrGtwYS2jBAUXtcZ-IP33bjRA0
  • Rise Above: Conquering Adversities
    September 8 from 1:30 – 3:00 pm Central
    Greg Little, PhD, has more than 37 years experience working in the mental health field as well as extensive experience presenting workshops and seminars. He has not only taught individuals how to cope with life's challenges, he has lived it. Following a horrific automobile accident in 1972, he survived brain surgery, a coma, weeks of paralysis, and had to relearn many things. He is faced with the normal consequences of traumatic brain injury. Join us as he talks about his experiences and his book titled Rise Above: Conquering Adversities.
    Join webinar: https://und.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAkd-yhrzgqHdUPZhyoerocjQP9jHOJdcZk

Archived Webinars

  • ABA Consultants
    July 14, 2021
    Following a brain injury there are often behavior changes that survivors and caregivers note. Applied behavior analysis (ABA) is a therapy based on the science of learning and behavior. North Dakotan Toby Trontvet founded ABA Consultants and her focus is on improving the lives and social skills in children using the science of ABA. She explains ABA basics and how it can be utilized to help survivors.
    Recording | CEU Request
  • How Brain Injuries Can Impact Vision
    June 30, 2021
    DeAnn Fitzgerald, neuro-optometrist and owner of Dr. Fitzgerald & Associates, Inc., in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, explores the different impacts a brain injury can have on a survivor's vision.
    Please check back for the recording.
  • HeartSprings
    June 16, 2021
    HeartSprings Community Healing Center, in Fargo, North Dakota, has been in operation since 2008. Director Jan Nelson and physical therapist Barbara Edin share information on their programs and how they may benefit an individual with a brain injury.
    Recording | CEU Request
  • Power of Patients
    June 2, 2021
    Lynne Becker is a biostatistician and epidemiologist with 20+ years' experience in clinical trials. But most importantly, she is a caregiver to her two daughters with traumatic brain injuries and stroke. Lynne has recently launched a start-up called, Power of Patients, which focuses on empowering patients and caregivers with a free, personalized app to track their symptoms and triggers. Lynne shares her story and information on this exciting new app.
    Recording | CEU Request
  • Culturally Appropriate Care for Muslim Patients
    May 19, 2021
    This webinar focuses on healthcare-related issues with Muslim patients and examine cultural and religious issues around illness, treatments, dietary restrictions, birth, end of life, death, and others. Presenter Tamim Saidi received a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Minnesota and currently works as a consultant pharmacist.
    Recording | Webinar Slides | CEU Request
  • BrainScope
    May 5, 2021
    Brian Kroes of BrainScope talks about new technology and why it may be useful in your practice. BrainScope is the only Food and Drug Administration cleared non-invasive medical device that objectively assesses head injured patients for both brain bleeds and concussions at point of care. Use of BrainScope has been shown to reduce the potential use of a head CT in emergency departments by 31%.
    Recording | CEU Request
  • Resilience During COVID-19
    April 21, 2021
    Danielle Brazant was in a near-fatal car accident at the age of 24. The inspiring story of her comeback is the topic of her 2018 book, "Maximizing Your Potential," and has been shared at keynote addresses and workshops.
    Recording | CEU Request
  • Military Populations and Brain Injury
    April 7, 2021
    Dr. Alexander Balbir serves as the director for Warrior Care Network and Independence Services. He talks about the struggles this population faces with brain injury, as well as the promising advancements that have been made.
    Recording | CEU Request
  • Student Art Showcase
    March 24, 2021
    Dickinson High School students in a health careers class collaborated with NDBIN and learned about brain injury and brain injury prevention. The high school students taught the information to elementary students who created art reflecting brain injury prevention. Join us as we showcase their artwork.
    Recording | CEUs unavailable
  • Caregiver Supports
    March 10, 2021
    Nicole Livedalen and Carly Endres are staff with NDBIN and are certified to teach Powerful Tools for Caregivers courses. Each brings a vast array of experiences in working with caregivers. They discuss best practices in caring for caregivers.
    Recording | CEU Request
  • 5 Main Symptoms of Brain Injury and Why They Are so Difficult to Resolve
    February 24, 2021
    Ala Lysyk, a functional neurologist, covers some symptoms of brain injury such as, sleep disturbance, loss of energy, emotional roller coasters, stress, and concentration, and ways to resolve them.
    Recording | CEU Request
  • Post-Acute Medical
    February 10, 2021
    Listen to Post-Acute Medical, formerly Cobalt Rehabilitation, of Fargo as they give us a virtual tour and explain some of the rehabilitation options they offer.
    Recording | CEU Request
  • LoveYourBrain
    January 27, 2021
    RJ Lisander, founder of Lotus Seed Lifestyles, works with individuals, non-profits and community groups to offer yoga and meditation as paths to recovery and personal improvement. She is a certified instructor with LoveYourBrain's six-week Yoga Program and Mindset Program.
    Recording | CEU Request | Mindset Video | Yoga Nidra Practice | Crash Reel Trailer Video
  • Community Participation Following a Traumatic Brain Injury
    January 13, 2021
    Jessica Kersey is an occupational therapist and PhD candidate at the University of Pittsburgh. Her work focuses on community participation following traumatic brain injury. Jessica discusses the meaning of community participation and strategies for improving outcomes.
    Recording | CEU Request
  • Visual Impacts on Cognition and Attention Capabilities
    December 30, 2020
    Dr. David Biberdorf, OD is an optometrist in Grand Forks, North Dakota. He has over 35 years of experience in the medical field and also serves on the North Dakota Brain Injury Advisor Council. He talks about the impact vision following a brain injury can have on cognition and attention.
    Recording | Webinar Slides | CEU Request
  • Social Security Disability
    December 16, 2020
    Kylie Oversen is an associate attorney with Schneider Law of Fargo, North Dakota and they represent social security disability clients across North Dakota and Minnesota. Join Kylie as she helps us understand this process and your rights as you go through it.
    Recording | Webinar Slides | CEU Request
  • Meaningful Daily Activities for Health: Reducing Sedentary Behavior after Stroke
    December 2, 2020
    Emily Kringle, PhD, OTR/L is a rehabilitation scientist with a clinical background in occupational therapy. She is a postdoctoral fellow in the Division of Academic Internal Medicine and Geriatrics at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her research focuses on health promotion among underserved populations with stroke. She also explores the influence of social and contextual factors on post-stroke sedentary behavior and engagement in meaningful daily activities.
    Recording | CEU Request
  • Hope Survives
    November 18, 2020
    Cristabelle Braden talked about life following her traumatic brain injury, from relearning daily life tasks in a brain injury rehabilitation to setting her feet firmly on the ground as a songwriter, speaker, and artist. She gave an inspiring message of hope!
    Recording | CEU Request
  • Aging and Brain Injury
    November 4, 2020
    North Dakota Brain Injury Network's Rebecca Quinn covered the impact of brain injury on the older adult population and how aging itself is a risk factor for brain injury. Additionally, Rebecca covered the compounding effects of aging with a past brain injury and what the research says regrading brain injury and degenerative dementias.
    Recording | CEU Request
  • The Intersectionality of Mental Health and Brain Injury
    October 21, 2020
    Aly Downs is an occupational therapist and certified brain injury specialist. She works at Dakota Alpha in Mandan, North Dakota. It's the only skilled nursing facility intended for brain injury survivors. Aly provided information on mental health and the connection to brain injury, rehabilitation, and well-being.
    Recording | CEU Request
  • GoUniversal – Environmental Modifications and Mobility Equipment
    October 7, 2020
    Scott Bernstein with GoUniversal presented on modifications and equipment that enhance independence, safety, and quality of life for individuals after sustaining a brain injury.
    Recording | Webinar Slides | CEU Request
  • TBI and the Homeless Population: Discussing the Problem and Exploring Possible Solutions
    September 9, 2020
    Tom Tatlock, MD, is a brain injury survivor and psychiatrist and talked about the prevalence of brain injuries amongst homeless populations and some solutions to help eradicate that issue in our society.
    Recording | CEU Request
  • I'm Home, Now What?
    August 26, 2020
    Megan Dooley is an occupational therapist who presented ideas and techniques related to managing day-to-day activities following a brain injury.
    Recording | CEU Request
  • Brain for Life
    August 12, 2020
    JoLynn Pennington is the owner of Health with Jo in Bismarck and she shared the benefits that her products can have on individuals with brain injury.
    Recording | CEU Request
  • Why do I have so much Brain Fog and Fatigue?
    July 29, 2020
    Dr. Ala Lysyk-Smith talked about the causes of brain fog and fatigue following a brain injury. Dr. Lysyk-Smith is the founder of Clarity Brain Centers, concussion-focused clinics in Fargo, North Dakota, and Fergus Falls, Minnesota. She also owns Cereset, in Fargo, a sleep technology center.
    Recording | CEU Request
  • Brain Injuries and the Criminal Justice System
    July 15, 2020
    Several community experts and survivors talked about the impact a brain injury has on those involved in the criminal justice system.
    Recording | CEU Request
  • The Autonomic Nervous System
    July 1, 2020
    Dr. Jeremy Schmoe is the founder and director of the Functional Neurology Center in Minnetonka, MN and a codeveloper of the Brain Health Online Summit. He has treated thousands of patients with head injuries, vertigo, dysautonomia, dizziness, movement disorders, neurodegenerative and developmental disorders. He talked about the autonomic nervous system and how it is affected by a brain injury.
    Recording | CEU Request
  • Meta-Cognition and Awareness
    June 17, 2020
    NDBIN staff talked about the meaning of meta-cognition and how awareness is an essential recovery component to brain injury survivors successful recovery.
    Recording | CEU Request
  • Cognitive Skills and How They Are Impacted by a Brain Injury
    June 3, 2020
    NDBIN staff went over cognitive skills and what that impact on those skills a brain injury can have on an individual.
    Recording | CEU Request
  • Brain Injury Screening Protocols
    May 6, 2020
    Rebecca Quinn, Program Director for NDBIN went over our recommendations for best screening practices when determining whether or not an individual has a brain injury.
    Recording | CEU Request
  • Concussion Tools
    April 22, 2020
    Carly Endres, Outreach Coordinator for NDBIN went through the REAP (Remove/Reduce, Educate, Adjust/ Accommodate, Pace) Concussion Management guide, as well as shared some helpful tips on common academic accommodations that can be made in order to allow students to return to learn following a concussion.
    Recording | CEU Request
  • Exploring North Dakota's New Options for Community Based Services
    April 8, 2020
    Erica Reiner from North Dakota's Department of Human Services provided an overview of the new service options recently made available including Residential Habilitation, Community Support Services, and Agency Adult Foster Care. Learn more about how these services can help people continue to live in their communities and how to enroll to become a provider.
    Recording | Webinar Slides | CEU Request
  • Brain Injury and Physical Therapy
    March 11, 2020
    Diana Palm is a Physical Therapist and Certified Brain Injury Specialist employed with Sanford Health in Fargo. Diana explained why it is important for individuals to see a physical therapist following their brain injury.
    Recording | CEU Request
  • My Sister's Journey
    February 26, 2020
    Kim Spivack is a Grand Forks native and currently a STEMI Stroke Coordinator with Altru Health Systems in Grand Forks. Kim is also the little sister to a wonderful young woman, Kari, who has Down syndrome, is a stroke survivor and also had a scary hospitalization last winter. Kim explained some of the barriers individuals with special needs face in the hospital setting and how they can best be supported by all professionals that these unique patients come in contact with.
    Recording | CEU Request
  • Stroke Survivors Story
    February 12, 2020
    Scott Hayden had a stroke in July 2018. Since his stroke, he is on a mission to increase stroke awareness, and to let people know recovery can happen. He grew up in Minnesota and Monday, graduated high school in Penang, Malaysia, and worked in New Zealand before returning to the Midwest. He enjoys nature in all seasons, especially winter!
    Recording Unavailable | Webinar Slides | CEU Request
  • Music Therapy
    January 29, 2020
    Emily Wangen is the owner of Music Therapy in Motion, located in Fargo and Grand Forks. Music Therapy has shown to have superb benefits to survivors of brain injury! Learn more about this incredible service.
    Recording | CEU Request
  • The Role of a Stroke Coordinator
    January 15, 2020
    Jerilyn Alexander is a Stroke Coordinator with Trinity Health in Minot. Stroke Coordinators wear many different hats – listen to what Jerilyn had to say about her role and strokes in North Dakota!
    Recording Unavailable | Webinar Slides | CEU Request
  • Fatigue Pie
    December 4, 2019
    Rebecca Quinn, LMSW, CBIST
    Rebecca is the Program Director for the NDBIN and is considered the statewide expert on brain injury. She explained the barriers fatigue causes to individuals with brain injury and strategies to help overcome those barriers.
    Recording | CEU Request
  • North Dakota Assistive
    November 20, 2019
    Staff from North Dakota Assistive explained what North Dakota Assistive does and they gave us a virtual tour of their new Smart Homes, located in Fargo and Mandan. See this exciting advancement in technology for North Dakotans!
    Recording | CEU Request
  • Telerehabilitation
    November 13, 2019
    Quality Living, Inc. in Omaha, Nebraska is a medical rehabilitation center specializing in traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, stroke and other neurologic injury. They recently have started providing telerehabilitation. Listen to what this is all about and how it may benefit you.
    Recording | CEU Request