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Webinar Wednesdays

These FREE webinars hosted by the North Dakota Brain Injury Network (NDBIN) are designed to meet your needs whether you are a brain injury/stroke survivor, caregiver, or provider. Continuing education units (CEUs) are available for Social Work.

Interested in presenting at a Webinar Wednesday? Learn more and view available dates.

Also browse and view NDBIN's archived webinars.

Upcoming Webinars

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

  • Resilient Roots
    July 24 from 1:30 – 3:00 pm Central
    Join Cazoshay Marie, creator and moderator of Resilient Roots, a compassionate community designed specifically for parents navigating the challenges of living with brain injury. She will explain their resources and community approach, and how you can participate in this group. As a survivor herself, Cazoshay understands living with an invisible disability and is known for inspiring resilience and empowerment to help others embrace and thrive despite challenges.
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  • Why the Eyes Are a Window Into the Brain After a Brain Injury
    August 7 from 1:30 – 3:00 pm Central
    Join Dr. Erik Reis, a Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine and Board Certified Chiropractic Neurologist with The Neural Connection, as he explains how brain injuries can negatively impact the visual system and overall quality of life of survivors. He will also discuss the importance of neuro-visual therapy and implementing integrative approaches of care to help patients recover from their injuries.
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  • Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body
    August 21 from 1:30 – 3:00 pm Central
    For centuries we've known that the health of the brain and body are connected. But now, science is able to provide insights into how to make lifestyle choices that may help you keep your brain and body healthy as you age. Join us as Rita Ussatis with NDSU Extension as she shares research in diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity, and social engagement. She will provide hands-on tools to help incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging.
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  • Wives of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy
    September 4 from 1:30 – 3:00 pm Central
    Featured in the movie "Concussion," Iron Mike Webster's widow, Pam, will have a conversation with NDBIN's Shannan Stanke, about her experience with her husband's decline while unknowingly suffering from chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). Hear the real story from Pam, about the very first case of CTE diagnosed by Dr. Bennet Omalu (whose character was played by Will Smith).
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  • Your Story Is Your Superpower
    September 18 from 1:30 – 3:00 pm Central
    Amy Zellmer is an author, photographer, writer, and traumatic brain injury (TBI) survivor from Minnesota. During this webinar, she will guide participants in navigating the often-isolating path of self-discovery and advocacy. Despite initial discouragement from medical professionals, Amy will share her experiences of becoming a self-advocate, empowering others to cultivate their own compelling narratives. Amy will feature a series of exercises designed to help participants articulate their TBI journey effectively, ensuring their audience gains a profound understanding of the condition. Throughout the session, we will delve into practical strategies for communicating with legislators, medical professionals, and other stakeholders interested in understanding the TBI journey. Additionally, participants will explore various avenues for raising awareness and sharing their stories, including opportunities such as becoming podcast guests, writing guest blog posts, and even publishing their narratives in a book.
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  • The Rancho Los Amigos Scale of Cognitive Recovery: A Guide to Understanding and Managing Recovery After Brain Injury (Three-Part Series)
    1:30 – 3:00 pm Central
    The Rancho Los Amigos (RLA) Scale of Cognitive Recovery is a user-friendly guide that establishes consistent language and describes expectations across the course of recovery after brain injury. This tool informs patients, families/caregivers, and providers how to best care for individuals who sustain traumatic brain injury across all phases of recovery. We will learn about the different phases of the RLA Scale over three recorded sessions. Sarah Ring, MS, CCC-SLP, CBIST, will be presenting.
    • October 2 – Part 1
      This session introduces the RLA Scale, offers a brief overview of Levels I-X, and presents general uses for this guide. Levels I-III, often referred to as the "Early Phase," will be described in detail. Suggestions for care during the early phase of recovery after brain injury will be reviewed; this information is practical and applicable for families/caregivers and providers.
    • October 16 – Part 2
      This session offers a brief overview of the RLA Scale and general uses for this guide. Levels IV-VI, often referred to as the "Middle Phase," will be described in detail. Suggestions for care during this often-challenging middle phase of recovery after brain injury will be reviewed. This information is practical and applicable for families/caregivers and providers.
    • October 30 – Part 3
      This session offers a brief overview of the RLA Scale and general uses for this guide. Levels VII-X, often referred to as the "Late Phase," will be described in detail. Suggestions for care during the late phase of recovery after brain injury will be reviewed. This information is practical and applicable for families/caregivers and providers.
    Links to view each recording will be available at 1:30 pm on those dates.

Archived Webinars

  • The Best Quest
    June 12, 2024
    Shaun Best is a survivor of a three-month coma and has secured many blessings since that have been highlighted in his book, The Best Quest. Shaun shares his story and takes audience questions.
    Recording | CEU Request
  • Firearm Safety and Injury Prevention
    May 29, 2024
    Firearm injuries are now the leading cause of death for children in the U.S. In the event that a firearm injury is not fatal, the victim is often left with lasting injuries which can include a traumatic brain injury. Alyssa Preszler is the injury prevention coordinator and Safe Kids coordinator for Sanford Health in Bismarck, and has a passion for preventing injuries, especially from guns. During this presentation, Alyssa covers why safety around firearms is so important, steps parents and professionals can take to secure guns within homes, and the correlation between firearm injuries and suicidal ideation.
    Recording | CEU Request
  • Telecommunications Support
    May 15, 2024
    Austin Johnson with Sorenson Communications shared information on new technology that may assist with telecommunication following a brain injury. Due to Sorenson's policies, this webinar could not be recorded.
    CEU Request
  • Primary and Secondary Stroke Prevention: What Do You Need to Know?
    May 1, 2024
    Stroke is a type of non-traumatic brain injury and 80% of all strokes are preventable. Molly Murch, MSN, RN-BC, SCRN, CBIS is the Stroke Program Educator at Essentia Health in Fargo, North Dakota. As a nurse and nurse educator, Molly is passionate about providing care and education to patients, families, nurses, and others on stroke recognition and prevention. During this presentation, Molly discusses primary and secondary stroke prevention. She also discusses the importance of knowing the signs and symptoms of a stroke and the acute treatment available for stroke.
    Recording | CEU Request
  • Brain Injury Healthy Lifestyle Study Opportunity
    February 21, 2024
    Jasmine Herrera-Martinez and Stephanie Calhoun with the Baylor Scott & White Research Institute are recruiting for a Telehealth Traumatic Brain Injury Healthy Lifestyle Study. Hear about their roles, what kind of research is done at the institute, and how you may be eligible to help them with their research.
    Recording | CEU Request
  • Safety on Wheels with Safe Kids
    January 24, 2024
    Did you know that traumatic brain injury is the leading cause of death and disability for youth? Safe Kids Grand Forks staff talk about what they have to offer in terms of Safety on Wheels. From conducting a bike rodeo, to fitting a helmet, the health safety experts show us how to bring best practices to your community.
    Recording | CEU Request
  • Supported Decision-Making
    January 10, 2024
    North Dakota Protection and Advocacy staff explain supported decision-making, which is a process for making well-informed, voluntary decisions by methods less restrictive than guardianship or conservatorship. Supported decision-making allows individuals to make their own decisions and stay in charge of their lives while receiving the help and assistance they need.
    Recording | CEU Request | Webinar Slides
  • Sleep and Brain Injury
    December 13, 2023
    Following a brain injury, many individuals struggle getting a good night's sleep. We discuss strategies for getting good quality sleep with two neurologists from The Neural Connection.
    Recording | CEU Request
  • More Than You Can See – A Mother's Memoir
    November 1, 2023
    Barbara Rubin, author of More Than You Can See – A Mother's Memoir talks about why she wrote the book and who might benefit from the story. The story centers around her daughters' traumatic brain injury (TBI) and her resulting communication disability following her TBI.
    Recording | CEU Request
  • Reflections of a Pediatric Survivor 42 Years Later
    October 4 from 1:30 – 3:00 pm Central
    Brason Lee, MSW, MS, is a 60-year-old pediatric survivor of traumatic brain injury reads a creative essay published this year in the Journal of Adolescent Health. In this piece, Brason imagines going back in time and meeting his teenage self on the date of his release from the hospital. What would he say to prepare him for the decades to come? In answering this question, he hopes to offer his fellow survivors, their parents or caregivers, a reason to believe in a future.
    Recording | CEU Request
  • Nutrition and Brain Injury
    September 6, 2023
    Proper nutrition after brain injury can make a large difference in the recovery process and this webinar discusses this importance with The Neural Connection.
    Recording | CEU Request
  • PACE – Positive Attitude Changes Everything
    August 9, 2023
    Mike Orris, a brain injury survivor, shares his story and his positive attitude. Learn about his acronym, PACE (Positive Attitude Changes Everything). Mike was a college swimmer, husband, father, entrepreneur, and business development executive. Then one day everything changed. He discusses how a positive attitude is our superpower that few of us use but, but we all have the ability.
    Recording | CEU Request
  • Vagus Nerve Stimulation and Brain Injury
    May 3, 2023
    Dr. Reis and Dr. Hennes, two neurologists from The Neural Connection, located in Bloomington, Minnesota, explain what Vagus Nerve Stimulation is and how it can help those with a brain injury.
    Recording | CEU Request
  • North Dakota Brain Injury State Plan
    April 19, 2023
    The mission of the North Dakota Brain Injury Advisory Council is to improve the quality of life for all individuals with a brain injury and their families through brain injury identification, awareness, prevention, research, education, collaboration, support services, and advocacy. A state plan helps drive the work of the Brain Injury Advisory Council. Learn about North Dakota's latest state plan and its goals from NDBIN's director, Rebecca Quinn.
    Recording | CEU Request
  • Learning in Older Adults with Traumatic Brain Injury
    April 5, 2023
    Amy Kemp, a PhD candidate at the University of Georgia and recent awardee from the Brain Injury Association of America's Dissertation Award, discusses preliminary findings from a study investigating how to engage older adults in health recommendations specific to fall prevention. Unintentional falls are the leading cause of accidents and deaths in older adults, aged 65 and older.
    Recording | CEU Request
  • Brain Injury and Addiction
    February 22, 2023
    One of the unfortunate side effects of brain injury includes addiction. Substance use following a brain injury can be a slippery slope. After individuals sustain injuries, their inhibitions become lowered, allowing them to be much more susceptible to using and, under certain circumstances, misusing substances. Join Rebecca Quinn, NDBIN’s director, for a presentation on why this happens and some useful tools in combating this amongst survivors.
    Recording | CEU Request
  • LSVT BIG and Stroke: A Functional Amplitude-Based Approach to Recovery for Survivors
    February 8, 2023
    Nearly 85% of individuals survive initial stroke and desire to return to daily life in the community. However, survivors often experience upper extremity dysfunction that impacts areas of function such as self-care and community participation. Occupational therapists at the University of Missouri have found success in using the evidence-based intervention Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT) BIG, a rehabilitation approach focused on amplitude-based movements of the limb motor system during functional activities for patients with Parkinson's, to maximize meaningful participation in daily life for stroke survivors.
    Recording | CEU Request
  • Hydrocephalus, Hypothyroid, a Severe Brain Injury, and a Hit-And-Run
    January 25, 2023
    Lindsay Caron was cycling on a visit in San Diego when she was hit from behind, by an SUV going over 40 miles per hour. The driver left and her skull was cracked open. She had a Glasgow Coma Scale of 3 and spent several weeks in a coma. Listen as Lindsay shares her story.
    Recording | CEU Request
  • Brain Injury Is More Than Neurological Symptoms
    January 11, 2023
    The Neural Connection, located in Bloomington, Minnesota, has two functional neurologists on staff, Dr. Reis and Dr. Hennes, who treat complex neurological disorders. Their treatments focus on individualized neurological rehabilitation protocols focused on increasing function through sensorimotor training and neuro-orthopedic exercises. Hear how brain injury is more than neurological symptoms and what they recommend for treatment.
    Recording | CEU Request
  • SHOW Your Doctor Your Symptoms and Manage Your Care
    November 30, 2022
    Lynne Becker demonstrates how patients' words have been turned into data. Data that is showing providers the pain and problems patients experience. Lynne took her "what if" approach and turned it into "look!" Learn what data trends are emerging, what symptoms indicate the most pressing symptoms and what should be treated, based upon the patient's input and caregivers' words.
    Recording | CEU Request
  • Prevent Child Abuse North Dakota
    November 16, 2022
    Veronica Wiesz, project manager with Prevent Child Abuse North Dakota (PCAND), highlights the program Period of PURPLE Crying. This evidence-based program has shown a reduction in abusive head trauma in children under two years of age. It has been published in the Child Abuse & Neglect journal, and was selected as article of the year.
    Recording | CEU Request
  • Brain Injury and Audiology
    November 2, 2022
    Dr. Kevin Fire with Fire Audiology and Hearing Center talks about how hearing can be impacted following a brain injury and about new advancements in the treatment of tinnitus, or ringing in the ear, which is common after brain injury.
    Recording | CEU Request
  • Acceptance and Creating Our New Normal after Brain Injury
    October 5, 2022
    Craig Phillips talks about the importance of acceptance and finding your new normal following a brain injury. Craig sustained a brain injury in 1967, at the age of 10. He was in a coma for three weeks and doctors said he may struggle with education after high school. He has since earned undergraduate and graduate degrees. He started Second Chance to Live in 2007.
    Recording | CEU Request
  • Saving Shannon, A Family's Story of Strength and Devotion
    September 21, 2022
    This webinar features the story of Shannon, who was hit by an SUV and thrown 40 feet in the air, at the age of three. Her prognosis was bleak, but her parents believed in her smallest victories. Paul J. Mulhern shares his daughter's story in his memoir, Saving Shannon. It's an uplifting story of a family's collective healing and an illustration of how a family copes with a child's traumatic brain injury.
    Recording | CEU Request
  • Brain Injury Support System for Caregivers of Survivors
    September 7, 2022
    Lisabeth Mackall, speech pathologist and caregiver with the Brain Injury Support System, talks about creating a custom program to help survivors live their best life.
    Recording | CEU Request
  • North Dakota Programs
    August 24, 2022
    This webinar discusses three programs available in the state: Community Connects, Free Through Recovery, and Peer Support Specialists. If are you interested in learning more about behavioral health community supports in North Dakota, listen to the North Dakota Department of Human Services, Behavioral Health Division discuss these amazing programs that can be helpful for individuals that have sustained a brain injury.
    Recording | CEU Request | Webinar Slides
  • Lit Up My Mind
    August 10, 2022
    Laura Laureta is a brain injury survivor from Colorado. She has created a website geared towards helping others like herself who are survivors of brain injury, and are enduring health issues and chronic pain. Laura goes over her website and resources during this webinar.
    Recording | CEU Request
  • High Plains Fair Housing
    July 27, 2022
    Fair housing means it's illegal to discriminate in housing based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability status, or because you have children. Additional North Dakota protections include age (over 40), marital status, and receipt of public assistance. High Plain’s Fair Housing Center Associate Director Kelly Gorz explores your rights as a prospective buyer, renter, or current tenant in housing. This webinar covers what housing discrimination looks like against persons with disabilities, your rights to ask for and receive a disability-related accommodation or modification in your housing, and what to do if you are denied equal access to your living situation because you have a disability.
    Recording | CEU Request
  • Bumped His Head and Went to Bed
    July 13, 2022, and previously on May 18, 2022
    Bumped His Head and Went to Bed: A True Story about the Life of Greg the Great, is a short storybook for adults about a football playing little Viking, who grows up to be a real cowboy. Author Shannan Stanke shares how this true story led her to educate readers on the risk of mental health and mood decline after concussions.
    Recording | CEU Request
  • Will I Ever Be Able to Drive Again?
    June 29, 2022
    Joy Tandberg, OTR/L, DRS, of Dak-Minn Driving and Home Evaluations discusses the implications of driving after a brain injury and the possibility of regaining some independence.
    Recording | CEU Request
  • PAM (Post-Acute Medical) Health and Patients Post Brain Injury
    May 4, 2022
    Chelsey Asiala is a physical therapist, board-certified neurologic specialist through the American Physical Therapy Association, as well as the outpatient program director for PAM Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Fargo. She presents on the rehabilitation programs offered at PAM Health, along with providing education on how physical therapy and technology can be used to facilitate rehabilitation post stroke, brain injury, and concussion.
    Recording | CEU Request
  • Pooled Trusts
    April 20, 2022
    Ryan Boosinger, relationship manager with Lutheran Social Services of Minnesota, explains pooled trusts, which are set up to help people who are on benefits due to disability who come into larger sums of money due to events such as an inheritance or back-payments after disability declaration. When looking at larger gifts, it makes sense to have a conversation about how that money could be managed. That's where a pooled trust comes in – those assets can be put into a trust, thus preserving the funds and protecting beneficiaries from the potential loss of benefits.
    Recording - Part 1 | Recording - Part 2 | CEU Request
  • Home Therapy Solutions
    April 6, 2022
    Kara Welke, owner of Home Therapy Solutions, shares how people can maximize their independence in the comfort of their own home with help from a home therapy clinic in the Grand Forks area.
    Recording | CEU Request
  • Learning Accommodations & Self-Worth Post Injury Podcast
    March 9, 2022
    Listen to Carly Endres and Cristabelle Braden discuss learning accommodations and self-worth following a brain injury, on an episode of the Hope Survives podcast.
    Podcast | CEU Request
  • Agency Foster Home for Adults in North Dakota
    February 23, 2022
    An Agency Foster Home for Adults (AFHA) is a setting where a survivor of brain injury could receive home and community-based services which can be provided to up to four adults, and up to 24 hours per day. In this webinar, Erica Reiner, nurse administrator with Aging Services, and Rebecca Quinn, director of the North Dakota Brain Injury Network, reviews the logistics and vision behind the AFHA setting in North Dakota.
    Recording | CEU Request | Webinar Slides | Agency Adult Foster Home Examples
  • Emotional Dysregulation After Brain Injury Podcast
    February 9, 2022
    Rebecca Quinn and Carly Endres talk about emotional dysregulation on an episode of the Hope Survives podcast with Cristabelle Braden.
    Podcast | CEU Request
  • Neuroplasticity, Setting Goals, and Creating Hope After Brain Injury and Stroke
    January 26, 2022
    Craig Phillips sustained his brain injury in 1967 at the age of 10. He was in a coma for three weeks and doctors said he may struggle with education after high school. He has since earned undergraduate and graduate degrees. He started Second Chance to Live in 2007. In this webinar, he talks about neuroplasticity, setting goals, and creating hope after brain injury and stroke.
    Recording | CEU Request
  • E-TIPS Research Study
    January 12, 2022
    Jamie Tingey, PhD, talks about telehealth cognitive behavioral therapy as an intervention for chronic pain. She also shares strategies that individuals can do for themselves to help manage common experiences and symptoms following a brain injury.
    Recording | CEU Request | Webinar Slides | Chronic Pain Flyer
  • Advanced Stroke Care
    December 15, 2021
    Molly Murch, Stroke Program Educator for Essentia Health in Fargo, goes over advanced stroke care and discusses Essentia Health's Comprehensive Stroke Care program. She also includes treatment options for stroke patients at Essentia.
    Recording | CEU Request
  • COVID-19 and the Brain
    December 1, 2021
    Dr. Ala Lysyk is the CEO and a provider with Reviv, PLLC, in Fergus Falls, Minnesota. She discusses the impact COVID-19 has on the brain.
    Recording | CEU Request
  • Synapse
    November 17, 2021
    Reagan Linder is the founder/president of Synapse, a program at Iowa State University. Synapse is a national nonprofit that works to combat isolation commonly experienced by individuals with brain injury. Synapse has three main tiers of work: hosting peer support group meetings, matching those with brain injury to students in a volunteer buddy system, and bringing speakers to campus to spread awareness about brain injury. Reagan explains the benefits from this program and how to get involved!
    Recording | CEU Request
  • Community Options
    November 3, 2021
    Community Options is dedicated to supporting people, through individual choice, to live a lifestyle which gives dignity and respect. Darcy Severson, lead operations officer, explains some of the new services Community Options has to offer for individuals with a brain injury.
    Recording | CEU Request
  • North Dakota's Community-Based Services
    October 20, 2021
    Erica Reiner, with the North Dakota's Department of Human Services, talks about service options available in North Dakota, including residential habilitation, community support services, and agency adult foster care. Learn about how these services can help people continue to live in their communities and how to enroll to become a provider.
    Recording | CEU Request | Webinar Slides | Qualified Service Provider (QSP) Agency Development Grant Overview | Grant Application | Budget Template | Evaluation Tool
  • Post Concussion Podcast
    October 6, 2021
    Bella Paige is the host of Post Concussion Podcast. It is her goal to help prevent others from making the same mistakes in their recovery as she did. Bella she speaks about her 10+ concussions and the importance of mental health.
    Recording | CEU Request
  • Rise Above: Conquering Adversities
    September 8, 2021
    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, he survived brain surgery, a coma, weeks of paralysis, and had to relearn many things. Join us as he talks about his experiences and his book titled Rise Above: Conquering Adversities.
    Recording | CEU Request
  • Vocational Rehabilitation
    August 25, 2021
    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.
    Recording | CEU Request
  • I Am More than My Brain Injury
    August 11, 2021
    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. He tells his powerful story and how he was able to find his purpose after his injury.
    Recording | CEU Request
  • 50/30/20 Budget
    July 28, 2021
    Following a brain injury there can often be changes made to how finances are managed and the amount of money coming into a household. Nanci Wilson with University Federal Credit Union in Grand Forks 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.
    Recording | CEU Request | 50/30/20 Budget | 50% Needs | 30% Wants | 20% Savings | Monthly Budget
  • 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
  • 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, Senior Project 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.
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  • 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