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NDBIN Newsletter – Fall 2022

Concussion Symposium Follow Up

On World Concussion Day (September 16, 2022) more than 75 registered to attend NDBIN's 3rd annual Virtual Concussion Symposium. The day focused on the importance of a multidisciplinary approach.

Crisis Intervention Trainings

Did you know that 10% of the general population has a brain injury? But what's even more shocking is that studies show that up to 50-80% of individuals within the criminal justice system population have a brain injury.

NDBIN has been invited to speak at the Bismarck Police Department's Crisis Intervention Training, led by Darrin Herrecht, four times. The 40-hour, weeklong training, takes place several times a year, and each training has 20-40 officers participating.

NDBIN is proud to be a part of the training and currently has an hour and a half to talk about the impact of having a brain injury, and how that may lead to an individual's involvement within the criminal justice system. Carly Endres has gone each time and presented on prevalence, symptomology, and intervention strategies for officers and their counterparts in hopes of reducing the number of individuals involved within the criminal justice system that have brain injuries.

Upcoming Events

Bookmark our events page to stay informed of exciting upcoming opportunities at NDBIN.

NDBIN will continue to host Webinar Wednesdays. Join us for the live event or watch the recording at your own convenience.

  • November 16 – Prevent Child Abuse North Dakota
  • November 30 – SHOW Your Doctor Your Symptoms and Manage Your Care
  • December 14 – Autoimmune Encephalitis 101
  • December 28 – Encompass Health, Formerly Altru Rehabilitation Hospital

Call for Presentations

The Call for Presentations for the 2023 Mind Matters Conference is now open. Speaking is a great way to impact others, build up your professional portfolio, and learn something new!

Deadline to submit: December 2

Save the Dates!

  • March 6, 2023 – Brain Injury Awareness Day at the Capitol, Bismarck
  • March 7, 2023 – Disability Awareness Day at the Capitol, Bismarck
  • March 23-24, 2023 – Mind Matters Conference, Mandan (Virtual options will also be available)
  • April 24-25, 2023 – Certified Brain Injury Specialist Training, Mandan (Virtual options will also be available)

Survivor Engagement Group

NDBIN has recently started holding monthly meetings with a group of phenomenal survivors of brain injury who reside in North Dakota. It is our hope to have this group assist the brain injury advisory council with ideas, as well as forming a speakers bureau. The following is a list of rock stars that have graciously stepped up:

  • Hannah Anderson
  • Mychal Cook
  • Shannon Cook
  • Landa Davis-Twete
  • Brady Fritel
  • Bobbiann Froemke
  • Cathy Job
  • Skipp Miller
  • Amanda Mitchel
  • Calvin Samek
  • Kim Shereck
  • Tanya Lee
  • Leslee Williams

NDBIN wouldn't be able to provide such person-centered services without input from groups like this. Thank you all so much for your time and expertise!