February 17, 2015
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The brain controls everything we do, say, think and feel. It controls the very functioning that keeps us alive: breathing, digestion, hormones and the immune system. When the brain is injured, a person’s abilities and bodily functions may change. This presentation is an introductory session that will explore the common causes and the prevalence of brain injury among children, teens and adults. The presenter will explain the common changes caused by brain injury; including cognitive, behavioral and physical symptoms. She will also provide the group with information on basic medical rehabilitation, compensatory strategies and resources.
Christina Kollman, LSW, CBIS-Christina received her BS in Social Work from Concordia College. She is a licensed social worker and a certified brain injury specialist.
Christina has worked with the Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance for 10 years; she currently manages the Resource Facilitation and Education program. Resource Facilitation provides free follow-up to all Minnesotans who have sustained a brain injury, their caregivers and the professionals that support them.
Fee: $30 Free to families of people with brain injuries
2 CE hours available for Social Workers
Venue: Venue of Brain Injury Basics for Professionals