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State-of-the-States 2019

SOS 2019

30th Annual State of the States in Head Injury Meeting
Moving with the Times: 30 Years in Brain Injury Service and Delivery
Sponsored by the National Association of State Head Injury Administrators
September 23-26, 2019
Crowne Plaza Hotel Kansas City Downtown
1301 Wyandotte Street
Kansas City, Missouri

Key Downloads:

SOS 2019 Brochure

Presentations from the 2019 conference

Pre-Conference: Person Centered Approaches in Theory, Systems and Practice

Monday, September 23, 2019

11:00a – 12:00p  -- Cultural Competency
Janet Williams, MSW, PhD, Minds Matter, LLC

1:00p - 2:30p -- Panel: Self-Directed Service Models
Craig Young & Kenisha Tait, MEd, Georgia Brain Injury Trust Fund Commission, Nicole Adams, Pennsylvania Department of Health, and Jennifer Braun, Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services

Monday Handouts:

Georgia Daily Living Survey

Self-Directed Care: Frequently Asked Questions, Georgia Grain & Spinal Injury Trust Fund Commission

2:45p - 4:00p -- CDC and Person Centered Practices: From Childhood to Maturity
Matt Breiding, PhD, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

4:00p - 5:00p -- Panel: Screening and Assessment: Essentials of a Person-Centered Approach
Matt Breiding, PhD, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Tuesday - September 24, 2019

8:30a - 9:30a General Session: Summary of the Development of the CDC Guideline on the Diagnosis and Management of mTBI Among Children

Matt Breiding, PhD, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Karen McAvoy, PsyD, Get Schooled on Concussions, LLC

9:45a - 10:45a General Session: Partnerships to Policy

Meighan Haupt, MS, National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors; John D. Corrigan, PhD, Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Ohio State University, Director, OH Brain Injury Program; Judy Dettmer, MINDSOURCE Brain Injury Network, Colorado; Rebeccah Wolfkiel, Executive Director, NASHIA

1:30p  – 12:30p– Concurrent Workshops

A: Yoga and Meditation for TBI: Evidence, Innovations, and Ways Forward

Kim Baker, MPA, RYT Director of Implementation, Love Your Brain

B: Getting to Know You: How to Use Person Centered Discovery Tools to Engage with Individuals Living with Brain Injury

Anastasia Edmonston, MS, CRC, Maryland Behavioral Health Administration

Handout: Getting to Know You

C: Resource Facilitation

June Klein–Bacon, BSW, CBIS, Projects Manager, Brain Injury Alliance of Iowa & Courtney Sand, Neuro Resource Facilitator, Brain Injury Alliance of Iowa

2:45p  – 4:00p– Concurrent Workshops

A: Development of a Web-Based Application for TBI Self-Management

Lance Trexler, PhD, Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana, Steve Sutter, President and Founder, CreateAbility Concepts, Inc.

C: The Power of Peer: Colorado Peer Mentorship Program and Vital Peer Support: National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors

Seija Curtin MA, LPC, CBIS, Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado; Judy Dettmer, MINDSOURCE Brain Injury Network, Meighan Haupt, National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD)

Wednesday - September 25, 2019

9:45a - 10:45a – Concurrent Workshops

A: Safe Stars, A Youth Sports Safety Recognition Program

Jean Doster, BA, MS, Tennessee Department of Health

B: Bending the Cost Curve and Quality of Life Utilizing Community Based Services

Erica Bates, MS, Rehabilitation Director, & Laura Boswell, MBA, Chief Operating Officer, Minds Matter, LLC

C: The Intersection of Brain Injury and Domestic Violence

Kathy Chiou, PhD, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Peggy Reisher, MSW, Brain Injury Alliance of Nebraska


HELP Screening Tool, modified

Brain Injury and Domestic Violence: Making the Connection and Improving Care (Summary report)

10:50a - 11:50a -- Concurrent Workshops

A: Training Frontline Staff to Serve Adults with Brain Injury (ACBIS Fundamentals and Staff TBI Skill Builder

Susan Connors, President/CEO, Brain Injury Association of America; Laurie Ehlhardt Powell, PhD, CCC-SLP, Center for Brain Injury Research and Training

C: Strategies for Estimating TBI Prevalence at the State Level

Priscilla “CB” Eagye, MS, Research Associate, Craig Hospital

1:30p - 2:45p – Concurrent Workshops

A: Connecting All Survivors with Services

Donna Cantrell, MEd, Virginia Department of Aging and Rehabilitation Services

Handouts: ICD-10

International Classification of Diseases – 10th Edition

B: Using Telemedicine to meet the needs of the Arkansas TBI Population and Missouri ECHO Overview

Terri Imus, RN, BSN; Kim Lamb, MS, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences; Eric Hart, PsyD, ABPP, Associate Department Chair, School of Health Professions, University of Missouri Health

3:00p - 4:00p Concurrent Workshops

A: Reflections on Ethics Across

Bob Karol, PhD, ABPP, Karol Neuropsychological Services and Consulting

B: Changing the Rules: Modifying the Special Education Eligibility Process in Oregon

Melissa McCart, DEd, Oregon, Center for Brain Injury Research and Training

C: Assisting States in Building Systems: What Can NASHIA Do for You

Rebeccah Wolfkiel, BA, MPP & Susan Vaughn, MEd , NASHIA


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