Archived Webinar Recordings

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The Development and the Use of the Virginia Brain Injury Screening Tool

Presented by: Donna K. Broshek, ABPP-CN John Edward Fowler Professor, Psychiatry & Neurobehavioral Sciences, University of Va Health System.

This webinar will describe the need for a brief screening tool to identify clients receiving care in community agencies who might have sustained an acquired or traumatic brain injury. The development and use of the Virginia Brain Injury Screening Tool (VBIST) will be described.

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Virginia Brain Injury Screening Tool

What is PseudoBulbar Affect?

Presented by: Kevin Winterling, PhD

Learn about symptoms that can occur as a result of injuries and lesions in the brain. A discussion around what PseudoBulbar Affect (PBA) looks like and how it impacts individuals and those caring for them.

What is an ABLEnow Account?

Presented By: Sarah Pennington, ABLEnow

ABLEnow accounts can pay for a variety of qualified disability expenses related to maintaining health, independence and quality of life.
ABLEnow accounts help individuals with disabilities save money to pay for qualified expenses, without being taxed on the earnings – and in most cases, without losing eligibility for certain means-tested benefit programs.

Commonwealth Coordinated Care Plus and CCC Plus Waiver Services

Presented by: Debra Holloway
Education and Resource Coordinator
The Brain Injury Association of Virginia

This webinar provides an introductory to the CCC Plus and the new CCC Plus Waiver. CCC Plus is Virginia's new Medicaid program and recently the Elderly or Disabled with Consumer Direction (EDCD) and the Technology Assisted waivers were combined into one singular waiver, the CCC Plus Waiver.

Navigating Transition with a Brain Injury

Presented by: Debra Holloway, CBIS
The Brain Injury Association of Virginia

This webinar will review brain injury basics and highlight the unique challenges of providing successful transition from high school to student with a brain injury. Resources for students, families and teachers for support and services will be identified.

The Visitor That Will Not leave: Anger After Brain Injury

Presented by: Herman R Lukow
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT

Unmanaged anger complicates recovery from brain injury; it affects the efforts of survivors, caregivers, and treatment providers. This presentation outlines the causes of anger and anger management strategies that may be helpful in the recovery process.

Brain Injury: Basic Information About A Complex Disability

Presented by: Christine Baggini, MSW, CBIS
Senior Resource Coordinator
The Brain Injury Association of Virginia

Brain injury has been known as an unrecognized public health epidemic; but with more people surviving serious injuries, and as we learn about the devastating effects of mild brain injury, it’s no longer silent. Our "About Brain Injury" webinar will provide basic information about brain anatomy and brain injury, including causes, treatment approaches, and survivor and caregiver needs.

An Introduction to Neuropharmacology and Brain Injury

Presented by: Dr. Greg O’Shanick
Medical Director
Center for Neurorehabilitation Services in Richmond, VA

This webinar explores the rationale underlying the use of centrally acting medications in individuals following a brain injury. You will learn the roles of neurotransmitters, hormones and cofactors with specific attention to those that influence behavior cognition. The webinar will also explore strategies for medication trials, misuse of these agents and learn about tolerance difficulties and common medication side effects.

Sports Concussions, What You Need to Know

Presented by: Donna K. Broshek, Ph.D., Co- Director, Brain Injury & Sports Concussion (BISC) Institute, University of Virginia Dr. Shane Caswell, Professor, Co-Director, Sports Medicine Assessment Research and Testing (S.M.A.R.T.) Laboratory, George Mason University Dr. Howard Goodkin, University of Virginia, Pediatric Neurologist/BISC Institute

Concussions are traumatic brain injuries that can occur from a mild to severe blow to the head. Concussions can occur from any sport or recreational activity from high school football to elementary school students colliding on the playground. Parents, teachers, school nurses, athletic trainers and pediatricians need to be able to recognize symptoms and direct athletes and their families to the proper care and treatment.

Neurobehavioral Complications of TBI: Behavior Support Approaches

Presented by: Gordon J. Horn, PhD
National Deputy Director, Analytics & Outcomes

This webinar identifies challenges and risk factors with neurobehavioral conditions. Viewers will be able to understand complexity of behavior and a basic understanding of outcomes when neurobehavioral impairment exists.

Concussion 101: Do's and Don'ts for Brain Health

Presented by: Dr. Alison Alford
Pediatric Headache Center

This webinar details the diagnosis of a concussion including the common signs and symptoms, as well as the warning signs for which to monitor. Dr. Alford also discusses acute treatments, therapies and some emerging concepts for newer treatments currently being tried in concussion sufferers.