Make plans to attend the TBIoptions: Promoting Knowledge web conference at 10:00 a.m. CST on Wednesday, April 17, presented by Debra Sellers, Ph.D.
The conference is a 75-minute webinar that will provide a general understanding of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and available resources for survivors and their families.
A person with TBI (a survivor) may experience physical effects, changes in thinking and communication, and alterations in emotional well-being and behavior. The program will include a series of topics including the “basics” of traumatic brain injury; the impact of TBI on survivors physically, cognitively, emotionally, and behaviorally; the consequences of TBI for survivors in relationships, activities of daily living, and work; and how individuals and communities can support survivors and their families.
Debra M. Sellers, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor and Extension Specialist in Adult Development & Aging, School of Family Studies and Human Services, Kansas State University. Her primary area of interest is adaptive living for people with aging-related limitations or disabilities and their families and caregivers, with an emphasis on supporting functional abilities through access to services and technology. Debra has more than 15 years of experience serving adults with disabilities, older adults, and families in a variety of settings, including long-term care facilities, retirement communities and government agencies. She is a former member of the Kansas Traumatic Brain Injury Advisory Board, was voted as one of her city’s most admired people (Manhattan, KS), and is a volunteer puppy raiser for Canine Companions for Independence®.
No registration is required to join the web conference, simply go to TBIoptions: Promoting Knowledge to attend. The site will provide handouts associated with the presentation and a direct link to join the event.
This post was written by Rachel Brauner of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service-Wounded Warrior Program and is part of a series of Military Caregiving posts published on the Military Families Learning Network blog.