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As a contracted provider with Texas Children's Health Plan, we invite you to join us at events throughout the year and have an opportunity to learn about health plan and health-care changes and updates, as well as various other topics and educational opportunities.

 

2021 Texas Brain Injury Conference and Webinar Series

In recognition of Brain Injury Awareness Month in March, the Texas Brain Injury Programs at the Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) will offer a FREE virtual webinar series.

The theme is "Bridging Silos: Connecting Systems of Care with a Person-Centered Approach."

March 3, 12–1 p.m. Central Time
Introduction of Person-Centered Thinking Principles and Brain Injury, registration link

Anastasia Edmonston, MS, CRC, traumatic brain injury partner project coordinator, Maryland Behavioral Health Administration

Learning objectives
Upon completion of this event, participants should be able to:

  • Name and describe core person-centered thinking principles (e.g., Important To and Important For)
  • Engage others in person-centered planning and practices through a brain injury-informed lens.
  • Identify tools and strategies for person centered and brain injury informed practices

March 10, 12–1 p.m. Central Time
Co-occurring Disorders: Substance Use and Brain Injury, registration link

Edith King, MA, LPC, Special Projects, Substance Intervention and Treatment Programs, Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC)

Brad Fitzwater, MD, substance use medical director, HHSC

Learning objective
Upon completion of this event, participants should be able to:

  • Use person-centered planning, a wraparound approach and trauma-informed care to identify and treat people with co-occurring brain injury and substance use disorders

March 17, 12–1 p.m. Central Time
Brain Injury Among the Veteran Population, registration link

Richard W. Seim, PhD, director, Veterans Integrated Service Network 17 Center of Excellence for Research on Returning War Veterans, Central Texas Veterans Health Care System

Learning objective
Upon completion of this event, participants should be able to:

  • Use person-centered planning, a wraparound approach and trauma-informed care to identify and treat veterans with brain injury

March 24, 12–1 p.m. Central Time
Correlations with Domestic Violence and Brain Injury, registration link

Megan Bermea, MPA, interim director, Office of Family Services, HHSC

Abeer Monem, director of Housing and Innovative Services, Harris County Domestic Violence Coordinating Council

Joshua Brown, LCSW, BCN, chief programs officer, Fort Bend Women’s Center

Learning objective
Upon completion of this event, participants should be able to:

  • Use person-centered planning, a wraparound approach and trauma-informed care to identify and treat people in domestic violence shelters that may have a brain injury

March 31, 12–1 p.m. Central Time
Bridging the Silos — National and State Initiatives, registration link

Rebeccah Wolfkiel, MPP, executive director, National Association of State Head Injury Administrators

Christine Medeiros, LPC, NCC, Brain Injury Programs manager, HHSC

Learning objective
Upon completion of this event, participants should be able to:

  • Use person-centered planning, a wraparound approach and trauma-informed care in recognizing and treating brain injury and bridge the silos between systems of care

The Texas Department of State Health Services, Continuing Education Service, provides continuing education credit/contact hours for this event.

For more information: https://www.tmhp.com/news/2021-02-10-register-now-2021-texas-brain-injury-webinar-series