On March 17 and 18, over 100 people gathered virtually to attend the 2022 Nebraska Brain Injury Conference hosted by the Brain Injury Alliance of Nebraska. The day-and-a-half conference brought together brain injury professionals, caregivers, and individuals with brain injuries to learn about current topics in the field of brain injury and connect with one another.
Learning is difficult when a person’s brain isn’t feeling right, making teaching, an already challenging job for teachers, all the more difficult. Without accommodations, it can be difficult for students affected by COVID-19 or concussion symptoms to return to their normal learning activities. Thankfully, there is a tool available to aid teachers in implementing a plan to help students return to the classroom after COVID-19 or a concussion.
The 2022 Nebraska Brain Injury Conference is a unique opportunity for brain injury professionals and members of the brain injury community to connect with one another, and learn about relevant topics in the field of brain injury, and be inspired by stories from the brain injury community.
Learn about the benefits of Resource Facilitation and our resource facilitators' goals for serving the brain injury community in Western Nebraska.
In a 2018 survey, 50 percent of Nebraska teachers responded that they did not know how to manage concussions in the classroom and the same percentage noticed an academic decline from students after sustaining a concussion or head injury. To help with this challenge, the Brain Injury Alliance of Nebraska (BIA–NE) along with the Nebraska Concussion Coalition, a multi-agency body that implements action-oriented steps to improve concussion awareness and outcomes, is providing a free statewide subscription for Nebraska educators to ‘Get Schooled on Concussions’ and ‘TACT’ (Teacher Acute Concussion Tool).
After receiving the first year of funding from the Brain Injury Trust Fund, the Brain Injury Alliance of Nebraska has grown its statewide Resource Facilitation program from one full-time and one part-time resource facilitator to five full-time resource facilitators.