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REGISTER NOW: 2021 Texas Brain Injury Webinar Series

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In recognition of Brain Injury Awareness Month in March, the Texas Brain Injury Programs at the Health and Human Services Commission will offer a FREE virtual 2021 Texas Brain Injury Conference and Webinar Series. The theme is "Bridging Silos: Connecting Systems of Care with a Person-Centered Approach."

Below is the webinar agenda, including speaker information. Click on the respective link to register for each session. (Conference agenda will be available soon.)

March 3, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Central Time
Introduction of Person-Centered Thinking Principles and Brain Injury

  • 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, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Central Time
Co-occurring Disorders: Substance Use and Brain Injury

  • 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, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Central Time
Brain Injury Among the Veteran Population

  • 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, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Central Time
Correlations with Domestic Violence and Brain Injury

  • 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, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Central Time
Bridging the Silos — National and State Initiatives

  • 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.

Continuing education credit/contact hours for this event are provided by The Texas Department of State Health Services, Continuing Education Service and include the following:

Continuing Medical Education:

The Texas Department of State Health Services, Continuing Education Service is accredited by the Texas Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Texas Department of State Health Services, Continuing Education Service designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Nursing Education:

The Texas Department of State Health Services, Continuing Education Service is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

The Texas Department of State Health Services, Continuing Education Service has awarded 1 contact hour(s) of Continuing Nursing Education.

Social Workers:

The Texas Department of State Health Services, Continuing Education Service under sponsor number CS3065 has been approved by the Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners (https://dshs.texas.gov/socialwork) to offer continuing education contact hours to social workers. The approved status of The Texas Department of State Health Services, Continuing Education Service expires annually on December 31. The Texas Department of State Health Services, Continuing Education Service has awarded 1 contact hour(s) of Continuing Social Work Education.

Certified in Public Health

On 10/18/2017 the Texas Department of State Health Services, Continuing Education Service was awarded multi-event provider status (ID #1360) by the National Board of Public Health Examiners to award CPH continuing education credits. This activity has been awarded 1 credit.

Certified Health Education Specialists:

Sponsored by The Texas Department of State Health Services, Continuing Education Service, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES®) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES®) to receive up to 1 total Category I contact education contact hour. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours available are 0. Continuing Competency credits available are 0. Provider ID# 98017

Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselors:

Provider (Texas Department of State Health Services, Continuing Education Service) approved by the TCBAP Standards Committee, Provider Number 2026-18, 1 hour general and 0 hours clinical supervision. Expires annually on August 31. Complaints about provider or workshop content may be directed to the TCBAP Standards Committee, 402 Ranch Road 620 S., Ste. 210, Austin, Texas 78734, Fax No. 888-506-8123.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists:

The Texas Department of State Health Services, Continuing Education Service is considered a sponsor of continuing education for Licensed Professional Counselors according to the Texas Administrative Code, Title 22, Part 35, Chapter 801, Subchapter K, Rule §801.264 effective May 26, 2019, concerning continuing education sponsors. The Texas Department of State Health Services, Continuing Education Service has awarded 1 contact hour(s) for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists.

Licensed Professional Counselors:

The Texas Department of State Health Services, Continuing Education Service is considered a sponsor of continuing education for Licensed Professional Counselors according to the Texas Administrative Code, Title 22, Part 30, Chapter 681, Subchapter J, Rule § §681.142. The Texas Department of State Health Services, Continuing Education Service has awarded 1 contact hour of Continuing Education.

Licensed Psychologists:

The Texas Department of State Health Services is authorized by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists as a (c)(2)(A) provider of professional development hours for licensed psychologists. Per the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists Act and Rules, at least half (10) of the required 20 hours of professional development must be obtained by a provider listed in section (c)(2)(A). The Texas Department of State Health Services, Continuing Education Service has awarded 1 contact hour(s) for Licensed Psychologists.

Licensed Nursing Facility Administrators:

The Texas Department of State Health Services, Continuing Education Service is approved to provide Licensed Nursing Facility Administrator (LNFA) continuing education credit under Texas Administrative Code, TAC rule (26 TAC 555.35). The Texas Department of State Health Services, Continuing Education Service has awarded 1 contact hour(s) of Continuing Education.

Certificate of Attendance:

The Texas Department of State Health Services, Continuing Education Service has designated 1 hour(s) for attendance.