The Brain Injury Association of Missouri (BIA-MO) Survivor and Family Seminar will be held:

Southwest Missouri – Saturday, March 23, 2024
Catherine McAuley Center
Mercy Hospital Springfield
1235 E. Cherokee
Springfield, MO 65804

Western Missouri – Saturday, April 20, 2024
Community Center for Health & Education
Saint Joseph Medical Center
1000 Carondelet Drive
Kansas City, MO 64114

Eastern Missouri – Saturday, November 9, 2024
Marriott St. Louis West
660 Maryville Centre Drive
St. Louis, MO 63141

Please contact BIA-MO at, (800) 444-6443 or (314) 426-4024 for more information and to be added to the Survivor and Family Seminar mailing list.

Sessions 2024

8:15 am – 9:00 am
Brain Injury 101
Pre-seminar session for individuals and families recently impacted by brain injury or years post-injury with unanswered questions.

9:15 am – 10:00 am
Reduce Social Isolation and Loneliness Through Relationships, Work and Purpose
Learn ways to identify and develop positive relationships and opportunities for active living.

10:15 am – 11:00 am Breakout Sessions
Getting Social Security Following Brain Injury
Learn details of Social Security eligibility and how to make it work for you.

Children of Survivors: Coping with Changes and Adapting to New Roles
Discuss changes in family roles when a parent, sibling or friend sustains a brain injury and learn ways to adjust.

11:15 am – 12:00 pm
Managing Anger, Anxiety and Depression Following Brain Injury
Discuss how to manage emotional behaviors by recognizing triggers and controlling responses.

12:45 pm – 1:30 pm
Fun with Cognitive Tasks
Enjoy interactive brain games and resources.

1:45 pm – 2:30 pm
Pushing Through Recovery
Discuss techniques and motivation to overcome challenges and obstacles of life with brain injury.

2:30 pm – 3:15 pm
Let’s Talk
Facilitated discussions to encourage sharing of experiences of life with brain injury. There will be one group for persons with brain injury and one for family and friends.

Learn more about these Sponsors

This project was supported, in part by grant number 90TBSG0061-02-00, from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20201. Grantees undertaking projects under government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official Administration for Community Living policy.

These materials are based upon work supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), United States Department of Agriculture, Under sponsored project number 2022-41590-38128.


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SSM Health St. Clare Hospital 1015 Bowles Avenue, Fenton, MO

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