Rob Williams, Administrator for Lakeview’s Midwest residential programs, Hillside School, and Behavioral Health Clinic will be presenting at this year’s second quadrennial Alaska Brain Injury Conference in Anchorage on April 30-May 2. Rob’s presentation topics include case management services, behavioral treatment in the community, and post-acute neurobehavioral treatment for TBI. Rob will also be representing all of Lakeview’s affiliated programs at the exhibit booth.
The Lake – McHenry County Veterans and Family Services hosted a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Workshop for community service providers who are working with veterans who have sustained a brain injury and their families on Tuesday, March 25th, 2014. Lakeview Wisconsin’s Dr. Cindy Sorenson, Clinical Director for the Lakeview Waterford, WI facility and Behavioral Health Clinics, presented on Brain Injury and Neuropsychological Assessment to over 100 participants. This veterans and brain injury event was sponsored by the Brain Injury Association of Illinois and the Illinois Joining Forces (IJF) program. IJF members provide services and programs to veterans and their families. Additional sessions at the workshop addressed military culture, IEDs, PTSD, TBI 101, Assessment of Brain Injury, Effective Communication Strategies for Professionals Working with Individuals who have Sustained Brain Injury, and a Call to Action. Lakeview proudly serves veterans with brain injury, PTSD and related conditions in rehabilitation, supported living, outpatient and long-term acute care hospital settings (LTAC), and has been a participant in the ‘Assisted Living for Veterans with TBI’ pilot project in WI and NH, as well as managing the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center – Charlottesville, VA model community re-entry program from 2005-2009.
Dr. Tina Trudel, Lakeview President and COO, is serving as the Conference Chair for the Alaska Brain Injury Network’s (ABIN) upcoming conference, assembling a group of local and national brain injury experts to provide a comprehensive program of presentations and continuing education options. On April 30 - May 2, 2014, the North American Brain Injury Society (NABIS) and the ABIN will join together to host the second quadrennial Alaska Brain Injury Conference in Anchorage.
This conference, entitled ‘Shining a Light on Everyday Heroes: Supporting Brain Injury in Your Community’, will have a strong focus on rural and underserved communities. Attendees will benefit from nationally and internationally recognized authorities on the subject of brain injury research, rehabilitation and long-term care.
Lakeview Specialty Hospital & Rehab continues its community education and outreach during Brain Injury Awareness Month. Laurie Rumpf, CRC, Director of the Adult Residential Program in Waterford, WI, presented to families, professionals and paraprofessionals this Saturday March 8th in Rice Lake, Wisconsin. Ms. Rumpf presented at the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International conference addressing the topic, “Understanding & Treating Functional Impacts of Brain Injury and Related Behaviors”. Ms. Rumpf integrated the benefits of therapeutic riding, such as increasing balance & core muscles, as wells as promoting healthy social interpersonal skills. Lakeview programs in both NH and WI offer various non-traditional therapeutic modalities include therapeutic horsemanship and equine facilitated therapies.
Lakeview is pleased to announce that Juliana Knox, MSW, MPH has joined the Lakeview leadership team as National Director of Contracting and Government Relations. Ms. Knox is a seasoned business and program development professional with a longstanding commitment to disenfranchised populations, including persons with brain injury and developmental disabilities. She will be spearheading Lakeview’s contracting and proposal development, and serving as a key contributor to Lakeview’s organic growth, merger/acquisition and strategic development planning. Ms. Knox’s previous positions include Director of Program Development for the Mentor Network (2001-2013) where she previously served as Market/Planning Analyst (1996-1999); Manager of Proposal Development for Civigenics and Spectrum Health Systems (2000-2001); and Manager for Federal and State Initiatives at The Pine Street Inn (1999-2000). Ms. Knox received her Master of Social Work with Clinical Concentration and her Master of Public Health with Concentration in Health Services from Boston University.
Lakeview’s President and Chief Operating Officer, Dr. Tina Trudel, Will be presenting at the International Brain Injury Association Conference to be held in San Francisco, CA, March 19-22. Dr. Trudel will be part of a full day pre-conference workshop focused on the topic of assistive neurotechnology applied to children and adolescents with brain injury and related conditions. This pre-conference workshop is presented by the International Pediatric Brain Injury Society. Other faculty members of this full day specialty presentation include: Drs. Ron Savage and Roberta DePompei of the United States; Dr. Lucia Willadino Braga of Brazil; Dr. Vicki Anderson of Australia; Dr. Enrico Castelli of Italy; and the pre-conference coordinator, Dr. Carol Hawley of the United Kingdom. Dr. Trudel will also be presenting on the post-acute rehabilitation of persons with TBI, including Lakeview’s experience with military veterans and uses of applied technology (with Drs. Brian Greenwald, Mariusz Ziejewski and Debra McMorrow, as part of the North American Brain injury Society [NABIS] Board Presentation), on Friday, March 21 at the IBIA conference.
Recreated from the Carrol County Register - Thursday, February 6, 2014
We are honored to serve individuals with brain injuries and their families. To our program participants and families: We thank you for choosing Lakeview to assist you through your rehabilitation journey and wish you continued success to achieve your hopes and dreams. A brain injury can happen anytime, anywhere, to anyone - it does not discriminate. Over two million Americans sustain a brain injury each year. This month, and every month, we celebrate the accomplishments of those living with brain injury, and seek to do our part to promote brain injury prevention, education, research and access to care.
Scott LaPoint, Neuropsychology Intern at Lakeview NeuroRehabilitation Center, provided an educational presentation on concussion to Effingham Elementary School on 1/18 and Cornerstone Christian Academy on 1/31. The presentation titled “You Forgot Your Helmet” provided both parents and students with injury prevention facts and the signs and symptoms of concussion. Each hour long session focused on the myths surrounding concussions and realities of their potential long term academic and social ramifications. The presentation was both humorous and informative. In addition to the presentation, Mr. LaPoint raffled off several bicycle helmets that were generously donated by the Brain Injury Association of America.
Caroline Feller, Director of Community Relations & Development spent Wednesday February 19, 2014 at Divine Savior Holy Angels High School in Milwaukee. For the past six years, Ms. Feller presents Brain Injury 101 to the Honors Anatomy and Physiology class. The class is comprised of over 70 aspiring juniors and seniors. Ms. Feller highlights basic brain neuro-anatomy, brain-behavior relations, functional implications of a brain injury and family role changes. The students engage in discussions around sports related concussions, adverse effects of alcohol and drug use while driving, and the rehabilitation journey after one sustains an injury. The focus of the visit each year is to increase the awareness of brain injury through reminding the students a brain injury can happen at any time, anywhere and to anyone; a brain injury does not discriminate. Ms. Feller states,” I look forward to this invitation each year to share my passion for brain injury and with the hope to inspire future professionals to enter this rewarding and compelling field”.