2nd Annual Conference

Understanding Traumatic Brain Injury
Brain Injury: I can explain it to you, I can't understand it for you™
Presented By: The Brain Injury Resource Center of Wisconsin

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Brochure for the Conference

At the Country Springs Hotel in Waukesha, WI
2810 Golf Rd, Pewaukee, WI

8:00-8:45 a.m.
8:45-9:00 a.m.
9:00-10:00 a.m.
Keynote Speaker, Joel Goldstein: Author of "No Stone Unturned"
10:00-10:15 a.m.
10:15-12:15 p.m.
Keynote Speaker, Joel Goldstein: "Coping With The Consequences of Caregiving"
1:15-2:15 p.m.
Nathan D. Glassman, PHD., ABPP: "How a TBI Functionally Impacts a Survivor's Life"
2:15-3:15 p.m.
Kathy Richardson, Transition/Resource Specialist: "Where Do I Go From Here"
3:15-3:30 p.m.
3:30-4:30 p.m.
Attorney Victoria Davis: "Guardianship and Estate Planning for TBI Survivors"
Joel Goldstein: Coping with the Consequences of Caregiving

Joel Goldstein's critically acclaimed book No Stone Unturned: A Father's Memoir of His Son's Encounter with Traumatic Brain Injury, has been embraced by health and rehabilitation professionals, universities, and civilian and military caregivers. He will share the strategies his family used to manage and cope with the consequences of ongoing care-giving while preserving their balance, optimism, resilience and zest for life. The talk will be followed by a lively question and answer session and book signing.

Nathan D. Glassman, PHD., ABPP: Common Problems After Focal Brain Injury

Dr. Nathan Glassman is a psychologist Board Certified in Clinical Psychology in an independent practice: Glassman Neuropsychology Associates, LLC. which is just outside the Milwaukee area. He has specialized in Rehabilitation and Neuropsychology for over 20 years, and has worked with survivours in the entire continuum of brain injury recovery. He also does assessment in forensic cases involving civil actions and criminal cases.

Kathy Richardson, BS Education & Psychology Transition/Resource Specialist: Where Do I Go From Here?

Kathy Richardson shares her personal and professional knowledge of living with brain injury after sustaining a traumatic brain injury from falling backwords down a flight of cement stairs in the summer of 2009. She has worked in special education for over 25 years as a Transition & Resource Specialist: advocating, educating and supporting teens and young adults with special needs. She shares her unique insight to living with brain injury in "Where Do I Go From Here?"

Attorney Victoria Davis: Guardianship and Estate Planning for Traumatic Brain Injury Survivors

Attorney Victoria Davis specializes in disability law and represents clients in the areas of guardianship, special education, children's disability services and special needs planning.

We welcome a visit at our Waukesha, WI location - Home of the BIRCofWI, (featuring our Community Store)!

BIRCofWI Community Store
330 North St, Waukesha, WI 53188
Mailing address is P.O. Box 808, Muskego, WI 53150-0808a
Located on the corner of E. North St (Hwy 18) and Barstow St.

Tuesday and Wednesday 11 am to 6 pm,
Thursday 11 am to 5 pm,
Friday 11 am to 6 pm,
Saturday from 11 am to 3 pm
(cash and check is preferred).

Located on the corner of E. North St (Hwy 18) and Barstow St.

Remember to donate items that no longer fit your lifestyle to our Community Store.
100% of the resale of these items supports our PROGRAMS and SERVICES The ADMINISTRATIVE Hours are
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday
11 am to 4 pm
Phone (262) 770-4882 / Fax (262) 436-1747
email us at Admin@bircofwi.org
What Causes a Brain Injury?

Traumatic Brain Injury:

A traumatic brain injury is caused by a blow or other form of traumatic injury to the head. The degree of damage to the brain will most likely depend on a variety of factors such as the nature of the event and the force of impact.

Injury may include one or more of the following factors:
  • Damage to brain cells may be limited to the area directly below the point of impact on the skull. 
  • A severe blow or jolt can cause multiple points of damage because the brain may move back and forth in the skull. 
  • A severe rotational or spinning jolt can cause the tearing of cellular structures. 
  • A blast, as from an explosive device, can cause widespread damage. 
  • An object penetrating the skull can cause severe, irreparable damage to brain cells, blood vessels and protective tissues around the brain. 
  • Bleeding in or around the brain, swelling, and blood clots can disrupt the oxygen supply to the brain and cause wider damage. 
Common Causes of Traumatic Brain Injury 

Common events causing traumatic brain injury include the following:
  • Falls. Falling out of bed, slipping in the bath, falling down steps, falling from ladders and related falls are the most common cause of traumatic brain injury overall, particularly in older adults and young children. 
  • Vehicle-related collisions. Collisions involving cars, motorcycles or bicycles — and pedestrians involved in such accidents — are a common cause of traumatic brain injury. 
  • Violence. Such as gunshot wounds, domestic violence or child abuse. 
  • Shaken baby syndrome is traumatic brain injury caused by the violent shaking of an infant that damages brain cells. 
  • Sports injuries. Traumatic brain injuries may be caused by injuries from a number of sports, including soccer, boxing, football, baseball, lacrosse, skateboarding, hockey, and other high-impact or extreme sports. 
  • Explosive blasts and other combat injuries. Explosive blasts are a common cause of traumatic brain injury in active-duty military personnel. Although the mechanism of damage isn't well understood, many researchers believe that the pressure wave passing through the brain significantly disrupts brain function. Traumatic brain injury also results from penetrating wounds, severe blows to the head with shrapnel or debris, and falls or bodily collisions with objects following a blast.

Acquired Brain Injury

An acquired brain injury is an injury to the brain that has occurred after birth and is not congenital or degenerative. The injury commonly results in a change in neuronal activity, which affects the physical integrity, the metabolic activity, or the functional ability of the cell. The term does not refer to brain injuries induced by birth trauma

Common Causes of Acquired Brain Injury

Common events causing acquired brain injury include the following:
  • Tumors 
  • Blood Clots 
  • Strokes 
  • Seizures 
  • Toxic Exposures 
  • Infections 
  • Metabolic Disorders 
  • Neurotoxic Poisoning 
  • Lack of oxygen to the brain

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Brain Injury Resource Center Of Wisconsin (ID# 308196)
Drop Off Site:
  • BIRCofWI Community Store which is located at: 330 E. North St, Waukesha, WI