Building social connections for people with brain injury
BOOK NOW. The amazing Professor Jacinta Douglas is coming to town!
Social isolation and loneliness are frequent problems for people with acquired brain injury (ABI). Problems with social connection can arise from a range of impairments including cognitive, especially executive function deficits, communication problems, social disinhibition, and problems with anxiety and depression as well as from a lack of community knowledge and understanding of brain injury and its consequences. Although the problem of social isolation following ABI is well documented, attempts to develop effective interventions to improve community connection for adults with ABI have seen relatively little success. This workshop covers information on the latest research with the key objectives of increasing social activity, increasing social functioning (skills and behaviours) and supporting people to develop and maintain satisfying social relationships in the community. The workshop is open to all people involved in supporting those with brain injury: health professionals, care providers, disability advocates, family and friend of people with brain injury, and ACC case managers.
Early-bird registration - before 7 December 2019
After 7 December 2019:
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