Brookhaven has a busy Spring calendar full of exciting opportunities for outreach and community education in the next few months to follow. On April 4th- 6th, Brookhaven Hospital’s CEO, Rolf B. Gainer, Ph.D., spoke at the National Association of Social Workers- Arkansas Chapter Annual Conference on the topic of “The Double Whammy: Living with a Brain Injury and a Psychiatric Disorder” in Hot Springs, AR where his presentation was very well received. Click here for a copy of his PowerPoint presentation. One week later in Brookhaven’s new Annex Building, Brookhaven Hospital teamed up with Cleveland Area Hospital and Dayspring Behavioral Health Services to co-host the Case Management Society of America- Eastern Oklahoma Chapter monthly meeting, where Mary F. Hardy, LPC, LADC with LIFE Senior Services spoke on “Tulsa Aging & Behavioral Health”. That following weekend on April 14th in Frisco, Texas, Community Education Coordinator, Sarah McGee, had a booth exhibiting at the National Eating Disorders Association Walk, where she had the opportunity to participate with thousands of other registrants to walk the Frisco Commons Park and show her appreciation for the cause. On April 20th, Sarah McGee and Johnathan Hines, Renewal Christian Care Outreach Coordinator, had the opportunity as board members to exhibit at the one day event of Caring for Your Congregation hosted by University Village in Tulsa, OK. The conference educated both the public and church clergy on how to detect signs of mental health struggles in congregants and how to handle crisis situations. On April 28th, heading North, Sarah McGee, exhibited at the Brain Injury Association of Missouri’s Family and Survivor Seminar in Kansas City, where she had the privilege of meeting both survivors of brain injury and the blessed individuals that are caretakers of these amazing individuals.
The following are future events for the Spring of 2012 that we would love to extend an invitation and encourage you to participate to be educated on all of the amazing opportunities and developments in the field of mental health and traumatic brain injury- we hope to see you there.
May 4th Military Family Listening Conference at Crossing Community Center in Oklahoma City, OK.
May 8th Case Management Society of America- Eastern Oklahoma Chapter at Tulsa Southern Hills Marriott.
May 9th Case Management Society of America- Kansas City Chapter at The Ritz Charles in Overland Park, KS.
May 10-11th Rolf B. Gainer, Ph.D. will be presenting “Expectations & Realities: Lifespan Issues Following Traumatic Brain Injury” at the Hamilton Convention Center in Ontario, Canada, for the 19th Annual Conference on Neurobehavioral Rehabilitation in Acquired Brain Injury.
May 17th Rolf B. Gainer, Ph.D. will be presenting “The Double Whammy” for the Case Management Society of America- Oklahoma Chapter monthly meeting at The Sportsman Club in Oklahoma City.