The Brain Injury ECHO for individuals with brain injury and family members is a free virtual learning environment in which a panel (i.e. hub) of Advocates and Providers share their knowledge through presentations and Q&A sessions.
What happens during sessions?
The first half of each ECHO session has a presentation on brain injury topics (e.g. accommodations, therapies, anxiety & coping skills after brain injury).
The second half is for your questions. You can submit a Key Question in advance, such as a current concern or experience you/your family member is having. You present this question to the group during the session and then both participants and the hub team have the opportunity to thoroughly participate in the discussion and offer recommendations. If no Key Question has been submitted then the floor is open for all participants to ask any questions they may have.
Who is on the panel?
Our rotating hub panel includes individuals with brain injury, family members, a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Long Term Care Ombudsman, a Case Manager, and Certified Brain Injury Specialists.
There will be 8 sessions in 2022 held every 3 weeks on Tuesdays at 2pm to 3:30pm (Alaska time) from January 11th to June 7th.
Please note, sessions are recorded. Afterwards the presentation portion is made available to individuals who have registered on this ECHO. The key questions section is not shared out.
We ask that attendees adhere to the following group guidelines and by registering for the ECHO you agree to the following:
• Only share what you are comfortable sharing. Share your experiences and not the experiences of others.
• What is discussed during key questions is not shared or discussed with others outside of this ECHO.
• Keep questions and comments on topic.
• Be considerate of others.
• Use language that is respectful.