Brain Injury Australia, in conjunction with Monash University, Domestic Violence Victoria, No to Violence, and the Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, launched a landmark report, revealing the links between family violence and acquired brain injuries, among victims and perpetrators. Launched by 2015 Australian of the Year and long-time family violence advocate Rosie Batty at the Melbourne Town Hall and featuring leading experts in the field. WARNING: GRAPHIC AND DISTURBING CONTENT RELATING TO FAMILY VIOLENCE AND BRAIN INJURIES.
Mild traumatic brain injury, particularly that associated with contact sports and military service, has gained public awareness as a health concern. This roundtable explores the complex issue of concussions from diagnosis to long-term consequences. Click on the icons in the image to navigate through the video series.
A recent forum on The NDIS for People with brain injury: ensuring choice and control hosted by Brain Injury Australia and the Centre for Disability Research and Policy (CDRP), in association with Royal Rehab and attended by people with a brain injury, families, carers, service providers, researchers and policy makers.
Brain Injury Australia, in association with Sydney's Royal Rehab, held a National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Forum with David Bowen, the CEO of the National Disability Insurance Agency, at Royal Rehab, on 28 April, 2015.
Over100 consumers, family members, carers, clinicians, allied health professionals, policy makers and researchers from New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, South and Western Australia, including representatives from the NSW Lifetime Care and Support Authority, Victoria's Transport Accident Commission and the universities of Sydney, La Trobe, Flinders, and Macquarie, got a rare opportunity to raise questions about the design and implementation of the NDIS for the over 700,000 Australians with a brain injury.
Dr. Tim Feeney, one of the world’s leading practitioners of Positive Behaviour Support (PBS), speaks at the Best Behaviors Workshop (http://tinyurl.com/zh7l4uk) on Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and “challenging behaviours”, held by Brain Injury Australia, in association with Monash University’s Institute for Safety, Compensation and Recovery Research, the Lifetime Care and Support Authority of NSW, and Royal Rehab, on 20th October, 2015.
PBS is a comprehensive set of research-based strategies used to decrease “challenging behaviours” from an understanding of behaviour patterns, making changes in the person’s environment (to eliminate the triggers for such behaviours) and teaching prosocial skills.
The workshop also included a progress report on the world’s first controlled trial of PBS in community-based adults with TBI, to be conducted in Victoria, and led by Tim Feeney and Jennie Ponsford, Professor of Neuropsychology at Monash University.