Support Groups  

The purpose of a support group is to learn more about brain injury and available services by meeting with others who are facing or have faced similar challenges. The essential elements of a support group are:

  • Gather information
  • Share common needs and strengths
  • Provide a place to meet new friends and find new connections in the community
  • Provide an opportunity to give and receive support

 For brain injury (whether caused by trauma to the head, stroke, illness or tumor) survivors – and their family/support system

There is no charge to attend any of our programs

 

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Grupos de Apoyo para Sobrevivientes de Trauma Cerebral, los familiars y amistades

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El proposito de un grupo de apoyo es para aprender mas acerca de lesions cerebrales y los servicios disponibles por el encuentro con otras personas que se han enfrentado retos similares. Los elementos esenciales de un grupo de apoyo son:

  • Recopilar informacion
  • Compartir necesidades y fortalezas
  • Proporcionar un lugar para conocer nuevos amigos y encontrar nuevas conexiones en la comunidad
  • Proporcionar un lugar seguro para encontrar valor y tomar riesgos
  • Proporcionar una opurtunidad para socializar
  • Proveer un ambiente donde las opiniones positivas y negativas se puede expresar sin ser juzgados

Todos nuestros programas son Gratis y estan abiertos a los sobrevivientes de un trauma cerebral (sera por:  traumatismo en la cabeza, accidente cerebrovascular, enfermedad o un tumor), los familiars y amistades.

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Support Groups

Camarillo (English) – 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month, 4:00pm – 5:30pm, Camarillo Health Care District, at 3639 E. Las Posas Road, Building E, Camarillo

Facilitator: Lisa J. Hayden, Psy.D.

Ventura (English) – 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month, 4:00pm – 5:30pm at the Bible Fellowship Church, 6950 Ralston, Building 300, Ventura

Facilitator: Lisa J. Hayden, Psy.D.

Oxnard (English) – 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month, 2:00pm – 3:30pm at St. John’s Hospital, 1600 N. Rose Ave., Oxnard

Facilitator: Camilla Seippel, Psy.D. Candidate

Oxnard (Español) – 1er y 3er Miercoles de cada mes, 14:00 – 15:30 en la St. John’s Hospital, 1600 N. Rose Ave., Oxnard

Facilitadora: Camilla Seippel, Psy.D. Candidate

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            Social Gathering for Brain Injury Survivors

 A different activity each month- an opportunity to have some fun! Please join us!

Call 805/482-1312 for more information.

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Individual Support Services

One hour session for brain injury survivors with the intention of offering one-on-one support to promote physical and emotional health and well being and assisting with:

  • Goal Setting
  • Identifying Needs
  • Communication Skills
  • Community Reintegration
  • Resource Connections
  • Anger Management
  • Social Skills Development
  • Counseling

Appointments are required for Individual Support Services and are made at the discretion of our Program Director

Call BIC (805) 482-1312

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Social Skills Training

Paid and Unpaid Community Involvement Opportunities

For Adults with Brain Injuries

Facilitated by Camilla Seippel and Whillma Quenicka

12 Week Class

Space is limited to 8 people per class. Must be able to attend all 12 classes.

Contact Lisa Hayden at (805)482-1312 to register or for more information.

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Problem Solving

Learn the Seven Steps to Solving Problems

For Adults with Brain Injuries

Facilitated by Robert Duff

12 Week Class

Contact Lisa Hayden at (805)482-1312 to register or for more information.

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TeleREACH

Evidence-based program to provide telephone support to Caregivers

Facilitator: Camilla Seippel

A series of 12 phone calls per caregiver to:

  1. Initially assess caregiver issues and areas of concern
  2. Set goals and outcomes
  3. Provide tools for reaching level of success
  4. Monitor progress using phone interviews that monitor on-going client needs and chronic care coordination

Contact Brain Injury Center at (805)482-1312 to register or for more information