The International Social Work Group for Acquired Brain Injury (INSWABI)
Through international collaboration, to advance the social work contribution to the field of acquired brain injury (ABI), for the benefit of people with ABI, their families, significant others and broader support networks.
The network will aim to fulfil this mission by means of (i) information exchange, (ii) development, (iii) support, (iv) advocacy (v) innovation, and (vi) education among social workers with an interest in ABI.
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Members of INSWABI reunited at the 7th International Conference on Social Work in Health and Mental Health - Pathways to Client Centred Care in June 2013 at the University of Southern California, USA. There were eleven presentations in the brain injury stream, some of which can be viewed below. Just click on the links of each title to download the powerpoint presentations.
Andy Mantell and Patti Simonson were awarded grants by BISWG to attend and you can read their report of the conference and view Andy's presentation and Patti's presentation here.
Promoting the inclusion of indigenous clients with Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) in rehabilitation settings: A model for working with Maori in New Zealand (NZ). Authors: Te Miria James-Hohaia (Maori Service Manager) and Emma Weeks (Social Worker)
Metric Tools of the Trade: Using Self-assessment Data to Complement Social Work Assessment and Intervention. Authors: Jane Stretton MSW,RSW and Cathie Percival MSW,RSW
Improving The ABI Transition Experience Hospital to Home/Community. Author: Elly Nadorp, MSW.,RSW
MBCT with TBI Groups. A practitioner’s journey through training and practice with TBI patient groups. Author: Elly Nadorp, MSW.,RSW