August 7, 2024 8:15 PM to 9:15 PM

Join our information session and supportive discussion for families whose child is living with a brain injury (including but not limited to TBI, stroke, concussion). The conversation is primarily guided by family concerns and questions. Come and connect with other families who are walking this path.

This group is facilitated by several clinicians:

– Dr. Bethany Johnson-Kerner, MD, PhD, is a child neurologist and program director of the Pediatric Neurorecovery program at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Johnson-Kerner’s research and creative efforts focus on improving support systems for families after brain injury.
– Dr. Talin Babikian, PhD, has a clinical practice and studies how neurodevelopmental diversity or injuries to the brain during development impact learning and social-emotional development.  She also focuses on environmental factors and interventions that help facilitate recovery and resilience.  She is a Board Certified Clinical Neuropsychologist and Associate Director of the UCLA BrainSPORT program, a multi-disciplinary center that offers clinical care, research, education and community outreach in traumatic brain injury.
– Dr. Rachel Pearson, MD, is the Director of Brain Injury Medicine at Children’s Hospital Orange County. Her research aims to better understand changes in the autonomic or “fight-or-flight” nervous system after brain injury. She also is involved in research in pediatric stroke.
– Dr. Daniel Ignacio, PhD, focuses on supporting survivors and families impacted by brain injury. He approaches rehabilitation from a systemic perspective, ranging from state-level policy to county-level community resources to individual-level psychosocial interventions. Dr. Ignacio serves as a clinical neuropsychology fellow for UCLA’s BrainSPORT program, a licensed therapist for St. Jude’s Brain Injury Network, and vice chairman of the TBI Advisory Board for the California Department of Rehabilitation.

This series is a partnership between TASK, PHP and UCSF.


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