The Brain Injury Alliance of Nebraska (BIA-NE) is excited to announce the launch of its Peer Mentorship Program. Modeled and adapted from a successful program by the Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado, the program connects people who have experienced a brain injury with others who have gone through similar situations in a one-on-one mentoring relationship.
In the orientation, individuals will learn about the program, receive answers to questions and provide information about their goals, needs and why they are interested in being mentored. Once the Program Coordinator understands the individual’s situation, she will work to match the participant with a mentor who can relate to them on a similar level – someone who may have had a similar injury or similar symptoms after their injury and can act as peer support. Upon connecting with a mentor, participants will get to know each other, set goals, set expectations and how often to meet. BIA-NE expects most mentor relationships to last up to six months to a year to meet the goals set in the beginning. Individuals interested in the program can learn more at: www.biane.org/events/peer-mentorship-program.html.
The Brain Injury Alliance of Nebraska was founded in 2009 to create better futures for all Nebraskans through brain injury prevention, education, advocacy and support. For more information, contact Executive Director Peggy Reisher, MSW, at email@example.com or (402) 890-0606.