Community Based Rehab-Solutions
Empowering Local People
Equipping local support people in rural communties with the skills needed to work with, & engage individuals who have mental health, cognitive and physical challenges to live meaningful & productive lives.
CBR-Solutions- Auto Insurance
If you are a lawyer, insurance adjustor, case manager and/or other rehabilitation professional who has a client that was involved in a motor vehicle accident, but is living in a rural remote area, has moved to a different country and/or repatriated to their home country with little access to care - this service option is ideal for you.
CBR-Solutions will complete a comprehensive review of the client file, develop an on-site program with rationale for funding that outlines methods for addressing attendant care, rehab coaching, housing and all other aspects of a client’s rehabilitation needs.
Following the initial set-up, a 5-day in-person, on-site training program will be completed, providing tailored teaching to specific individuals looking for skills to assist a client in their recovery post trauma (i.e., cognitive, emotional, physical etc). The program is customized to each individual community and consideration is given to language, culture, spiritual and religious practices.
Following the program, the trainee's will have the practical and theoretical knowledge to enable them to work with, and help the client and other's in their community struggling with mental health, cognitive and/or physical trauma. They will understand the importance of meaning, function and community re-integration and will have acquired the practical skills necessary to begin working as a rehab coach.
During this 5-day rehab coach training program, the attendant care provider will be provided with education to assist them in their duties. Additionally, a form 1 report, review of housing and a rehabilitation schedule will be completed that meets the client's needs. This schedule may include rehabilitation coaches and other appointments with local professionals (e.g., physiotherapy, nutrition, psychology, personal trainer, vocational counselor etc).
Following the on-site training, the coaches will have access to the manual and a drive of downloadable working templates. Additionally, follow up supportive supervision with registered health professionals will be provided.
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CBR-Solutions - Global Organizations
If you are in veteran affairs, a charitable organization, a government agency, a leader of the Six Nations Community, and would like to fund the empowerment of a local community - this training program might be best suited for you.
CBR-Training offers a 5-day in-person, on-site training program and supporting manual, which provides tailored teaching to those looking for skills to assist individuals in their recovery post trauma (i.e., cognitive, emotional, physical etc). The program is customized to each individual community. Consideration is given to language, culture, spiritual and religious practices.
After taking this training, a participant would have the practical and theoretical knowledge to enable them to work with, and help people in their community struggling with mental health, cognitive and/or physical trauma. They will understand the importance of meaning, function and community re-integration and acquire practical skills necessary to begin working as a rehab coach. In addition to the training and manual, they will have access to a drive of downloadable working templates and follow up supportive coaching/supervision with registered health professionals.
CBR-Solutions was founded by Simone Friedman, Speech-Language Pathologist and Natalie Kalymon, Occupational Therapist.
Our story began over 24 years ago when Natalie completed her graduate school thesis on the World Health Organization's (WHO) Community Based Rehab (CBR), and Simone completed her thesis on the WHO’s, International Classification of Functioning and Disability (ICF). Both WHO models shine a light on the importance of providing functional, meaningful therapy to clients within the cultures and communities within which they lived.
To follow this model, Natalie and Simone created a training manual that provide the necessary skills to local support people in rural communities. These skills can then be used to work with and engage individuals who have mental health, cognitive and physical challenges to live meaningful and productive lives. ical challenges to live meaningful & productive lives.