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Information on Blast injury and PTSD for veterans and caregivers

Information on Blast injury and PTSD for veterans and caregivers

Information on PTSD, blast injury, and brain injury for military

PTSD, blast injury and brain injury are the signature wounds of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan due to the high number of military service members injured in blasts caused by improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and rocket propelled grenades.

Concussion or mild brain injury and PTSD are common diagnoses among military service members and veterans.  The survival rate of service members with moderate and severe brain injuries is very high due to the advanced medical trauma care being delivered on the battlefield and emergency transport to trauma centers.

These books help service members, military veterans, families and caregivers understand the causes, symptoms, treatment, rehabilitation, and recovery process for PTSD, blast injuries, mild brain injury and post traumatic stress disorder.

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Caregiving on the Homefront: The War at Home

Women caring for spouses injured in combat face a new war on the homefront as service member and veterans return home with PTSD or TBI. This booklet describes the effects of caregiving on marriages and children with suggestions for recognizing compassion fatigue, grieving losses, managing stress, and developing coping skills.
Item: CHFW
Price: $7.50
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Pocket Tips for Caregivers

A pocket guide for caregivers gives suggestions and strategies for coping with the stress, responsibilities and demands of caregiving. Section I covers Taking Care of the Caregiver and Section II has tips for helping with cognitive, emotional and behavioral changes. Wives and other women caring for wounded service members and veterans will find this especially helpful.

Item: PTCA
Price: $7.50
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Living with Blast Injuries, PTSD and TBI

Designed as an information and reference book for veterans, caregivers and families, this special collection of articles has practical tips and strategies that address issues commonly experienced by injured veterans with PTSD, concussion or TBI. Sections include articles on brain trauma, concussion or mild brain injury, post-traumatic stress disorder, intimacy and sex, caregiving, emotions, behavior, cognition, memory, school and work.

Item: LBITP
Price: $35.00
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Tool Kit for Veterans and Caregivers on TBI and PTSD: 3 Books on Wounds of War

When a loved one is wounded, many caregivers struggle to cope with the effects of a brain injury and/or PTSD on family members, especially spouses and children living at home. This special tool kit has information on the symptoms of concussion, blast injury, post-traumatic stress disorder, post-traumatic headaches, substance abuse and suicide risk. They also discuss the stresses and rewards of caregiving, give tips on communicating with children, managing behavior, controlling anger, improving sleep. Special attention is given to signs of secondary traumatic stress among family members and caregivers and the importance of recognizing symptoms of compassion fatigue. This practical set of books is a valuable resource for any family touched by the wounds of war.
Item: VETCARE
Price: $45.00
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Explaining Brain Injury, Blast Injury and PTSD to Children and Teens

When a parent is injured, sons and daughters often feel confused, scared, anxious and angry. This guide helps parents explain the physical, cognitive, behavioral, social and communicative changes that can follow a brain injury, blast injury or PTSD. Using examples from children of all ages, it helps them understand their emotional reactions to a parent’s injury or PTSD. Each chapter has an exercise for children and practical tips for children, parents and professionals.

Read an interview with Marilyn Lash on why she wrote this book.

Explaining Brain Injury is also available as an eBook click here .

Item: EBIB
Price: $25.00
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My Parent Has a Brain Injury

A parent's brain injury can change a child's world. This book helps sons and daughters understand the physical, cognitive and emotional changes in a parent after an acquired brain injury due to trauma, stroke, tumor, disease or anoxia. It gives information about the brain that is clear and easily understood among elementary, middle and high school age children. Most importantly, it helps sons and daughters understand how and why their relationship with their injured parent has changed. Filled with quotes and exercises, children share their personal feelings about living with a parent who has a brain injury and what life is like at home. This honest and insightful book with colorful graphics is an essential tool to help children cope.
Item: MPBI
Price: $20.00
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Daddy’s Home

As service members and veterans return home from combat and have symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD, their young children are often confused by a parent's actions and behavior. The initial excitement of having Daddy home (or Mommy) can change as children adjust to new routines. A parent's nightmares, short tempers, flashbacks, and avoidance can frighten and confuse children. PTSD can change a parent and this can be scary and upsetting for young children. This picture story book helps small children understand PTSD and gives reassurance of a parent's love. Highly recommended for families with young children whose parent has come home from Iraq or Afghanistan
Item: Daddy
Price: $17.50
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Our Daddy is Invincible

Traumatic brain injury can result in confusing and frightening changes in a parent. Children already under the stress of a parent’s deployment face new fears when a mother or father is injured. This story book helps children understand the wounds of war and their emotions and reactions to the physical, emotional, cognitive and behavioral changes in their mother or father. Based on the author’s experience with her children when their father sustained a traumatic brain injury in Iraq, the powerful illustrations help children understand and cope with their fears, questions and hopes for the future.
Item: ODIN
Price: $17.00
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PTSD Workbook

This practical workbook covers the symptoms and consequences of post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD after a blast injury, concussion or more severe brain injury. Useful exercises and checklists have tips and strategies for civilians and service members on coping and reducing stress and PTSD symptoms. It describes the physical and emotional symptoms and impact of PTSD on survivors of trauma and their families. Exercises help users understand and lessen the impact of PTSD on their daily lives and become more productive.

Item: PTWB
Price: $22.00
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The Post Traumatic Insomnia Workbook; A Step-by-Step Program for Overcoming Sleep Problems after Trauma

Difficulty with sleep and night terrors is common among service members and veterans with post traumatic stress disorders or PTSD. Sleep disorders are also common after a traumatic brain injury. This workbook helps survivors and veterans cope with sleep problems. It will help them understand what's keeping them awake at night and has tips on how to improve sleep and deal with trauma-related nightmares. Relaxation techniques for calming the body and mind before bed are described along with strategies for de-stressing the bedroom to create a safe space for sleep.
Item: PTIW
Price: $15.00
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