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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.
A student with a traumatic brain injury or TBI may have limited awareness of cognitive, social and behavioral difficulties. This can be challenging for educators as the student may resist supports and accommodations. This manual explains how brain trauma can affect self awareness and shows educators how to use awareness activities to help students with brain injuries in middle and high schools.
Developing and implementing compensatory strategies for students with TBI or traumatic brain injury are complicated by multiple teachers and classroom changes in middle and high schools. This manual shows educators how to select a compensatory system, teach students how to use it, and monitor its effectiveness with adolescent students with a consistent plan for all teachers and classes.
Family support after a member has a TBI or traumatic brain injury helps everyone cope. Helping families and survivors find support after brain injury can reduce stress, promote adjustment, reduce isolation, and help recovery. This tip card gives practical tips for creating formal and informal support systems at home and in the community by building friendships, joining support groups, and developing relationships.
The self esteem of a child can change with a TBI or traumatic brain injury. This tip card helps families and educators understand the effects of a brain injury upon a child’s sense of self. It provides suggestions for building a child’s self esteem after the onset of a disability or impairment with a special focus on recognizing the child’s strengths and encouraging independence.
Families become the real “case managers” for services in the community over time, whether is it a son, daughter, parent, sibling, or spouse who has a brain injury. This workbook teaches families how to communicate effectively, set goals and plan for the future, locate and coordinate services, make referrals that get results, advocate for services and funding, and evaluate what’s important.
Every family can use information in this workbook to cut through barriers, find resources, locate services, pull together care plans and build a future.
Workbook for parents of children and youth with acquired brain injury shows how to work more effectively as partners with educators to address the student's special needs for education and support in the classroom. It shows how to apply 6 essential skills used by professional case managers to negotiate educational services for the student. Included with the manual is a CD with over 60 pages of printable worksheets.