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Brain Injury and Family Issues

Brain injury raises new family issues as life changes

These books on brain injury and family issues offer information and support for a parent, spouse, grandparent, sibling, son or daughter. A brain injury affects all members of the family. There are books with information for coping with the immediate and long-term effects of a traumatic brain injury (TBI).


Living Life Fully after Brain Injury: A workbook for survivors, families and caregivers

Editors Robert Fraser, Ph.D., Kurt L. Johnson, Ph.D., CRC, and Kathleen Bell, M.D. , along with a impressive group of co-authors have compiled an impressive and practical workbook on the long journey of brain injury. Whether you are a civilian or veteran who has survived a brain injury, a family member or caregiver, a clinician, advocate, or direct care staff, you will find this workbook is a valuable resource and tool for living a full life after brain injury. It pulls together…

· Scientific information from evidence based research

· Range of topics from coma to living in the community

· Compelling personal vignettes to illustrate content

· Tools for personal assessment and practical strategies

· CD with worksheets for personal and professional use.

This is the publication that has been missing up to now in the field of acquired brain injury. With chapters by 19 national experts on brain injury, it is informative at a “cutting edge” level but presented in a format and writing style that is empowering and clear for individuals and families. A CD contains 46 worksheets that can be printed and used by survivors, families and clinicians.

Read an interview with author Richard Fraser.

Item: LVLF
Price: $35.00

When Your Child is Seriously Injured: The emotional impact on families

The early days and weeks after a child has a traumatic brain injury are very stressful for parents and families. This booklet on the emotional trauma of families is based on experiences and suggestions of families with children who have brain, spinal cord or other traumatic injuries. It includes tips for coping with the hospital stay, understanding the meaning of loss, helping sibilings, getting hlep and preparing for the child's discharge from the hospital. It is ideal for families with a child in the intensive care unit (ICU), pediatric hospital or trauma unit.
Item: WYCS
Price: $10.00

Supporting Survivors and Caregivers after Brain Injury: A program for psychosocial support

This workbook approaches Acquired Traumatic Brain Injury holistically because it affects every member of the family and any caregiver and/or therapist working with the individual. The unique method presented in the manual provides the means to develop skills, activities and other tools that promote the survivor regaining control over personal lifestyle. It focuses on how to support the survivior living at home, in a residential program, in a nursing home, or in an assisted living facility. The SABI Method provides insight into the change the brain has experienced, the changes in social networks, the perspective change, looking at life in a new way, and maximizing the survivor's quality of life.

It helps caregivers address the questions of:

  • How can I help the person with a brain injury sort out his life again?
  • What does she hope to achieve in the future and are her goals realistic?
  • How do I talk about these things with him?
  • How can I help care for her without taking over her life?

Many survivors and families talk about life before and after the brain injury. This workbook helps them work with caregivers to connect both these lives, regain control, and improve their lives.

The SABI program includes the person with a brain injury (the survivor), the family and caregivers in all aspects of care and support. Together, they work and function as a team.

Item: SABI
Price: $28.00
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Managing Care and Services after Brain Injury: A workbook for families and caregivers

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.

Item: MCSB
Price: $30.00

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 even 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

Life after Brain Injury: A guide for families

The emotional trauma that accompanies the physical and medical trauma of a brain injury can affect every member of the family. This tip card describes common feelings and reactions of families during the early stages of the survivor’s hospital care, rehabilitation, and return home.
Item: LIFE
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Loss, Grief and Mourning after brain injury

Relief that the person has survived the brain injury is often followed by feelings of grief and loss as the meaning of survival becomes evident. This tip card helps families and caregivers understand the grief process and their reactions and shows clinicians how to support survivors and families as they mourn the losses and changes in their lives.

Item: LGM
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Emotions: Hope after brain injury

Information on emotions after brain injury helps families recognize the importance of hope as their emotions swing from anger, sadness and fear to joy and gratitude for the survival of the parent, sibling, child or spouse with a TBI. This tip card gives tips to help families understand and handle their emotions, rather than letting their emotions overwhelm them.
Item: EMOT
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Depression after brain injury

Depression is a common consequence and reaction to traumatic brain injury. Depression can affect both survivors of brain injury and family members. This tip card describes the signs of depression with tips on when and how to ask for help. Checklists for family members and survivors have practical advice on what to do and what not to do when dealing with depression.

Item: DEPR
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Life Changes: When a spouse or partner has a brain injury

Information and tips to help family spouses cope with feelings of loss and adjust to changes in roles when a husband or wife has a traumatic brain injury or blast injury. Explains importance of self-care and setting up a support system to cope with and relieve stress in families after TBI.

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