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Support for Families of Children with TBI

Support for Families of Children with TBI

Books with support for families of children with TBI

These TBI books discuss family support, the emotional impact of a child's brain injury on parents, siblings, and family members.  They provide information to help families...
    • understand their emotions and reacations
    • identify and find resources for help and support
    • communicate with family members, friends and relatives
    • prepare for changes at home
    • anticipate the future


All About Me! My Life as a Teenager

Booklet helps adolescents identify strengths and difficulties after brain injury and describes learning strategies and accommodations needed in school.

Price: $7.00

The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook for Teens

Todays teens are totally stressed. Based on the self-help classic, The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook, this evidence-based guide will help you develop a game plan for reducing stress so you can focus on reaching your goals.

Are you feeling stressed out? You arent alone. Between school, tests, friendships, dating, the latest drama on social media, college applications, and a bunch of confusing physical changes, its no wonder that stress is a major mental health issue for many of todays teens. The good news is that there are simple ways you can reduce your stress and reach your goals. This workbook will show you how.

Price: $17.00

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

Daddys 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: $20.00

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 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 parents injury or PTSD. Each chapter has an exercise for children and practical tips for children, parents and professionals.

Read an interview with Marilyn Lashon why she wrote this book.

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

Item: EBIB
Price: $20.00
Market price: $25.00 save 20%

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

Get Well Soon...Balloon!

Story book helps children understand their emotions and reactions when a parent has a brain injury. Using language for young children, it describes coma, rehabilitation, coming home, and therapy from a child's perspective. It is highly recommended for families of injured veterans and service members.

Item: BALL
Price: $7.50
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Parents and Educators as Partners: A workbook on helping your child after brain injury

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.

Item: PEPW
Price: $17.50
Market price: $25.00 save 30%