Tool Kit for Veterans and Caregivers on TBI and PTSD: 3 Books on Wounds of War

Tool Kit for Veterans and Caregivers on TBI and PTSD: 3 Books on Wounds of War

Marilyn Lash, M.S.W., Janet Cromer, RN, LMHC, Spouse

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.
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Authors

Marilyn Lash, M.S.W.

Ms Lash uses her social work experience and research in pediatric rehabilitation to develop sensitive and practical guides for families, educators, and professionals. Her specialty is helping families cope with the emotional impact of brain injury and developing strategies for negotiating the complex service system. Now President and Senior Editor of Lash and Associates Publishing/Training, she focuses on developing user friendly publications for families, educators, and clinicians.

Janet Cromer, RN, LMHC, Spouse

Ms Cromer's career spans 35 years as a medical and psychiatric registered nurse, 23 years as a licensed psychotherapist, and 7 years as an award-winning healthcare writer, most recently from the American Medical Writers Association New England Chapter. She had held clinical and administrative positions in hospitals and community mental health programs and managed a successful private psychotherapy practice. As a Registered Art Therapist with a Master's Degree in Expressive Therapies from Lesley University, she incorporated art, writing, drama, and movement into her treatment with people dealing with medical illness, mental illness, and brain injury. She has long been interested in the medical humanities as a way to improve patient care and foster humane relationships among professionals, patients, and families.

Since 1998, Ms Cromer has contributed her professional expertise to the brain injury and family caregiver communities as an award winning writer, support group facilitator, speaker, advisory board member, and advocate for family caregivers and survivors. Her viewpoint encompasses a broad understanding of healthcare issues and personal experience as a family caregiver for her husband who faced the challenges of brain injury, dementia, and Parkinson's disease. Professor Cromer Learns to Read: A Couple's New Life after Brain Injury  is the recipient of a 2010 Solimene Award for Excellence in Medical Communication and the Neal Duane Award for Distinction from the American Medical Writers Association-NE Chapter.

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