This guide addresses the emotional impact of a parent’s injury upon children in the family. It discusses the complex and conflicting emotions expressed by many sons and daughters as they recount the impact of a mother or father’s brain injury on their lives and their family. A special chapter on PTSD is especially relevant for military families and returning veterans.
Based on extensive interviews with children and teens, this guide tells their story through their personal experiences as they grew up with a parent with a brain injury or PTSD. Their comments and insights will resonate with many families. By understanding the anxieties and fears of children, parents learn how to provide emotional support, communicate with children, and help children cope. This guide is very helpful for families at any stage post injury or recovery as it covers children’s perspectives from early hospital care to adjusting to life at home after a parent’s injury.
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|Pages||80 pages, 7 x 8½, perfect bound|