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Explaining Brain Injury, Blast Injury and PTSD to Children and Teens: A Guidebook for Families, Professionals and Veterans Marilyn Lash

Explaining Brain Injury, Blast Injury and PTSD to Children and Teens: A Guidebook for Families, Professionals and Veterans

Marilyn Lash

Published January 1st 2009
ISBN : 9781931117531
Paperback
80 pages
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 About the Book 

This guide addresses the emotional impact of a parents 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 fathers brain injury onMoreThis guide addresses the emotional impact of a parents 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 fathers 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 helpful for families at any stage post injury or recovery as it covers childrens perspectives from early hospital care to adjusting to life at home after a parents injury.