Pediatric traumatic brain injury: Challenges and interventions for families

Jane C. Conoley, Susan M. Sheridan

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Experiencing a brain injury is a traumatic event not only for the child who is directly affected, but also for his or her family system. Recently, attention has turned toward the potentially deleterious effects of having a child with a traumatic brain injury (TBI) on parents, siblings, and extended family members. Specifically, families of TBI survivors may suffer major psychological, financial, role, and relationship risks. Therefore, treating the child with a brain injury is only one component of a comprehensive recovery program. This article describes common experiences of families following a child's brain injury, and specific strategies that might help families through the recovery/reentry process.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)667-669
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Learning Disabilities
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 1996
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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