Information for Parents and Teens

Parents of Children affected by an Adult’s Brain Injury

When a family member is injured, many of the problems that children face are similar to those that affect the adults in a family. However there are some special issues that affect children when a parent acquires a brain injury.  While Headway do not provide services to children, we have developed a resource that we hope will help them cope.

Children are often not given sufficient information which can lead them to feel anxious about what is happening and to imagining the worst. Communicating in an age appropriate way can help a child to understand and adjust to a new situation.

If you feel that your child is affected, a good starting point can be to seek the assistance of a family therapist or counsellor. Headway can help you by providing you with a list of counsellors/therapists working in your area.

A Kid’s Guide to Brain Injury: A guide for parents and children

A Kid's Guide to Brain Injury

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Note to Parents:

This book has been designed to try and clear up some of the questions, concerns and fears that children may have about brain injury and how it affects their loved one. Request a copy

Information for Teenagers

A Teen’s Guide to Brain Injury: A guide for teenagers

A Teen's Guide to Brain Injury


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This book is an attempt to break the silence, to clarify some questions, fears and concerns that young people may have about brain injury and the effect it has on their loved ones. Request a copy

Family Guide to Brain Injury

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Family Guide to Brain Injury BookletDownload  The Family Guide to Brain Injury -Part of the Brain Injury Series of booklets. Publication in pdf format

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