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.