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Children have a unique experience of PTSD and TBI -- they're young, they may not fully understand what is going on, and they are usually are not provided the information they need. Dr. Stephen Cozza discusses the different ways a parent's brain injury and/or PTSD may affect children.
Hospital Executive Amy Mansue talks about the essential role the entire family plays in a child's recovery from TBI — from being able to care for and push the child during rehab therapy to reinforcing those therapies in the home.
Occupational therapist Kristen Maisano talks about how spounes can help further a loved one's TBI-related thearpy because not only are they aware of changes in the person, but they can also bring strategies from the clinic to the home.
Even as babies, children don't miss a beat; they pick up on their parents' emotions. A parent with PTSD can learn that being honest with himself and his family plus knowing his emotional limitations will help the whole family.