Family-Caregiving Resources

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ABC’s for Caregivers

An alphabetical list of tips and action steps for caregivers of someone with a brain injury.

Brain Injury in Children Under 4 Years Old

Provides information about brain injuries (BI) in young children and how to decrease the risk, and protect children from BI.

Communication Tips for Caregivers

This handout provides tips for improving communication between family, caregivers and healthcare professionals.

Compassion Fatigue for Caregivers

This article explains what compassion fatigue is, and ways that caregivers/family can manage it.

Couples’ Relationships After Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

This fact sheet will help couples understand some of the common changes they may notice in their relationship after TBI. Also, suggestions are given on how couples can address some of the more difficult changes they are experiencing.

Dealing with COVID-Related Anxiety While Living with a Brain Injury

This handout provides general tips that individuals, families and caregivers can use when dealing with COVID-related anxiety and a brain injury.

Early Days After Your Child’s Brain Injury

This handout provides information for parents/caregivers about the early stages of a child’s brain injury, things to do during the recovery process, and what to be aware of in the months ahead.

Helpful Tips for Managing Your Child’s Brain Injury

This article provides tips for dealing with the family changes and guilt that can occur when a child gets a brain injury.

Hiring In-Home Help

This article provides ways for how to assess if in-home help is needed, the types of in-home services available, and how to access the help.

Impact of Brain Injuries on Family

Describes common problems for families after a loved one experiences a brain injury. Also provides ways to manage those problems.

It’s Okay Not to be Okay

This brief video lets family caregivers know it’s okay not to be okay and offers positive affirmations.

My Child’s Brain Injury: Coping with Guilt

This handout provides strategies that other parents have used in coping with guilt from a child’s brain injury.

Respite Resources

This document provides information about several respite options available in Virginia.

Self-Care & Resiliency for Caregivers: A Quick Guide

This quick guide provides ways in which caregivers can promote resiliency and self-care in their own lives.

Shaken Baby Syndrome

This handout provides facts about shaken baby syndrome, risk factors, prevention tips, and resources to connect with.

Supporting Independence Among Persons with Brain Injury

This article provides practical tips for caregivers to release control and promote independence for their loved ones who sustained a brain injury.

Talking to Children about Parents with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

This article provides information about discussing a family member’s brain injury with a child, as well as tips to help them cope.

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) in Children

This is a quick guide for parents/caregivers that provides info on what symptoms to look for, returning to school, and recovery take-aways for children who sustained a TBI.

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) in Infants & Children

Provides information about TBI in infants and children, and considerations for returning to school.

When a Child has a Brain Injury: Impact on Entire Family

This handout provides common problems and solutions that some families use to help them feel supported and strong.

Your Child’s Development

This handout explains the developmental changes that may occur in a child following a brain injury.