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Military Traumatic Brain Injury & Family Caregiving: What Families Need to Know (Pt 1 of 2)
May 9, 2013 at 11:00 am-12:30 pm EDT
Timothy Elliott, Ph.D., ABPP
Department of Educational Psychology, Texas A&M University
- The Wounded Warrior Program
- Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
About the Webinar
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is known as the signature wound of war during Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF). The number of those wounded with TBI and accompanying complications has necessitated major changes in the ways in which the Department of Defense and the Veterans Affairs treats these injuries. Although family caregivers are to receive education about TBI as early as possible, many families find they need additional and ongoing support.
In this two-part presentation, the presenter will review basic information about TBI, its complications and issues family members face living with TBI. The presentation will also provide information about coping and specific problem-solving strategies that have been useful to other caregivers living with TBI and additional resources to further enhance caregiver knowledge.