Little ones thrive on structure and routine. They also need fun, joy, mud puddles, and life to be carefree. When a parent or sibling, or a loved one sustain a brain injury those carefree days disappear – in an instant.
Children as young as five years of age are aware of significant changes at home. They may not understand or be able to put into words how they feel, what they are afraid of, or even know what to ask, but they too, will be impacted by a brain injury in the family. It impacts everyone.
Fraser Valley Brain Injury Association (FVBIA) intends for the booklet The Road Ahead: Next Exit Hope! For Ages 5 and Up to help families understand the changes before them and to find the answers they need. This book may not have all the answers for you or your child, but it will guide important conversations on how brain injury affects the whole family.
Families, friends, and caregivers will find many interesting and supportive topics in our section The Journey Ahead.
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