When a person suffers from a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), their loved ones are catapulted into the caregiver role to support and look after their injured family member. Relationships, responsibilities, and roles shift suddenly, which can be confusing and overwhelming for the non-injured caregiver.
Chuck Jung Associates and Fraser Valley Brain Injury Association will be launching a Virtual Caregivers Support Group in March of 2022. From March to August of 2022, the group will meet monthly for 90-minutes to engage in discussions to provide important information and teach skills that will help caregivers negotiate and manage a new role in their life. These groups are free of charge.
WHO? Facilitated by Dr. Laura Klubben, R. Psych. and Xiaolei Deng, UBC Doctoral Candidate and Practicum Student
• A-B-C for Caregivers
• Emotional Changes in your loved one and its impact on you.
• How to help your children with change.
• Solving Stress when you give, give, give
• Developing boundaries, self-compassion, and private time.
Check out The Journey Ahead of our website for additional resources, articles, and information designed to help survivors of brain injury, family, friends and caregivers to navigate the system. We have categories such as Home & Recovery, Friends & Family, Returning to work and more.
For inspiration and to learn how one family coped, click here to read Jeff Palmer’s story.