How Brain Injury Affects the Family

By: Mariann Young, Ph.D. Rainbow Rehabilitation Centers The person who sustains a traumatic brain injury (TBI) is not the only person affected after an accident. All members of the family are forever changed, and the family system has to alter the way that it operates. The literature on the effects of TBI on the family…

It Takes a Village

It takes a village. This line regarding raising children has been attributed to an African or Native American proverb and was popularized by a book by then First Lady Hillary Clinton. Some will say this is what it takes to raise a child, however, this is truly what it takes to raise a child who…

Surviving Summer

By: Mariann Young, Ph.D. Rainbow Rehabilitation Centers Summer is the time for picnics, vacations and outdoor fun of all kinds. And, for some of us, the question is, “What am I going to do to keep my children safe, supervised and entertained?” With planning and some preparation, children can have fun and stay academically enriched during…

Recreational Helmets for Children

Why should children wear protective helmets when participating in recreational activities? Each year in the U.S., about 324,000 children under the age of 19 are treated in emergency rooms for bicycle-related injuries alone (Gilchrist, MD, Thomas, MPH, Xu, MD, McGuire, PhD, & Coronado, MD, 2014). Speed activities and high-impact sports impose risk of head injury…