Get Well Soon...Balloon!

Vicki Sue Parker and Susan Beebe, illustrator

Story book helps children understand their emotions and reactions when a parent has a brain injury. Using language for young children, it describes coma, rehabilitation, coming home, and therapy from a child's perspective. It is highly recommended for families of injured veterans and service members.

Full Description

Captures the upheaval in a child's world when a parent has a brain injury.

Story book for young children helps family members explain the early effects of a brain injury when a parent is hurt. Most of all, it helps children understand their feelings as they try to make sense of their altered world when a parent is absent for hospital care rehabilitation. Discusses what's "good and bad" about a parent coming home who now looks and acts different.  Helps children understand coma, brain injury treatment, and rehabilitation therapy. This story book is a helpful tool for young children as they grieve and struggle over a parent's TBI and reform their relationship with that parent.  This book is especially useful for children of service members and veterans who are injured.

ISBN# 1-931117-35-7
Pages 16 pages, 81/2 x 12 full color, 12 illustrations
Year 2005