Helping Teens After Brain Injury
Robyn Littleford, M.Ed. and Nancy Anderson, M.S.W.
Teens or adolescents with brain injury often find that friends drift away or change after a brain injury. Stress and anxiety over interacting with peers can lead to immature behavior or social isolation by teens with brain injury. This tip card shows how parents can help teens become more independent while setting safe limits on risky behaviors and handling peer pressure. It gives tips on keeping safe, avoiding drugs and alcohol, sexual health, driving and building friendships.