Keeping Children Safe After Brain Injury

Janet Houston, M.H.A. and Ron Savage, Ed.D.

Being aware of safety after a child has a brain injury can help prevent repeated injuries. The child’s brain continues to develop through adolescence into early adulthood. An injury to the brain can have both immediate and long term consequences as the brain matures. This tip card helps parents prevent further injury by learning how to monitor safe activities as the child grows up including sports and play, pedestrian and bicycling recreation, driving, alcohol and drug use, and dating.

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Second edition, 2011