Development of a Resource Guide for Parenting Children That Survive Pediatric Brain Injury
Date of Submission
Doctor of Psychology (PsyD)
Robert A DiTomasso, PhD, ABPP
George McCloskey, PhD
Virginia Salzer, PhD
Thomas Massarelli, PhD
The current study examined the need for various types of information currently desired by parents and caregivers caring for a survivor of pediatric traumatic brain injury, arteriovenous malformation, and/or acquired brain injury. Review of parent comments on websites dedicated to pediatric brain injury survivors and the personal experiences of the researcher were gathered and analyzed. The analysis indicated that there is a need for offering a concise, simplified, and comprehensive educational source of information for parents and caregivers and the child survivors of brain injuries. It was determined that a guide for parents should include as much information as possible to help parents and caregivers provide care for their child, maximize the use of available resources in the community, and be aware of and address their own self-care needs. The study concluded with the presentation of the content of a resource guide for parenting children that survive pediatric brain injury.
Di Donato, Maria Rosaria, "Development of a Resource Guide for Parenting Children That Survive Pediatric Brain Injury" (2019). PCOM Psychology Dissertations. 534.