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The impact of brain injury is life changing for survivors, caregivers, and other family members. While every situation is unique, families still face similar challenges. Support groups provide an opportunity to connect with families and professionals who understand your experiences, inspire learning, healing, empowerment and hope.
Team Luke Hope for Minds offers several types of support groups:
“Open forum” support groups are a space where you can build community with other caregivers by encouraging and guiding one another in a meaningful way. In open forum support groups you can talk openly about your feelings without judgment, reduce feelings of loneliness, isolation, and depression.
“Focused” support groups allow professionals to present on various topics related to pediatric brain injury and support for caregivers. You will have opportunities to increase understanding about brain injury, get feedback about treatment options, and learn about local, state, and federal resources.
“Sibling” support groups encourage brothers and sisters of children with acquired brain injury to meet other siblings, talk about their experiences, thoughts, feelings and challenges. Siblings learn effective coping skills to manage difficult emotions and explore new perspectives of living with a sibling with brain injury. Siblings also have fun playing games, laughing, and talking to other children they relate to.
“Dad” support groups are led by our Executive Director, Tim Siegel. Dad support groups provide an opportunity for dads of children with an acquired brain injury to connect, build community, and encourage one another.