It is estimated that more than 5 million people suffer from the effects of traumatic brain injuries. For many of these victims, the treatment, recovery, and rehabilitation process can be a long, arduous struggle. But they are not the only victims who suffer. In fact, brain injury casts a wide net that impacts, alters, and transforms the developmental process of the entire family. Family members are often confronted with complex and enduring problems, such as coping with unpredictable behaviors, living with an uncertain treatment outcome, and adjusting to losses associated with this traumatic life experience.Brain Injury and the Family: A Life and Living Perspective, Second Edition, focuses both on how the family can comprehend, negotiate, adjust, accept, and survive the multidimensional trauma related to a brain injury, and become an active partner in the treatment and adaptation process. Greatly expanded in its scope and content, this text represents a combination of original material and personal statements by persons and family members living the brain injury experience. Chapters examine a variety of topics, including:oPerspective on brain injuryoImpact of brain injury on the childoImpact of brain injury on the adultoImpact of brain injury on the familyoAssessmentoInterventionsoGroup counselingoCareer, work, and employment issuesoLoss and griefoAlcohol and substance abuseoCaregiving and respite careoFuture hope, needs, and realityWhile many gains and accomplishments have been made in brain injury treatment and rehabilitation, much more needs to be done. Brain Injury and the Family will help you better understand the enormity of coping with brain injury.