Preschool Parent Training for Traumatic Brain Injury Prevention and Response
Perspectives on Early Childhood Psychology and Education
This study evaluated a training procedure designed to increase low-income parents’ awareness of traumatic brain injury (TBI), knowledge of what to do for a suspected head injury, and confidence related to TBI response. Participants included 40 parents from low-income households who attended one of six identical 1-hour training sessions about preschool injury and TBI. The training utilized direct instruction, videos, discussion of scenarios, and an in-person helmet fitting. Results of a pre- and post-test indicated that the training significantly increased parent awareness, knowledge, and confidence related to TBI. Suggestions are provided for how educators and mental health professionals can structure and implement educational training programs about TBI for parents of preschoolers.
Pace University Press
traumatic brain injury, concussion, early childhood, preschool, parent training, early intervention
Davies, Susan C.; Hundley, Allie E.; and Adams, Shauna M., "Preschool Parent Training for Traumatic Brain Injury Prevention and Response" (2019). Counselor Education and Human Services Faculty Publications. 88.