Title

Preschool Parent Training for Traumatic Brain Injury Prevention and Response

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2019

Publication Source

Perspectives on Early Childhood Psychology and Education

Abstract

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.

Inclusive pages

95-116

ISBN/ISSN

978-1-935625-35-3

Publisher

Pace University Press

Volume

4

Issue

2

Peer Reviewed

yes

Keywords

traumatic brain injury, concussion, early childhood, preschool, parent training, early intervention

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