Practical Approaches for Supporting Children with Brain Injuries

Gary Wolcott

Intended Audience: Department of Health and Human Services employees, Foster and Adoptive Parents and the staff of social service agencies providing services to clients of the Department


This three-hour course will provide an overview of pediatric brain injury and its consequences with a focus on practical strategies for support of the child and the family. Key topics will include:

  • Sorting out myths & facts
  • Overview of the developing brain
  • Signs and changes to watch for
  • Practical strategies for support
  • Transitions
  • Coordinating with educational, medical and allied health professionals
  • Resources in Maine