Pediatric Caregiver Support Group

For parents and/or caregivers of children who have an acquired brain injury (ABI) and are between the ages of 6 to 18 years.
Parents of children with an ABI often feel alone and isolated. Their struggles are different than those caring for an adult child or other family member. There’s school, sports and play to consider.
This group empowers caregivers to manage the challenges that an ABI brings to their child, their relationships, their families and themselves. It will help to reduce caregiver strain and burden. It will improve the quality of care for children with an ABI.
These groups are facilitated by social workers who will guide the discussion and bring information each month about a different aspect of coping.
This new program will be held on the third Wednesday of each month. (currently through zoom) and will start in January 2021.
Here are the topics:
January – ABI and Coping with Stress
February – Caregiver Self- Care
March – Emotional/ Behavioural Changes after ABI

If you are interested in attending email goals@biawe.com to register and get the zoom link sent to you. If you have any questions about the program call 519-981-1329.

This is a drop-in program. It is free. You can come to one, or come to all the sessions. Meet others and learn about how they are coping. Share your insights. Reduce your stress.

When the pandemic is over and we can resume in-person meetings, we will also offer a concurrent Children’s Social. Children will be with other children who have an ABI and can talk and play under supervision while you are attending the Pediatric Caregiver Support Group.