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Intensive Outpatient Program Family Program

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Traumatic brain injury (TBI) and psychological health conditions not only affect the patient, but can also impact family members and relationships.

The National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE) Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) Family Program is designed to:

  • Provide personalized education and skills training
  • Connect families with resources to help them cope with and understand their loved one’s situation   

We also encourage family members to get involved in the patient’s care plan by attending patient appointments and using the following programs and services:

  • Family Therapy: Short‐term, solution‐focused therapies, done in individual sessions, marital sessions, group sessions, and/or family sessions
  • Family Education: A series of classes designed to increase knowledge and awareness of patients’ injuries and their impact on the family unit
  • Spouse and Caregiver Support Groups: Informal support groups that provide a nurturing and safe environment for spouses and caregivers to share common experiences and challenges, and receive support and encouragement   

For more resources and tips about how families can cope with TBI, view the educational materials from the Traumatic Brain Injury Center of Excellence (TBICoE), including the following:

Last Updated: July 11, 2023
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