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Donation funds support network for children of Royal Rehab

Everyday someone in Australia sustains a life-changing spinal or brain injury[1].

While the injured individual is the most impacted, their families are presented with the many challenges of adapting to their new reality and the needs of children can be overlooked.

Royal Rehab provides the Kids of Royal Rehab Program (KORR), a school holiday intervention initiative aimed at primary school-aged children who have a parent living with a spinal or brain injury.

The goal of the program is to offer a safe and educational space for children to explore grief and loss in a therapeutic environment and develop positive adaptive coping skills in a framework that is fun, supportive and age appropriate.

The children explore the emotional aspects of living with an injured parent and explore a range of coping skills so that they can be better equipped to manage adjustments to family life.

The Lottery Office is covering the cost of running this initiative, dedicating $10,000 to the KORR program.

The Lottery Office CEO Jaclyn Wood said the work of Royal Rehab is making a profound difference in the lives of Australian families.

“Royal Rehab understands the importance of not only providing care for individuals with brain and spinal injuries but also their strongest support network – their family,” Ms Wood said.

“KORR provides peer support by connecting kids with similar home lives, reducing feelings of isolation.”

The Lottery Office urges anyone interested in donating to visit the Royal Rehab website.

[1] www.pcsrf.org.au/facts