UAB Spinal Cord Injury Model System

Family & Relationships

Manual for Patients and their Families
The RehabTeamSite is a component of PoinTIS (Point-of-care, Team-based, Information System), which was developed by the Louis Calder Memorial Library and the Miami Project To Cure Paralysis. Topics include Medical Problems, Nutrition, Skin Management, Urinary Tract Management, Bowel Program, Respiratory Management, Sexuality, Feelings and Reactions, Other Medical Complications, Other Rehabilitation Issues, Home Safety and Modification, Recreational and Vocational Therapy, and Support Groups.

Sexuality for Women with Spinal Cord Injury (PDF)
Discusses the changes in sexual function, sexual adjustment, issues with partners, areas of concern, arousal, sexual activity, sexual satisfaction, and other issues of sexuality after injury. This and other InfoSheets are provided by the University of Alabama at Birmingham Spinal Cord Injury Model System (UAB-SCIMS).

Sexual Function for Men with Spinal Cord Injury (PDF)
Discusses physical and psychological changes that can occur in a male's sexual functioning following SCI. Topics include sexual aids, fertility, and relationship issues. This and other InfoSheets are provided by the University of Alabama at Birmingham Spinal Cord Injury Model System (UAB-SCIMS).

Sexuality & Sexual Function
The first part of this 59 minute video explores psychological aspects of sexuality such as expressing sexuality, sexual adjustment, managing personal care issues, confronting issues with body image issues, and working through relationship issues. The second part explores physical aspects of sex following SCI for both men and women. This includes arousal, sexual function and dysfunction, sexual activities, and fertility. This video 1 in an 11-part video series provided by the University of Alabama at Birmingham Spinal Cord Injury Model System (UAB-SCIMS).

Life with SCI: A Group Discussion
Adjustment to life with SCI is best understood by those who experience it. This 51 minute video is an open discussion of 5 individuals with SCI and their experiences on short- and long-term adjustment-related issues such as healthy grief, education, Impact on relationships (self and partners), children, depression, and substance abuse. This video 1 in an 11-part video series provided by the University of Alabama at Birmingham Spinal Cord Injury Model System (UAB-SCIMS).

Communication in Dating & Relationships after Spinal Cord Injury
Panel discussion with individuals with spinal cord injury. This is an educational video program of a forum for persons with SCI and their friends, family members and caregivers. Forums are offered by the Northwest Regional Spinal Cord Injury System (NWRSCIS). Presented on February 9, 2010.

Relationships After SCI
Watch a collection of videos from FacingDisability.com, a first-of-its-kind Internet-based effort created to connect families who suddenly have to deal with a spinal cord injury with people like them who have already “been there” and “done that.”

Marriage & Children After SCI
Watch a collection of videos from FacingDisability.com, a first-of-its-kind Internet-based effort created to connect families who suddenly have to deal with a spinal cord injury with people like them who have already “been there” and “done that.”

Survive, Subsist, Succeed: Spinal Cord Injury Outcomes
This is an educational video program of a forum for persons with SCI and their friends, family members and caregivers. Forums are offered by the Northwest Regional Spinal Cord Injury System (NWRSCIS). Presented on May 20, 2010.

Family Center on Technology and Disability
The Center serves organizations and programs that work with families of children and youth with disabilities. They offer a range of information and services on the subject of assistive technology (AT) that supports efforts to bring the highest quality education to children with disabilities.

Through the Looking Glass (TLG)
This is a nationally recognized center that has pioneered research, training, and services for families in which a child, parent or grandparent has a disability or medical issue.