For FamiliesThe Phoenix Society is committed to providing resources to support children, adolescents and families who have been impacted by a burn injury.
We've listed several resources below that will serve a family's recovery in dealing with life after a burn injury.
Child & Family Resource Section: You will find an extensive collection of Burn Support News reprints and other helpful resources that can provide support to burn survivors, clinicians, family members and anyone affected by a burn injury. Visit our Resource Center and select "Child & Family."
Family and Child Resource Guide: An expansive list of resources, including books and web sites, to help you support children and families. This is simply a compilation and is in no way an endorsement for any one resource. Download the list!
Caring for the Caregiver: When a burn injury occurs it is often without warning and impacts the whole family. You may find yourself in unfamiliar territory, caring for a loved as they heal from a burn injury. Read more in our Caregiver section.
Grief and Loss: Grief and loss are two universal happenings all people will experience at some point in their lifetime. Read more in our Grief and Loss section ...
Lane’s Road Home: The video is a twelve minute journey into the life of one young girl who, with the help of her family, community, and healthcare team, recovered from a devastating burn injury. Anyone affected by a burn injury would benefit from the clear message of hope expressed in this video. You can watch Lane's video upon request by contacting family services coordinator Amy Clark.
You Can Do It: This 20 minute video is appropriate for all ages an can be used in a variety of settings for a variety of audiences. The ten teens featured in You Can Do It! share honest and candid advice and strategies to handle questions, stares, teaching, dating and getting on with your life. Watch now in our Media Center.
The Journey Back: The Journey Back is a kit of resources that will help you to support your family, your students, your patient or someone you know who is working towards the ever important recovery step of returning to school. This resource is now available free of charge. Learn more.
Helping children Heal the Effects of Loss and Trauma After Burn Injury
by Megan Bronson RN, MSN, CS:
This 23-page booklet offers tools to define, identify, and support grief, loss and trauma in children affected by burns. It also includes an extensive list of resources to aid in supporting children and youth in the home or clinical setting. Available free in English and Español. This booklet is also available in Arabic as a free PDF download.
World Burn Congress and uBelonG
The Phoenix Society's World Burn Congress is an annual international conference that brings together more than 650 burn survivors, their families, care givers, burn care professionals and firefighters. It is a forum in which we encourage and facilitate the sharing of stories, provide support and increase knowledge of burn recovery.
UBelong, a program that takes place during World Burn Congress, is the result of months of planning by talented multidisciplinary professionals from across the United States. The three day experience is part supportive atmosphere, part skill-building workshop, part pure kid-friendly fun! At all levels, the experience is customized to meet the needs of individuals impacted by burn injury at all levels of healing from a young age. Learn more ...