Phoenix Kids + Teens

A group photo: 3 young burn survivors wearing pressure garments and their parents.

At any age, a burn injury deeply affects the individual survivor as well their friends and family. Kids and teens facing the unexpected trauma of a burn injury need special attention as they get back to living. Everyday interaction with classmates, participation in extracurricular activities, and plans for their future may feel more challenging after a burn injury… and they may be unsure of how to ask questions or where to turn for help.

That’s why Phoenix Society has designed a series of programs and resources for kid and teen survivors, siblings of survivors, children of adult survivors, and their communities.


Resources for Kids + Teens with Burn Injuries

The Journey Back: Returning to School After a Burn Injury

Going back to school is a very important step in a young burn survivor's recovery. The Journey Back is a program for any caring adult assisting a child with a positive return to school after a burn injury or traumatic loss.

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Phoenix UBelong

This memorable three-day experience is a special track within Phoenix World Burn Congress. Through fun and interactive sessions, Phoenix UBelong engages burn survivors and their siblings.

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Resource Library

Special sections of our resource library are devoted to kids and teens, including age-appropriate materials about trauma, bullying, how kids hear hospital words, and survivor stories that offer hope.

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Beyond Surviving: Tools for Thriving After Burn Injury

Fear of rejection or anxiety about social interaction with peers is a common concern for kids and teens during the recovery process. This set of tools offers practical ways to handle teasing, bullying, questions about your burn injury, and confidence builders when meeting new people.

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