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Understanding Intimacy and Sexuality After Burn Injury

The aftermath of a burn injury can affect many aspects of a person’s life. Several areas that often create challenges and result in frustration after a burn injury are related to intimacy and sexual function. Find tips and understand more about the role of sexuality and how to improve intimacy after a burn injury.

Wellness Intimacy and Sexuality Intimacy Sexuality and Intimacy Sex and Burns Sex and Burn Injury
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Understanding Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Have you or someone you know been diagnosed with PTSD? Are you wondering if you might have PTSD after a traumatic event?

Wellness Getting Back to Life Resources Grief and Trauma PTSD Post-traumatic Stress Disorder Health Jeannie Singleton
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Uses for Anger

ANGER is a powerful emotion. We have a choice as to how we use the energy of anger to make a positive or negative difference in the world.

Wellness Grief and Trauma Resources Anger Professionals Managing Anger
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Victim Triangle

This article delves into the function of the Victim Triangle to contain the pain (unresolved grief, trauma, and toxic anger and shame), in the system. The fuel that runs the victim triangle is guilt and fear and avoidance of personal responsibility. It also points to ways to improve self esteem.

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Victims to Survivors: Addressing the Bullying Problem

This article explores bullying: how to identify it, how it affects adolescents and adults, how to help the victim, and how to prevent the behavior.

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Villains, Victims, and Vigilantes

Prior research and advocacy efforts have shown that film characters can influence feelings about physical appearance and contribute to biases and stereotypes. Characters presented in films that reinforce negative stereotypes may be detrimental for burn survivors with scarring and other physical alterations.

Resources Professionals It's Time For A Hero Advocacy
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Vocational Resources

While transition is part of everyone's life process, the burn survivor experiences multiple transition experiences that can result in different journeys of grief stages concurrently involving self-image, self- esteem, as well as the realities of loss of career identify and earning potential. The transition journey for the burn survivor is initially focused upon medical recovery and physical rehabilitation, the bodily changes and the emotional implications of surviving a burn injury. The burn survivor must experience this initial transition journey before being ready for vocational planning - Getting Back to Work.

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Walking Through the Ashes

After she was burned at age 17, Chris Gilyard faced a long journey of recovery, both physical and emotional, before she could see the colors of life again.

Women's Stories Family support Wellness Getting Back to Life Beyond Surviving Tools for Thriving Phoenix SOAR Survivor Stories
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What Do You Need to Start Your Own Support Group?

That support groups are helpful to people dealing with a broad range of life challenges, losses, and traumas is well documented. For burn survivors, finding a support group of people who understand the long journey back after a burn injury and who can therefore offer hope and direction in the process of recovery is a godsend.

For Parents Resources Peer Support Wellness Support Group Recovery and healing
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What I Learned from Two Weeks in a Burn Center

Sid Klein discusses his journey after his son was seriously burned.

For Parents Getting Back to Life Families and Friends Parent Child Resources
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When People Stare

While in the secure cocoon of the burn center, most burn survivors experience extraordinary social support and acceptance. After discharge and return to their familiar community and social activities, they may feel surprised, shocked, or completely overwhelmed as they meet the curious looks and inquisitive eyes of strangers.

Getting Back to Life Wellness For Parents Parent And Child Resources Parent Child Resources Social Skills Brad Wiggins Body Image
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Why Advocacy Matters

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors are proud partners in advocating for fire safety. While facts and figures are an important part of advocacy, they’re often not enough to fight the misconceptions that get in the way of fire and life safety. Misconceptions like “It can’t happen to me.”

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Why Me?

Why was I burned? Why me? That’s a question most burn survivors ask. For many survivors the answer takes years; for some, it never comes. In this article, Frank McGonagle shares his struggle to answer this question.

Getting Back to Life Men's Stories World Burn WBC Frank McGonagle Phoenix World Burn Congress Survivor Stories
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Words, Words, Words – Does It Really Look Good?

Words, words, words . . . when a thermally injured person first enters the hospital for burn care, the first encounter with the medical staff is crucial. Words are used to explain what is wrong with a patient; the severity of the injury; whether the patient will live or die; and what kind of disability might be expected. The words used will often set the tone for the entire hospital stay.

Wellness Professionals Health
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Workforce Integration: Survivors as Assets In Employment

Are you a survivor returning to work after an injury or looking for new employment? Do you feel like your injuries could keep you from getting hired? Read more to learn how survivors can be an asset in the workforce.

Wellness Getting Back to Life Resources Personal Stories Health Employment Workforce Integration Employed Job Career Jobs Job Opportunity Getting Back to Work Return to Work Employers Helen Christians
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