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Burn Survivor and Family Learn Lessons of Endurance

When Joe Schuckel was burned in 1994, his entire family was affected. His parents and siblings joined him in his journey of recovery both emotional and physical. The lessons he learned from his burn recovery — the ability to fight through pain to reach a goal, the rigor and discipline of therapy, wound care and pressure garments, the mental toughness of a survivor — have helped him become the successful athlete he is today.

Men's Stories Getting Back to Life Getting back to living burn survivor athletes Survivor Stories
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Burn Survivor and Firefighter Finds the Good in a Bad Situation

Detroit firefighter John Bynum, burn-injured on the job, shares his journey of physical and emotional recovery...and the camaraderie he discovered between burn survivors at Phoenix World Burn Congress.

Kathy Edwards Personal Stories Men's Stories For Firefighters WBC World Burn Phoenix World Burn Congress
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Burn Survivors Take Cue From J.R., Advocate on Behalf of Phoenix Society

Cindy Rutter, burn survivor, long-term Phoenix Society Advocate and Phoenix SOAR coordinator takes every opportunity to increase burn awareness, prevent burn injuries and improve the quality of burn care. This included her involvement with J.R. Martinez's participation in 'Dancing With The Stars'. It was here she says she realized the impact of advocating for burn survivors. She encourages other survivors to "step out" and share their story.

Getting Back to Life Advocacy Personal Stories SOAR Men's Stories Women's Stories
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Calming Trauma - How Understanding the Brain Can Help

Several parts of the brain are important in understanding how the brain and body function during trauma. It is estimated that of 100 people who have experienced trauma, 25%, or 1 in 4, will experience PTSD. That’s also 1 of every 4 burn survivors. With statistics this high, we can conclude that this is a normal response to an extreme situation and not a pathology. Why understand PTSD? Understanding PTSD and trauma gives us back our lives.

Wellness Grief and Trauma Professionals Resources Trauma Stress PTSD
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Care for The Caregiver

The importance of taking steps to remain healthy during times when you are caring for others.

Getting Back to Life For Parents Caregivers Caregiver Fatigue Parent And Child
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Celebrating a New Life and New Opportunities

Burned by her ex-husband, Melisa faced a long road of both emotional and physical recovery. She made the decision to stop being a 'victim' and start being a 'survivor'.. and has found a new, healthy and loving relationship.

Women's Stories Burn injuires and abuse Getting back to living Emotional Healing Emotional Recovery Domestic abuse Survivor Stories Wellness
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Characteristics of a Healing Relationship

Healing relationships focus on creating a space where balance and harmony exist so that the healing process will be supported.

Wellness Getting Back to Life
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Characteristics of a Healing Relationship

Healing relationships focus on creating a space where balance and harmony exist so that the healing process will be supported. Healing relationships recognize that the emotional and spiritual well being of the people in the relationship are of paramount importance in the support of healing.

Getting Back to Life Wellness For Parents Intimacy and Sexuality
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Children at Risk After Traumatic Loss and Injury

Traumatic burn injury is often accompanied by multiple losses. These losses can be related to the burn injury itself (such as appearance or body parts) or the loss of significant persons in the child’s life, death of pets, and loss of material possessions.

Wellness Professionals For Parents Resources Parent Child Parent Child Resources Parent And Child Kids
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Choosing a Therapist and Getting the Most out of Counseling After a Burn Injury

Many burn survivors want to find an individual counselor to support them on the journey of recovery after a burn injury. Learn how to find a therapist and get the most out of counseling.

Resources Grief and Trauma Counseling Counselor
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Clothes Dryer Safety

Doing laundry is most likely part of your every day routine. But did you know how important taking care of your clothes dryer is to the safety of your home? With a few simple safety tips you can help prevent a clothes dryer fire.

For Parents Resources Prevention Clothes Dryer Safety
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Common Questions Children Ask About Burns

This page lists some common questions children ask about their burns and corresponding answers.

Wellness Getting Back to Life Professionals For Parents Resources Parent And Child For Children Kids Parent Child Resources
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Compassion Fatigue

Compassion fatigue is a form of burnout that manifests itself as physical, emotional, and spiritual exhaustion. Too much caring and not enough self caring.

Wellness Resources Caregivers Professionals Compassion Fatigue
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Connecting with Your Local Fire Department

So, you want to get your local fire service more involved with your organization’s activities? You have probably thought about this many times, but you may not have figured out how to reach them on a level that will bring about positive results.

Resources Burn Professionals and Foundations Professionals Firefighters Fire Department
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Coping with Real, Remembered and Imagined Stress II: Exposure Methods

Recovery from a burn injury includes not only healing wounds and regaining physical function, but also reestablishing psychological wellbeing. After their injuries, burn survivors are often confronted with a host of new stressors.

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