Getting Back to Life

Resources
The Journey Back— Because School Reentry Is a Big Deal

School reentry is a big deal. Children and teens spend a large amount of their time in school. School is a complex place where they not only learn academics, but they learn how to participate in the world socially. It is an environment where wonderful, positive things can happen to build self-esteem, foster creativity, and instill a positive sense of self; or it can be a place where self-image is crushed and feelings of isolation grow.

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The Power of Hope

Samuel Moore-Sobel shares his experience attending Phoenix World Burn Congress for the very first time.

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The Power of Peer Support

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The Transformative Power of a River

Two burn survivors find healing in adaptive sports.

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Three Things I Wish I Knew: Advice for Parents of Infant Burn Survivors

As a parent of an infant burn survivor, there are several things I wish I knew at the start of this journey and I hope my story will help others who are in the process of navigating life as a parent of a burn survivor.

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Thriving—Beyond Surviving: Resiliency After Trauma

This article highlights the factors that define resiliency after a trauma. Studies have typically not highlighted the potential for posttraumatic growth and given equal attention to those who thrive in the face of adversity. Fortunately, burn survivors have taken this topic up on their own and are showing us every day how to thrive under pressure, not just survive. Resiliency can be taught! Read more....

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Tools to Handle Questions and Teasing

After discharge from the burn center, a primary concern of many burn survivors and their families is the frequent questions asked about their appearance or their injury. Most of us are not accustomed to so much attention from strangers. Most people in our society are unfamiliar with burn injuries and have little experience with meeting people who look different.

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Trauma Sensitive Schools

Interacting with peers is one of the most important steps to recovery after trauma, but many families struggle with anxiety and apprehension about this crucial time. As parents, there a few things we can do to ensure the school year begins on a positive note.

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Treatment Recommendations for PTSD

Have you or someone you know been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder? Are you wondering what treatments are available? In this second installment of three part series we look at the treatments recommendations for PTSD.

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Understanding and Improving Body Image after Burn Injury (MSKTC)

This resource explains how body image can be affected by a burn injury, offers strategies for use in social situations, and advice for parents and teachers of young burn survivors.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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