Getting Back to Life

Resources
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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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.

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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.

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