Resources Tagged With 'Families And Friends'
8 Ways to Care for Caregivers

Carly Bowers, wife of a burn survivor, shares simple and practical tips for handling the stress and exhaustion of being a caregiver—from the real-world experience of someone who's "been there".

Caregivers Caregiver Fatigue Compassion Fatigue Wellness Families and Friends Carly Bowers
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A Parent’s Perspective

“Mrs. Assad, you need to accept that your son has suffered a burn injury and is badly scarred. Scars are ugly. We don’t like them, but we can’t take them away. They are a part of who your son is now. This burn is severe; you are lucky William is alive. That is all you should be focused on right now.” Hearing from a renowned burn specialist in New York City that his only remedy for the injury was acceptance left me stunned. Waking up to the realization that my son would forever be changed as a result of the accident opened the floodgates of guilt, and I found myself stuck in a dark place. Alicia Assad was able to move forward from guilt to gratitude. Read more to find out how she did it.

Getting Back to Life Resources For Parents Parent And Child Personal Stories Grief and Trauma Women's Stories Guilt Child Burn injured children Survivor Stories Families and Friends
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A Sister Discovers Trauma Doesn’t Just Exist With the One Who Was Hurt

Kristi Calman-Fowler tells her story as the sister to a burn survivor, showing that trauma doesn't only affect the one injured.

Personal Stories Grief and Trauma Families and Friends For Parents Getting Back to Life
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Advocating for Your Child’s Educational Needs

Is your child returning to school after a burn injury? A child's burn injury can be an overwhelming experience for the entire family. School reintegration following hospitalization can be just as overwhelming. Learn how you can advocate for your child by forming a "student school team" to make the transition easier.

Getting Back to Life Resources For Parents Parent And Child For Children Parent Child Resources Kids Families and Friends The Journey Back Journey Back Going Back to School School School Reentry School Reintegration Returning to School Wellness Margaret Kugler
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All About Bullies: A Guide for Parents

As the parent of a young burn survivor, you’re probably extra aware of your child’s social adjustment and return to school. So when you drive up to pick up your child and see them off on their own, while all the other children are grouped in two’s and three’s, you can’t help but be concerned.

Getting Back to Life For Parents Grief and Trauma Parent And Child Parent Child Resources Families and Friends For Children Bully bullying
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Family Finds Support in UBelong Program at World Burn Congress

16-year-old Domenic Vinacco learned tools and tips through the Phoenix Society's UBelong Program, which helped him and his family find resources and support.

WBC Families and Friends Getting Back to Life Personal Stories For Parents For Children Parent And Child Kids
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Family Support: Key to Recovery

Stefanie Bello Stote, was burned to more than 75% of her body when a transformer exploded in an electrical substation she was investigating as part of her job. She found strength in her family and her daughter as she healed.

Women's Stories Families and Friends 2015 Burn Survivor Workshop Parent And Child Family Stories Getting back to living Family support Phoenix World Burn Congress Survivor Stories
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Firefighters and Their Families; Making Connections at WBC

Phoenix WBC offers sessions to connect and share experiences among attendees. These sessions include support for burn-injured members of the fire service and their families.

For Firefighters Families and Friends World Burn Peer Support WBC Phoenix World Burn Congress Phoenix WBC World Burn Congress
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Guilt…One Way That We Cope

Dealing with Guilt? Of all the emotions that families endure in a crisis, guilt seems to be one of the hardest to resolve. The guilt that one can experience is often a result of burdensome thoughts we place on ourselves. It is what I call the “coulda, shoulda, woulda” effect. It is the magical thinking that helps return to us some control of a situation that is out of our control. Read this article to learn how you can deal with guilt in a healthy way.

Wellness Getting Back to Life Grief and Trauma Peer Support Health Guilt Survivor Guilt Burn Survivor Guilt For Parents Parent And Child Parent Child Resources Families and Friends Resources Professionals Jennifer Harris
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How Kids Hear Hospital Words

Kids have active imaginations. You may say or hear words every day that are familiar to you. A child may tap into his or her imagination to understand what those words mean. This guide is intended to help you realize how differently some words can be perceived by a child and some simple terms to explain them.

For Children For Parents Families and Friends Parent Child Resources Parent And Child Health
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Journey of Healing Through Fire Advocacy

In advocating for public education, fire prevention, knowledge and awareness surrounding fires, burns and other traumas, I am fully healing. We all have a story, and many of us have had tragedies.

Getting Back to Life Resources For Parents Parent And Child Survivor Stories Peer Support Parent Child Resources Families and Friends Advocacy
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Preparing Children to Visit in the Burn Unit

When a family member is injured parents often ask whether it is appropriate for children to visit the patient in the burn unit. The suggestions found in this article offer guidance for families or other hospital staff to insure that if children visit on the burn unit, the experience is a positive one for both the child and the burn patient.

Professionals For Parents For Children Families and Friends Parent And Child Parent Child Resources Kids
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Reacting to Visible Differences

We’re all different – whether you have scars or not. Some of our differences are visible, and some are not. As humans, it’s natural for us to notice our differences, but for those with visible differences, they can face unpleasant stares and discrimination.

Getting Back to Life Face Equality Face Equality Week Burn Scars Visible Differences Families and Friends
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Recognizing and Responding to Bullying

Is your child being bullied? What exactly is bullying and how can I stop it? Find out the answers to these questions and more!

Parent And Child For Parents Parent Child Resources Kids Families and Friends For Children Bully bullying
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Social Interaction after Burn Injury (MSKTC)

This resource offers strategies for dealing with staring, teasing, and questions after a burn injury.

Professionals Resources Wellness Families and Friends Social Skills
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