Resources Tagged With 'For Parents'
Summer Tradition Requires Caution

Summer fun doesn’t have to include close calls. With a little forethought and a few precautions we can have a lot of fast-paced fun in the summer. This article provides safety tips for summer activities like cooking outdoors, camp fires, sleeping outside and more.

For Parents Parent And Child Resources Prevention Grilling Campfires
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Support Groups for Children and Teens

This resource provides tips for facilitating support groups for young people, including ideas for activities and suggestions for overcoming challenges.

Foundations Parent And Child For Children For Parents Families and Friends Parent Child Resources
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Supporting Children in Reconnecting With Parents and Siblings Changed by Burn Trauma

Trauma can derail families and challenge their most basic sense of safety in the world. Both children and parents may feel the psychological and emotional effects of trauma for months or even years after the trauma occurs. When a parent or sibling is physically and emotionally changed by traumatic injury, such as burn injury, children need appropriate assistance in confronting and accepting these changes so that they can adjust and move on with their family.

Wellness Parent And Child Getting Back to Life Parent Child Resources Grief and Trauma Trauma For Parents Kids Siblings
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Taking it Like a Man

There are many factors at play that determine how we react to grief and recover from loss. One such factor is machismo, the expectation that men must be stoic and unemotional in the face of tragedy. But how can men process their grief when society tells them to suppress their emotions? More importantly, what do we do to better support men who are experiencing grief? To gain further perspective, we spoke to Feike Van Dijk, who shared his strategies for coping in a society that encourages men to hide their feelings.

Getting Back to Life Resources For Parents Survivor Stories Men's Stories Grief and Trauma Personal Stories Burn Support Magazine
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Taking That “Camp Magic” Home With You

This article offers advice for children returning from burn camp and their parents on how to keep the "camp magic" alive even after leaving burn camp.

Professionals Foundations Getting Back to Life For Parents For Children Parent Child Resources
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The Impact of Reconstructive Surgery: On the Road to Restoration

As both an acute burn surgeon and a reconstructive plastic surgeon, I am often asked by both patients and families: “When does the plastic surgery start?” I smile. What they are really asking is “When does the healing start?” What they don’t yet know is that reconstructive surgery often plays a small role in the overall post burn restoration process.

Wellness Health Professionals For Parents Resources Medical Reconstructive Reconstructive surgery
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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.

Wellness For Parents Parent And Child For Children Getting Back to Life The Journey Back Journey Back Kids Parent Child Resources School Reentry Going Back to School
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The Restorative Role of Sleep

Sleep is a complex phenomenon with various functions, many of which help us adapt to a variety of stressors throughout the day. In this brief article, I will address one of the most fascinating aspects of sleep, an aspect that has to do with physical and psychological restoration.

Wellness Health Professionals For Parents Medical sleep Insomnia
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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.

Getting Back to Life For Parents Personal Stories Parent And Child For Children Kids Families and Friends Parent Child Resources
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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.

Getting Back to Life Wellness For Parents Parent And Child Resources Parent Child Resources Social Skills Teasing bullying Staring Body Image
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Trauma Responses in Children & Adolescents

Traumatic experiences have a profound effect on the developing child. These effects impact the child cognitively, emotionally, psychologically, and socially. Find more information about the common manifestations of trauma by age group.

Wellness Resources Professionals Grief and Trauma For Parents Parent And Child
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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.

Getting Back to Life Parent And Child Parent Child Resources Professionals For Parents Families and Friends Kids Going Back to School School Reentry Burn Support Magazine
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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.

Wellness Professionals Resources For Parents Getting Back to Life
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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.

Getting Back to Life For Parents Resources Vocational Back to Work
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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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