Resources Tagged With 'Grief And Trauma'
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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Helping Children Understand and Cope with the Experience of Hospitalization

Even the most routine hospitalization can be a traumatic and terrifying experience for a child. Add the factors of a burn injury to the equation and chances are a child will be fearful of the initial hospital experience. A strange place full of unfamiliar people and big scary things can foster a child’s imagination. Most of the people wear funny clothes and do things that hurt. How do we expect a child to react to these stressors placed upon them?

Wellness Grief and Trauma Parent And Child Parent Child Resources Kids Hospital issues Hospital For Parents
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Helping the Traumatized Child to Reclaim Life

It is a well-established fact that burns and the painful and intrusive procedures required to heal them are traumatic for children as well as adults. Traumatic experiences as such as severe burns have a profound effect on the developing child and can overwhelm their coping abilities.

Wellness For Parents Grief and Trauma Parent And Child Grief Trauma Parent Child Resources Kids Getting Back to Life
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Hidden Burns Matter

Are you healing emotionally from a hidden burn? Do you feel like your experience is minimized by others because your burn isn't visible? A hidden burn is hidden pain. The pain is real. The pain is justified.

Wellness Resources Health Grief and Trauma Peer Support Hidden burn Hidden Burns Hidden Pain Hidden Burn and Relationships Hidden Scars Scar Burn Scars Burn Scar Scars Mikki Rothbauer
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How To Talk About It:  “Crucial Conversations” With Burn Survivors

An Aftercare and Reintegration Committee (ARC) forum at the American Burn Association (ABA) Annual Meeting prepares burn professionals to discuss sensitive topics with burn survivors and their families.

Grief and Trauma Peer Support SOAR Wellness Getting Back to Life Professionals Intimacy and Sexuality Sexuality and Burn Injuries Sex after Burn Injury Intimacy after Burn Injury
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Moving Beyond Guilt

When accidents happen, we often end up blaming ourselves. A group of burn survivors discussed this topic in a breakout session at Phoenix WBC [2012]. Excerpts of that session are included here with permission from 2 burn survivors, Frank McGonagle and Ed Kavcak, who graciously agreed to share their stories.

Grief and Trauma Phoenix WBC WBC Phoenix World Burn Congress Wellness Kathy Edwards Guilt
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Post Traumatic Stress Symptoms

This document lists the symptoms often seen in adults post trauma.

Wellness Grief and Trauma Professionals
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Posttraumatic Growth: A Choice

The concept of posttraumatic growth (PTG), refers to the possibility of recovery, positive change, and spiritual growth after traumatic injury and traumatic loss. Many survivors decide to do something positive with their lives in spite of their trauma - and also for some survivors because of it.

Wellness Grief and Trauma Megan Bronson
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Principles for Supporting Grief

There are some basic principles to keep in mind when working with and supporting oneself or another in the grieving process. These principles create the safe container for the healing process of grief.

Wellness Resources Grief and Trauma Support Grief
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Psychological and Emotional Impact of a Burn Injury

This article discusses the psychological and emotional impact of trauma for all age groups. It offers advice on identifying trauma in children and adolescents and choosing a mental health professional.

For Parents Grief and Trauma Wellness
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Psychological Distress after Burn Injury (MSKTC)

This article provides symptoms of psychological distress and strategies for the treatment of it, including psychotherapy, medication, and behavioral approaches.

Professionals Wellness Resources Stress Mental Stress Psychological Stress Grief and Trauma PTSD
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Sarah Bazey: Deciding to Live a Life Not Defined by Scars

This article follows the journey of Sarah Bazey, successful businesswoman, figure skater, and beauty pageant contestant, as she accepts her burn injury and finds a "new normal."

Personal Stories Grief and Trauma Getting Back to Life
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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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Surviving the Holidays After a Loss: One Family’s Strategies for Coping

When Tara Stackpole's husband was killed in the 9/11 attacks, she and family had to find a way to survive the holidays.

Getting Back to Life Families and Friends Grief and Trauma James Bosch Holidays Grief Trauma Personal Stories
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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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