Resources Tagged With 'Kids'
A Boy Changed, but not Defined, by his Injury

Ethan LaPorte was burned at age 6 when a family friend poured gasoline over the coals of a fire. He and his mother, Sara, have had a long journey of recovery and forgiveness.

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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.

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Becoming a Leader, Life Transitions, Part 1

Are you a young adult transitioning from high school to the adult world? Navigating transitions and change is the very essence of life. As we move through different seasons of the year, ages, relationships, and jobs and all that they bring, change is inevitable. How we approach, navigate, and react to these transitions shapes not only who we are, but also our future.

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Becoming a Young Adult: Directions, Choices, and Connections, Life Transitions, Part 2

Becoming a young adult can at times be difficult. Moving along life's path brings transitions, both planned and unplanned, and it also brings choices of how to navigate those transitions. It's all about choosing your path and who you want to be. Are you ready for young adulthood?

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Burn Camps Offer Unique Growth Opportunities

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Children at Risk After Traumatic Loss and Injury

Traumatic burn injury is often accompanied by multiple losses. These losses can be related to the burn injury itself (such as appearance or body parts) or the loss of significant persons in the child’s life, death of pets, and loss of material possessions.

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Common Questions Children Ask About Burns

This page lists some common questions children ask about their burns and corresponding answers.

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Don’t Forget the Siblings

When a child suffers a burn injury, the world stops existing as it did. Parents must put their “everyday lives” on hold and attend to much more important events. All of the parental attention must shift and focus on the injured child, their care, rehabilitation, comfort, and development.

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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.

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Family Learns Lessons in Coping from People and Animals

The Duckworth family had a long journey when their 6-year-old daughter Lane was burn-injured. Through support from both the humans and the animals in their lives, they worked to get Lane back to a normal life.

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Grief, Loss, and Healing After Burn Trauma: Helping Children

This article discusses the process of grief, it's intensity, the length of time it takes to grieve and how to help children move through it. The statements “Children are resilient” and “It is good they won’t remember this time” are both urban legends that probably developed to help adults feel better.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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Recognizing the Impact of Childhood Trauma

Inadequate or incomplete achievement of developmental tasks often occurs in the wake of trauma. This is true for the burn injured child as well as siblings of the child who suffered the burn.

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