Resources Tagged With 'Parent And Child'
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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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.

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A Story of Love, Faith, and the Strength of the Human Spirit

After losing her young son in a fire that destroyed her home and gave her burns over 55% of her body, Justina Page found the strength to go on through her husband and other sons.

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Adults Burned as Children: Buried Trauma

It was during the World Burn Congress in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1999 that I first became aware of the profound issues of unresolved loss and trauma carried by many adult burn survivors who had suffered their burn injury as children and adolescents. Unresolved and unprocessed trauma and loss negatively affect the ability to be happy, intimate, trusting, and spontaneous in 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.

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Beyond Surviving Tools For Thriving

Facing the world after surviving a burn injury presents unique challenges. This guide will assist you in responses to teasing, staring, and questions regarding your burn injury and help you STEP toward social comfort and confidence! (Guide also available in Spanish)

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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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Cyber Bullying: What is it? And What Can You Do?

Cyber bullying is a more recent form of bullying that is on the rise. As the channels of communication such as social media, web, and texting have multiplied, so have the number of ways bully’s can reach their victims. This article delves into what it is, how to identify it, and how to protect yourself from it.

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Developmental Considerations

Children have varying capacities, both emotionally and intellectually, to comprehend, understand, and integrate the concepts of loss in general as well as with death and its physical finality. The following are meant to be used as a guideline and need to take into consideration the individual nature and also individual life experience of the child.

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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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Enjoy the Sun…With Care

Sun alleviates light deprivation syndromes, promotes Vitamin D metabolism and healthy bones. However, problems associated with exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) radiation include not only sunburn, but also cataracts, skin cancer, dehydration, and, in extreme conditions, heat stroke.

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Evelin Fatima Duran: Continuing the Journey

At 17 years old, Evelin Fatima Duran is caring, well spoken, and brave. She dreams of making a difference in the world and using her life experience to help others. Wise beyond her years, Evelin does indeed have a story to tell—one of surviving a burn injury and subsequent amputation of her right arm; one of recovery, rehabilitation, and acceptance; one of striving to continue her journey in a way that helps others. She navigated her return to her education and her plans for the future despite those who believed she couldn't do it.

Teens Parent And Child Returning to School Survivor Stories Phoenix UBelong Phoenix World Burn Congress
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Facing Motherhood: Female Burn Survivors Tell Their Stories

Burn Survivors tell their stories of motherhood, ranging from difficulty conceiving, worries about how their injuries would affect pregnancy, and concerns about how their children would respond to their scars.

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