Resources Tagged With 'Peer Support'
Brad Johnson: Overcoming Challenges; Encouraging Fellow Survivors

Brad Johnson, a volunteer firefighter, was burn-injured when responding to a crude oil tank fire. He tells his story of recovery and how the Phoenix Society's online peer support chat and its community of burn survivors helped him get back to life.

Men's Stories Peer Support Chat Phoenix Online Peer Support Chat Nicole Smith Survivor Stories Firefighter Firefighter Burn Survivor Burn Injured firefighter Getting back to living Online Chat
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Brien Dews: A Positive Outlook Pays Off

After suffering burn injuries in a plane crash and wanting to give back to the burn community, Brien Dews became a peer supporter and organized Buses by the Beach; an event that raises thousands each year for the Phoenix Society.

Men's Stories Getting Back to Life Donors Peer Support Buses By The Beach Survivor Stories World Burn Congress Phoenix World Burn Congress Phoenix WBC
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Bring SOAR to Your Hospital

Learn how to start a SOAR program in your hospital.

Resources SOAR Peer Support Health Professionals
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David Schury: Discovering the Reason Why

David Schury suffered 2nd- and 3rd-degree burns from an explosion at an electrical substation. He shares his journey of recovery—and the healing he found as a counselor at a children's burn camp.

Men's Stories Getting Back to Life Peer Support Christine Jurus Phoenix SOAR Survivor Stories Burn Camp
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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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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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J.R. Martinez: Fighting the Battle of a Lifetime

J.R. Martinez was only 19 years old when he was burned in Iraq. He found a renewed purpose in his life through helping other injured soldiers regain hope.

Personal Stories World Burn WBC Getting Back to Life Peer Support Men's Stories JR Martinez
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Lending a Healing Hand: Peer Support

Peer support is used in relation to many health conditions, such as chronic pain, cancer, cardiac issues, substance abuse, as well as burn injury. Those in the burn community have varied levels of involvement with peer support. This article explores the healing effects of peer support with personal stories and results for studies.

Wellness For Parents Resources Peer Support Phoenix World Burn Congress
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More Than Meets the Eye: Learning to Live with Hidden Burns

Elaina Meier and David Vogel share the unique set of challenges that impact their experience as burn survivors with hidden burns.

Personal Stories Wellness Peer Support Kathy Edwards Hidden Burns Scars Scars and Healing
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Nate McCoy: Determination to Win Pays Off

Nate McCoy found healing through Phoenix Society's World Burn Congress, and found a way to "give back" to the burn community.

Getting Back to Life Peer Support Personal Stories World Burn WBC Men's Stories
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Summit Focuses on Peer Support for Burn-Injured Firefighters

Peer support for burn-injured firefighters and their families was the topic of a 2-day summit held in Phoenix, Arizona, in January 2013. Representatives of the Phoenix Society’s Survivors Offering Assistance in Recovery (SOAR) program, the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) Charitable Foundation, the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF), and the University of Kentucky College of Social Work gathered to discuss the specific support needs of burn-injured firefighters and their families.

Getting Back to Life Professionals Resources Peer Support SOAR
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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.

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