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Transcending Burn Trauma-The Journey From Survival to Reclaiming Your Life

Burn trauma profoundly affects all levels of our being. Therefore recovery needs to occur on all of these levels. Dealing with and healing from the psychological, emotional, and spiritual impact of burn trauma requires stamina, support, and a willingness to go through the process of grief and to let go when needed. Most of all, true healing, or transcendence of burn trauma requires a deep commitment to life on the part of the survivor.

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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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Treatment Recommendations for PTSD

Have you or someone you know been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder? Are you wondering what treatments are available? In this second installment of three part series we look at the treatments recommendations for PTSD.

Wellness Getting Back to Life Resources Grief and Trauma PTSD Post-traumatic Stress Disorder Health Jeanie Singleton
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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.

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Understanding Intimacy and Sexuality After Burn Injury

The aftermath of a burn injury can affect many aspects of a person’s life. Several areas that often create challenges and result in frustration after a burn injury are related to intimacy and sexual function. Find tips and understand more about the role of sexuality and how to improve intimacy after a burn injury.

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Understanding Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Have you or someone you know been diagnosed with PTSD? Are you wondering if you might have PTSD after a traumatic event?

Wellness Getting Back to Life Resources Grief and Trauma PTSD Post-traumatic Stress Disorder Health Jeannie Singleton
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Uses for Anger

ANGER is a powerful emotion. We have a choice as to how we use the energy of anger to make a positive or negative difference in the world.

Wellness Grief and Trauma Resources Anger Professionals Managing Anger
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Victim Triangle

This article delves into the function of the Victim Triangle to contain the pain (unresolved grief, trauma, and toxic anger and shame), in the system. The fuel that runs the victim triangle is guilt and fear and avoidance of personal responsibility. It also points to ways to improve self esteem.

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Victims to Survivors: Addressing the Bullying Problem

This article explores bullying: how to identify it, how it affects adolescents and adults, how to help the victim, and how to prevent the behavior.

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Walking Through the Ashes

After she was burned at age 17, Chris Gilyard faced a long journey of recovery, both physical and emotional, before she could see the colors of life again.

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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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When People Stare

While in the secure cocoon of the burn center, most burn survivors experience extraordinary social support and acceptance. After discharge and return to their familiar community and social activities, they may feel surprised, shocked, or completely overwhelmed as they meet the curious looks and inquisitive eyes of strangers.

Getting Back to Life Wellness For Parents Parent And Child Resources Parent Child Resources Social Skills Brad Wiggins Body Image
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Words, Words, Words – Does It Really Look Good?

Words, words, words . . . when a thermally injured person first enters the hospital for burn care, the first encounter with the medical staff is crucial. Words are used to explain what is wrong with a patient; the severity of the injury; whether the patient will live or die; and what kind of disability might be expected. The words used will often set the tone for the entire hospital stay.

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Workforce Integration: Survivors as Assets In Employment

Are you a survivor returning to work after an injury or looking for new employment? Do you feel like your injuries could keep you from getting hired? Read more to learn how survivors can be an asset in the workforce.

Wellness Getting Back to Life Resources Personal Stories Health Employment Workforce Integration Employed Job Career Jobs Job Opportunity Getting Back to Work Return to Work Employers Helen Christians
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Young Adults:  Relating and Relationships

Connections to one another are a key element of support, security, and moving forward in life. However, burn injury at any point in life can impact or interrupt a burn survivor’s interactions with others. Read about the discussion from the Young Adult panelists on the topic of 'Relating and Relationships' at Phoenix World Burn Congress 2014.

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