Phoenix UBelong

A Four-Day Event for Kids, Teens, Young Adults & Families

Phoenix UBelong program for Youth, Teens, and Young Adults - 2016

We welcome young burn survivors, their siblings and parents, or children of burn survivors to a unique four-day experience within Phoenix World Burn Congress, run by a collaborative team of experts from around the country.

Programs by Age

This memorable experience is designed specifically for youth and their families who are navigating the journey of burn recovery. Through fun and interactive sessions, Phoenix Ubelong engages four groups:

  • UBelong Childcare; professional childcare for infants to 6 years old
  • UBelong Youth and Teens, ages 7 to 17 years old
  • UBelong Young Adults, ages 18 to 25 years old
  • UBelong Parents, with a separate workshop and support groups

Phoenix UBelong 2016 - girl decorates a project "shoe"Over four days, participants will build their connections to fellow burn survivors and the burn community, while discovering new tools and resources to guide their personal recovery. Age-appropriate sessions will be offered on a range of issues, including:

  • Questions from peers and others
  • Staring
  • Changed friendships
  • Teasing or bullying
  • Growing up with scars
  • Looking ahead to dating

Phoenix UBelong Parents

A loved one’s burn injury can cause a range of impacts on individual family members, their relationships with each other, and overall family functioning.  Special family-focused programming at Phoenix WBC will address the impact of a burn injury on the entire family.

2016 Phoenix UBelong Slideshow!

Experience the fun, healing, and peer support connections that take place throughout the UBelong Youth and Teen Program.  Watch the video from our recent Phoenix World Burn Congress: