Virtual/Call-In Support group is held on the 2nd Monday of every month at 8 pm EST. Special topic Virtual Support Group is also held on various 4th Mondays of the month throughout the year (see schedule below). The group is dedicated for burn survivors and their loved ones. To honor their support needs, we ask that all participants identify within these categories.
The 2nd Monday of every month
September 25, 2023 - Session Topic: Ask the Experts - a Discussion About Self-esteem and Confidence with special gusts Lili Palacios and Rich Casias.
Liliana Palacios grew up in Los Angeles and is a proud mother to three grown-up kids. Over the years, Lili has mainly worked supporting trauma survivors in various capacities. She discovered her passion for community service through her own experience as a burn survivor. Forty-one years ago, at the age of 19, Lili was in a house fire. She attended Phoenix World Burn Congresses throughout the years. Through a fellow burn survivor and her mentor, she learned about the different resources available to the survivor community - which inspired her to get involved in community service.
Rich Casias is a burn survivor and works as a California Professional Geologist in the northern California region. As a Phoenix SOAR Peer Supporter and Peer Support Trainer, he is energized by assisting burn survivors to learn to rebuild their self-confidence and advocate for themselves and others in the burn community.
November 27, 2023 - Session Topic: Navigating Holidays
At the beginning of each support group, basic ground rules will be shared to create a supportive setting. We also ask that everyone acknowledge understanding that this group is focused on peer support for burn survivors and their loved ones, and is not a substitute for local emotional support.
You must sign-up in order to receive instructions and a weblink for joining the group.
To participate, please review our Virtual Group Safety Agreement and then fill out the form below. On the day of the support group, you will receive an email with the web link and additional instructions for joining.
The group is focused on peer-to-peer support for survivors and loved ones. It is facilitated by staff and emotional support providers connected to Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors. Active participation from Phoenix SOAR (Survivors Offering Assistance in Recovery) trained volunteers will be included, and conversation by all participants will make support grow for all present!
Please contact Phoenix Society at firstname.lastname@example.org.