Oklahoma Children’s Hospital at OU Health (181)


At Oklahoma’s only Level 1 Trauma Center, you’ll find pediatric physicians and specially trained trauma doctors working together to deal with the effects of traumatic injury on growing bodies. These pediatric trauma experts treat life-threatening situations by delivering the highest level of trauma care in the region. And they coordinate your child’s care between the Trauma Center and Oklahoma Children’s Hospital through a multidisciplinary team-based approach.


TSN Coordinator

Catheren Miller, MSW, LCSW
Email Coordinator

1200 Children’s Ave
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 73104

cell: 405-625-9037
work: 405-271-1709

Upcoming Programs & Events

Caregiver Support Group

Mondays • 6:00 pm- 7:00 pm CSTThis is a support group for caregivers. If interested contact the Trauma Coordinator and they will send a referral. They will then add your email to the caregiver support group list and links are sent weekly to provide online access.

Grief Support Group

EVERY OTHER MONDAY, JANUARY TO MAY • 6:30-7:30 pmCalm Waters Grief Support Groups are ongoing. Families, children, ages 3 to 18, and individuals, may join a support group at any time and attend as long as needed.

Community Forum

Link up with other survivors and their families for information, support and hope.


Class begins October 12, 2022NextSteps is a free online program to help you manage your life after a serious injury. You can engage in the weekly education modules and live chats with other trauma survivors. NextSteps can help you explore the ways your life has changed after traumatic injury and how you can move forward on your journey. This program can help you manage difficult emotions and find the courage to achieve your goals. Join us!

Community Resources

American Red Cross

https://www.redcross.org/take-a-class/online-safety-classes Be prepared to provide care at home, at school or in your community by learning the appropriate care to provide for first aid, breathing and cardiac emergencies. Taken entirely online only.


www.empoweringamputees.org The mission of AMPOWER is to empower and strengthen those affected by amputation or limb difference through peer mentorship, educational resources, and community events.


www.brainline.org Brain injury facts, information, symptoms and support. Resources for preventing, treating, and living with brain injury. This is a terrific site and a valuable resource for survivors, their families, and professionals.

Catholic Charities

https://www.catholiccharitiesok.org/ Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City serves those in need, regardless of their faith, through transformative, empowering and dignity-affirming social service programs that seek to eliminate material, emotional and spiritual poverty across Central and Western Oklahoma.

Coping Books for children with Spinal Cord Injuries

https://www.spinalcord.com/blog/coping-books-for-children-with-spinal-cord-injuries Explaining the injury to your child can feel daunting. But the right book offers hope, information, and reassurance that you aren’t alone. Check out these supportive, compassionate, and entertaining books for children with spinal cord injuries.

Family Caregiver Alliance

https://www.caregiver.org/hospital-discharge-planning-guide-families-and-caregivers The Family Caregiver Alliance addresses the needs of family and friends providing long-term care for loved ones at home. It provides support, information, and tools to manage the complex demands of caregiving. These include online support and resources, navigators to help locate support services by state, and the National Center on Caregiving which unites research, policy, and practice to develop cost-effective programs for caregivers. Click the link to find out more about how FCA could help you or your family.

Latino Community Development Center

https://lcdaok.com/ LCDA provides a variety of services for child development, health, prevention, treatment, and youth development.

National Child Traumatic Stress Network

https://www.nctsn.org/ The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) was created to increase access to services for children and families who experience or witness traumatic events. This network provides resources and education about Trauma-Informed Care and how trauma impacts children and families.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

suicidepreventionlifeline.org The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We’re committed to improving crisis services and advancing suicide prevention by empowering individuals, advancing professional best practices, and building awareness. 1-800-273-8255

Oklahoma Chapter United Spinal Association

https://unitedspinal.org/chapter/oklahoma-chapter-of-united-spinal-association/ The Oklahoma Chapter of United Spinal Association is a 501(c)3 organization that serves individuals and families affected by spinal cord injuries and disease through peer mentoring, advocacy, and support resources for persons living with paralysis and their family members. 1-800-962-9629

Oklahoma CF-CBT

https://oklahomatfcbt.org/ccan-cts-program The Child Trauma Services (CTS) Program is a part of the Children’s Hospital at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC) in Oklahoma City. By visiting our program website, you are taking a positive step in your child’s and family’s healing from trauma.

Oklahoma Parents Center

https://oklahomaparentscenter.org/resources/ The Center for Parent Information & Resources offers a broad range of childhood disability resources, most of which are also available in Spanish. It serves as a national information resource on disabilities in infants, toddlers, children and youth. Scroll down the Resources page to view an array of information on K-12 issues for accommodations at school, career and college readiness, the IEP process, how to develop effective practices and enable parent advocacy.

Phoenix Society—Resources for Caregivers and Children

https://www.phoenix-society.org/resources/parent-child-resources The Phoenix Society is a strong voice for burn survivors, their families, and their caretakers—advocating that healing is life-long process. They focus on information and resources for families of survivors in recovery.

Respite Voucher Program

Provides financial assistance to caregivers in the form of vouchers that can be used to pay for respite care so the caregiver can take a break. There are income guidelines. Family can call numbers provided and request respite voucher application. They will determine if applicant qualifies. Approval process may take several weeks. Vouchers are awarded based on availability of funds. 405-271-4550 1-888-771-4550

Sunbeam Family Services

https://sunbeamfamilyservices.org/ Sunbeam’s therapists support families and children from birth through adolescence providing a mental health continuum of care to include promotion, prevention, intervention and treatment. Service array consists of: infant/early childhood mental health, dyadic and interaction-focused therapies, trauma informed care, emotional health, and whole child well-being. Our skilled and caring staff are guided by evidence-based strategies and work collaboratively with families to develop care plans that are individualized. 405-528-7721


www.understood.org Understood is a combined effort from 15 nonprofit organizations that have joined together to support caregivers of children with learning and attention issues throughout their journey. They provide information and resources to help caregivers to help their children unlock their strengths and reach their full potential. The professionals who advise caregivers on Understood include educators, learning and attention specialists, physicians, psychologists, lawyers and more. They share a commitment to children with learning and attention issues.