Trauma Survivor’s Network

A program for trauma survivors and their families

As a level 1 trauma center, UC Davis Medical Center staff deliver comprehensive trauma care, including therapies that address your immediate medical needs and services that optimize recovery.

We understand that a sudden injury, hospital stay, and lengthy recovery can be filled with uncertainty, anxiety and frustration for our trauma patients.

The Trauma Survivors Network (TSN) at the UC Davis Medical Center is designed to support our trauma patients during their recovery.

Recovering from Injury

Experiencing a major injury can cause a range of strong emotions. For example, it is common for people to feel or experience the following right after being injured:

  • Sadness
  • Nightmares
  • Flashbacks
  • Hopelessness
  • Anxiousness
  • Sleep problems
  • Anger
  • Irritability
  • Grief
  • Self-doubt

These symptoms and emotions are common and normal immediately following an injury.

The Trauma Survivors Network (TSN) is a community of patients and families, like you, who are looking to connect with one another and rebuild their lives after a traumatic injury.

Joining this community can help ease the anxiety and frustration often experienced following a traumatic injury, hospitalization, and recovery process. Some of the benefits of taking part in TSN include:

  • Connecting with others in similar situations, sharing your experiences and learning from other survivors
  • Learning about injuries and recovery from trauma experts
  • Discovering how to meet the challenges of everyday life after injury
  • Giving hope and inspiration to others

Upcoming Programs & Events

May is Trauma Awareness Month!

May 2024 – The entire month of May is focused on raising awareness for trauma survivors, their family/friends, and the trauma professionals who go above and beyond every day. Learn more here .

National Trauma Survivors Day!

May 15, 2024 – The 3rd Wednesday in May is National Trauma Survivors Day! We celebrate together the strength and resiliency of trauma survivors, their family/friends, and the trauma professionals who go above and beyond every day. Learn more here.

NextSteps Online

Ongoing The NextSteps program is a free 6-week self management course designed to recognize that YOU play the most important role in your recovery. based on the principles of self-management. It uses techniques that have been scientifically proven to increase one’s self confidence and sense of empowerment. NextSteps teaches you the skills to become an active self manager of your health and your life. Learn more here.

TSN Coordinators


Esmeralda Huerta & Chevist Johnson
Email Coordinator


4301 X Street
Sacramento, CA 95817



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