Trauma Survivors Network - provided by ATS

Survive. Connect. Rebuild.

A Program of the ATS

Michigan Medicine University of Michigan

The Trauma Burn Center was originally founded in 1959 as the University of Michigan Burn Center - one of the first dedicated burn units in the United States and the first in Michigan.  Burn specialists and researchers developed an international reputation for leadership in research, care and rehabilitation of burn patients.  In 1991, we became the University of Michigan Trauma Burn Center after adding the capability of caring for a wide variety of traumatic injuries, in addition to burns.  The facility was verified as a level 1 Adult Trauma Center in 1993 by the American College of Surgeons, and was verified as a Burn Center in 2000.  Our service is designed to treat patients who suffered multiple traumatic injuries, mostly life-threatening or limb-threatening injuries.  We admit an average of 1450 such patients each year.

 

Our facility is verified as a Level 1 Pediatric and Adult Trauma Center and a Burn Center by the American College of Surgeons (ACS).  What exactly does it mean to be a verified burn and trauma center?  Verified trauma and burn centers offer specialized care, services, equipment, and staff who are trained to treat serious burn and trauma injuries.  To become verified, a center must also demonstrate leadership in research, education, outreach/prevention, system planning, and the ability to care for the most severely injured patients.  Additionally, Level 1 trauma centers serve as a resource to all hospitals caring for injured patients in their region.  National experts in trauma and burn care continually review a center's accomplishments and performance to determine if verification as a Level 1 trauma center should continue.  Verification as a burn center and Level 1 trauma center is a prestigious accomplishment that we are proud to have maintained since our first review.

TSN Coordinator

Cindy Wegryn, BSN, RN
Cindy Wegryn
Email Coordinator

Address
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Room 1B408
Ann Arbor, Michigan, 48109

Telephone
work: 734-936-3690
work: 734-936-3690


Community Resources

Al-Anon Family Groups

www.al-anon.org

Al-Anon offers resources and support to family members and friends of someone who struggles with problem drinking or substance abuse. United States: Telephone: (757) 563-1600 Toll-free Meeting Line: (888) 425-2666 Email: wso@al-anon.org Canada: Telephone: (613) 723-8484 Email: wso@al-anon.ca

Alcoholics Anonymous

www.aa.org

Alcoholics Anonymous provides support and resources for people who struggle with a drinking problem or substance abuse. Confidential group meetings are available throughout the United States and Canada. Use the online locator to find the group and times that meet nearest you.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

www.afsp.org

Mission: Save Lives and Bring Hope to Those Affected by Suicide. Established in 1987, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is a voluntary health organization that gives those affected by suicide a nationwide community empowered by research, education and advocacy to take action against this leading cause of death.

Americans with Disabilities Act

www.ada.gov

The ADA website provides information and technical assistance regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act. 1-800-514-0301 (voice) 1-800-514-0383 (TTY)

ADA National Network

www.adata.org

1-800-949-4232 The ADA National Network provides information, guidance and training on how to implement the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in order to support the mission of the ADA to “assure equality of opportunity, full participation, independent living, and economic self-sufficiency for individuals with disabilities.” ADA specialists help families address complex questions on a wide range of ADA topics such as reasonable accommodations at work, building codes for new construction projects, accessible housing, and transitioning from school to work. ADA specialists also address questions about other disability laws, such as the Fair Housing Act, the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act, and the Rehabilitation Act

American Chronic Pain Association

www.theacpa.org

Since 1980, the ACPA has offered peer support and education in pain management skills to people with pain, family and friends, and health care professionals. The information and tools on this site can help you to better understand your pain and work more effectively with your health care team toward a higher quality of life.

American Trauma Society

www.amtrauma.org/

The American Trauma Society is dedicated to the elimination of needless death and disability from injury. For 50 years, the ATS has served as an advocate for the trauma care system, trauma prevention programs, and survivors of trauma and their families throughout the United States. Our mission is to Save Lives, Improve Care, & Empower Survivors.

AMPOWER

http://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.

Amputee Coalition

www.amputee-coalition.org

https://www.amputee-coalition.org/resources/understand-limb-loss/ The mission of the Amputee Coalition is to reach out to and empower people affected by limb loss to achieve their full potential through education, support and advocacy, and to promote limb loss prevention. Resources and information for children, adults, and families.

Anxiety and Depression Association of America

https://www.adaa.org/

The Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) is dedicated to the prevention, treatment, and cure of anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive, and trauma-related disorders through education, practice, and research. It helps people understand the disorders and educates them about scientifically supported treatments so they can make informed decisions. It also supports professionals who provide treatment and conduct research. Click the link to learn how ADAA could help you or your family.

Brain Injury Association of America

https://www.biausa.org

The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) works to advance awareness, research, treatment, and education to improve the quality of life for adults and children affected by brain injury. BIAA is dedicated to increasing access to quality health care and raising awareness and understanding of brain injury. It has a network of state affiliates, local chapters, and support groups.

Brainline

www.brainline.org

703-998-2020 Brainline provides education and resources about Brain Injury and PTSD for both adult and pediatric survivors and their families. They focus on treatment and recovery information for moderate to severe TBI symptoms in both adults and children.

Center for Disease Control and Prevention: Opioid Overdose Prevention

www.cdc.gov/drugoverdose/prevention/index.html

1-800-232-4636 TTY: 888-232-6348 The Center for Disease Control and Prevention funds national research, specializes in health education, resources, and raising awareness. Some medications, such as prescription opioids, can help relieve pain in the short term but also come with serious risks and potential complications—and should be prescribed and used carefully. The CDC highlights that the best ways to prevent opioid overdose deaths are to improve opioid prescribing, reduce exposure to opioids, prevent misuse, and treat opioid use disorder.

Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation

www.christopherreeve.org

1-800-225-0292 The Reeve Foundation is dedicated to curing spinal cord injury by funding innovative research, and improving the quality of life for people living with paralysis through grants, information and advocacy.

Detox.Com

https://www.detox.com/ptsd/

Information on support for PTSD and Addiction Helpline available 24/7: call 800-483-2193

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.

Hope After Head Injury

http://www.hopeafterheadinjury.com/links---resources

Hope After Head Injury exists to bring hope to those who have been impacted by brain injury in their life, whether going through the experience themselves or caring for a loved one. They understand that the journey through head trauma is a road that when walked alone can be scary and lonely. Through the voices of brain injury survivors and caregivers they provide awareness, encouragement, and hope. Click the link to learn more about Hope After Head Injury.

Mental Health America

www.mentalhealthamerica.net

Mental Health America (MHA) – founded in 1909 – is the nation's leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and to promoting the overall mental health of all Americans. Resources and information for youth, parents, and adults.

National Center for PTSD

https://www.ptsd.va.gov/

The National Center for PTSD offers national resources for trauma survivors and families, which includes information about PTSD, resources such as the PTSD Coach Online, and videos from other survivors and professionals.

National Center for Victims of Crime

https://victimsofcrime.org/

(202) 467-8700 The National Center for Victims of Crimes 1. Advocates for Stronger Rights, Protections, and Services for Crime Victims, 2. Provides Education, Training, and Evaluation, and 3. Serves as a Trusted Source of Current Information on Victims' Issues. This website helps survivors and families find local assistance, learn about crime and its effects, and browse resources to help victims of crime to rebuild their lives. (Also see VictimConnect Resource Center)

National Human Trafficking Hotline

https://humantraffickinghotline.org/

Human Trafficking is a crime in which traffickers use force, fraud, or coercion to control victims for the purpose of engaging in sex acts or labor services against his/her will. If you, or someone you know, are a victim of Human Trafficking, contact the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-888-373-7888, or visit this website.

National Institute of Mental Health

http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/post-traumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd/index.shtml

This website provides mental health education about Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Information includes signs and symptoms of PTSD as well as professional treatment of PTSD. Call 1-866-615-6464 (toll-free) or visit http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/post-traumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd/index.shtml

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a 24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Your call is routed to the nearest crisis center in the national network of more than 150 crisis centers. For assistance, call 1-800-273-TALK (8255), TTY: 1-800-799-4889. The Crisis Text Line is: 741741

Neurocritical Care Society

http://www.neurocriticalcare.org/Family-Patient-Resources/Patient-Family-Support/Patient-Family-Brochure

The Neurocritical Care Society provides and advocates for the highest quality of care for patients with critical neurological illness. It promotes skilled and compassionate patient care, professional collaboration, research, training and education, and advocacy. Click the links to learn more about the the Neurocritical Care Society and view a PDF of its patient and family brochure.

Office of Disability Employment Policy:

www.dol.gov/odep

The Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) is the only non-regulatory federal agency that promotes policies and coordinates with employers and all levels of government to increase workplace success for people with disabilities.

Office of Personal Management, Federal Employment of People with Disabilities:

www.opm.gov/disability

The Federal Government is actively recruiting and hiring persons with disabilities. We offer a variety of exciting jobs, competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and opportunities for career advancement.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/conditions/post-traumatic-stress-disorder

If you have gone through a traumatic experience, it is normal to feel emotions such as distress, fear, helplessness, guilt, shame, or anger. If these symptoms don't go away over time, you may have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Visit this website from Mental Health America to find out about PTSD and ways you can help yourself or a family member who may be suffering from PTSD.

Rehabilitation Services Administration

https://rsa.ed.gov/

Our mission — to provide leadership and resources to assist state and other agencies in providing vocational rehabilitation (VR) and other services to individuals with disabilities to maximize their employment, independence and integration into the community and the competitive labor market.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration National Helpline (SAMHSA)

https://www.samhsa.gov/capt/tools-learning-resources/coping-traumatic-events-resources

This helpline provides 24-hour free and confidential treatment information about mental and/or substance use disorders, prevention, and recovery in English and Spanish. The SAMHSA website also offers a treatment locator to identify local mental health providers. For assistance, call 1-800-662-HELP, TTY: 1-800-487-4889, or visit www.samhsa.gov/

The Friends and Family of Chic Kelly

http://www.chickelly.com

The Friends and Family of Chic Kelly is dedicated to improving the quality of life for victims of spinal cord injury (SCI). It provides funding for SCI individuals to help with educational, physical, or medical needs. It is also committed to finding a cure for spinal cord injury. Visit the website to find out more information and how get involved.

Tri-State Advocacy Project

http://www.tristateadvocacy.com/

The Tri-State Advocacy Project is composed of advocates who have personally faced the challenges of having a family member with a catastrophic injury. They help families navigate the process of working with health insurance, applying for government benefits, and seeking out other community resources. Click the link to see how the Tri-State Advocacy Project could help your family.

United Spinal Association

https://unitedspinal.org

United Spinal Association is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of all people living with spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI/D), including veterans, and providing support and information to loved ones, care providers, and professionals. Its goal is to provide people living with SCI/D with active lifestyle information, peer support, advocacy, and services that maximize their independence and enable them to remain active in their communities. Visit the website for more information.

VictimConnect Resource Center

VictimConnect.org Chat.VictimConnect.org

1-855-4VICTIM (1-855-484-2846) The VictimConnect Resource Center is a referral helpline where crime victims can learn about their rights and options confidentially and compassionately. As a program of the National Center for Victims of Crime, it combines: a telephone-based helpline, online chat, online information, and service referrals


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