Trauma Survivors Network - provided by ATS

Survive. Connect. Rebuild.

A Program of the ATS

University of Vermont Medical Center

As Vermont's only Level I Trauma Center-and the first in the U.S. to be verified for both children and adults-you can be assured that you and your family have access to the most advanced trauma surgery and surgical critical care available in the event of a serious injury or accident.

 

Located in Burlington, the University of Vermont Medical Center serves the communities of Northern New York and Vermont.

As a Level I Trauma Center, we meet or exceed strict national standards in providing the highest level of specialty care to trauma patients. As a referral center, we provide advanced-level trauma surgery and critical care, around the clock, 365 days a year, for any type of emergency. We care for approximately 1,000 trauma victims each year-people who have been critically injured in car, hunting or skiing accidents, as well as fires, drownings or shootings, among other incidents.

TSN Coordinator

Address
111 Colchester Ave, Smith 240
Burlington, Vermont, 05401

Telephone
work: 802-847-2291


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

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. 1-800-949-4232

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

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

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

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

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. 703-998-2020

Center for Disease Control and Prevention: Opioid Overdose Prevention

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

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. 1-800-232-4636 TTY: 888-232-6348

Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation

www.christopherreeve.org

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. 1-800-225-0292

Detox.Com

www.detox.com/ptsd/

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

Family Caregiver Alliance

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

www.hopeafterheadinjury.com

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.

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

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

www.victimsofcrime.org

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). (202) 467-8700

National Human Trafficking Hotline

www.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.

National Institute of Mental Health

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) .

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

www.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

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

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

www.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)

www.samhsa.gov

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/capt/tools-learning-resources/coping-traumatic-events-resources

The Friends and Family of Chic Kelly

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

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

www.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

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 1-855-4VICTIM (1-855-484-2846) Chat.VictimConnect.org

Center for Disease Control and Prevention: Youth Violence Prevention Resources

www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/youthviolence/index.html

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention funds national research and specializes in health education, resources, and raising awareness. Youth violence is a serious problem that can have lasting harmful effects on victims and their family, friends, and communities. Youth Violence Prevention efforts should aim to reduce factors that place youth at risk for perpetrating violence, and promote factors that protect youth at risk for violence. Many prevention tools have been developed and implemented; many of these prevention programs and strategies have been evaluated, and found to be effective at preventing violence and related behaviors among youth. 1-800-232-4636 TTY: 888-232-6348

Child Help

www.childhelp.org/hotline/

The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline is dedicated to the prevention of child abuse. Serving the U.S. and Canada, the hotline is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with professional crisis counselors who—through interpreters—provide assistance in over 170 languages. The hotline offers crisis intervention, information, and referrals to thousands of emergency, social service, and support resources. All calls are confidential. 1-800- 4-A-Child (1-800- 422-4453)

Child Mind Institute

www.childmind.org/our-impact/trauma-response/trauma-resources

The Child Mind Institute is an independent, national nonprofit dedicated to transforming the lives of children and families struggling with mental health and learning disorders. The Child Mind Institute has prepared free trauma resources to aid parents, educators, and other adults in talking to children and adolescents about potentially traumatic events and identifying those who might benefit from more focused professional attention.

Coalition to Support Grieving Students

www.grievingstudents.org

The Coalition’s purpose is to create and share a set of industry-endorsed resources that will empower school communities across America in the ongoing support of their grieving students. They provide education and resources to help support students in response to the death of a loved one, school violence/shootings, etc.

National Alliance for Grieving Children

www.childrengrieve.org/

The National Alliance for Grieving Children (NAGC) is a nonprofit organization that raises awareness about the needs of children and teens who are grieving a death and provides education and resources for anyone who supports them. The NAGC is a nationwide network to promote best practices, education, and critical resources to support the mental, emotional and physical health of grieving children and their families.

National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement (NCSCB)

www.schoolcrisiscenter.org

The National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement (NCSCB) at the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work is dedicated to helping schools support their students through crisis and loss. They assist schools and communities in the U.S. and abroad cope in the aftermath of tragedy in helping to support resilience after crisis and traumatic events.

National Child Traumatic Stress Network

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.

Phoenix Society—Resources for Parents and Children

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.

Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide

www.sptsusa.org/

The mission of the Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide is to reduce the number of youth suicides and attempted suicides by encouraging public awareness through the development and promotion of educational training programs.

The Trevor Project

www.thetrevorproject.org

Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award®-winning short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24. 866-488-7386 (Crisis Lifeline for LGBTQ Youth)

Teen Line

www.teenlineonline.org

TEEN LINE was created in 1980 by a group of mental health professionals who, through their personal work with teenagers, realized that a more inclusive approach to adolescent mental health was needed. After extensive research and consultation, TEEN LINE – a teen-to-teen hotline with community outreach services – was born. Call 1-800-852-8336 or Text “TEEN” to 839863

Understood

www.understood.org

Understood is a combined effort from 15 nonprofit organizations that have joined together to support parents of children with learning and attention issues throughout their journey. They provide information and resources to help parents to help their children unlock their strengths and reach their full potential. The professionals who advise parents on Understood include educators, learning and attention specialists, physicians, psychologists, lawyers and more. They share a commitment to children with learning and attention issues. https://www.understood.org/en/school-learning/your-childs-rights/basics-about-childs-rights/individuals-with-disabilities-education-act-idea-what-you-need-to-know

U.S. Department of Education

www2.ed.gov/parents/needs/speced/iepguide/index.html

The purpose of this guidance is to assist educators, parents, and state and local educational agencies in implementing the requirements of Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) regarding Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) for children with disabilities, including preschool-aged children.

U.S. Department of Education’s Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

sites.ed.gov/idea/

Find information for children with disabilities and their families who want to explore resources on infants, toddlers, children, and youth with disabilities

You Can NOT Be Replaced

www.youcannotbereplaced.com

You Can NOT Be Replaced began in 2012 after the loss of a 7th student to suicide from our local high school. Our goal is to reduce the factors that can contribute to someone in crisis while empowering young people and families to improve relationships, communication, and trust.

Youth.gov

Youth.gov

This is a U.S. government website that helps you create, maintain, and strengthen effective youth programs. Included are youth facts, funding information, and tools to help you assess community assets, generate maps of local and federal resources, search for evidence-based youth programs, and keep up-to-date on the latest, youth-related news.

Kid Safe VT

www.kidsafevt.org

KidSafe is the only independent Chittenden County, Vermont agency focused solely on keeping our community working together to prevent and address child abuse and neglect. KidSafe’s mission is to engage community groups, individuals and agencies to work together to improve our community’s prevention of and response to child abuse and neglect. We envision a Vermont in which every child grows up healthy and able to live up to their full potential.

Brain Injury Association of Vermont

www.biavt.org

The mission of the Brain Injury Association of Vermont is to create a better future for people affected by brain injury through prevention, education, advocacy and support. Our vision is to bring Vermont to a place where brain injuries are prevented and those who already have a brain injury can get all the help they need. *Toll-Free Helpline: 1(877) 856-1772

Frymoyer Resource Center

www.uvmhealth.org/medcenter/Pages/Wellness-Resources/Community-Health-Resource-Center.aspx

The Frymoyer Community Health Resource Center is a community resource center providing answers to your health-related questions. Through our extensive research library and community partnerships we are able to offer free, personalized assistance to help you find information about medical conditions, healthier lifestyle habits, and make informed healthcare decisions.

Stop the Bleed

www.uvmhealth.org/stopthebleed

Stop the Bleed is a national campaign started by the American College of Surgeons that supports the Presidential Policy Directive for national preparedness. The campaign offers a course that teaches individuals the proper techniques to stop uncontrolled bleeding after an injury. Join us for this FREE course. Register today.

Vermont Department of Mental Health

www.mentalhealth.vermont.gov

The Department of Mental Health oversees the publicly-funded community-based and inpatient services to Vermonters to ensure early intervention and mental health treatment and supports as needed to live, work, learn, and participate fully in their communities.

Safe Kids Vermont

www.uvmhealth.org/medcenter/Pages/Wellness-Resources/Safety-Programs/Safe-Kids-Vermont.aspx

Safe Kids Vermont (SKV) is a non-profit organization made up of individuals and organizations from around the state of Vermont dedicated to preventing unintentional injuries in children. SKV is a member of Safe Kids Worldwide, a global network of similar organizations with the common mission of keeping kids safe.

Be Seat Smart

www.beseatsmart.org

There’s nothing more important than keeping our children safe. As a parent, you may find it difficult to sort out conflicting or confusing car safety seat information as your child develops and grows. Certified safety technicians are available to help you at free Child Safety Seat Checks and Fitting Stations throughout Vermont. Technicians are available at some fitting stations that are trained to work with families and children with special healthcare needs.

Northern New England Poison Control Center

www.nnepc.org

The Northern New England Poison Center is your source for fast information and expert advice. Whether you’ve taken too much medicine, spilled a chemical on your skin or just have a question, we are here for you. Live chat and texting are available, or you can call 1-800-222-1222.

Driver Rehabilitation Program

www.uvmhealth.org/medcenter/pages/departments-and-programs/driver-rehabilitation.aspx

Driver Rehabilitation provides a thorough evaluation and appropriate treatment for people with conditions that may affect their ability to drive safely such as stroke, a traumatic injury, or visual impairment. Based on your abilities, our clinicians will develop a safe driving plan and suitable treatment. For more information on specific Driver Rehabilitation programs, or any other questions that you may have, please contact us at 802-847-3140.

Vermont Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living

dail.vermont.gov

Programs and services for those with Physical Disabilities, Including TBI, Working with Disabilities, and Assistive Technology.

Vermont Assistive Technology Program

atp.vermont.gov

The Vermont Assistive Technology Program (VATP) is Vermont’s federal AT Act Program. The AT Act programs operate under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Administration for Community Living.The AT Act Programs help individuals of all ages find accessible solutions to overcome barriers at home, work, and in the community as related to disability and aging related needs. They offer free equipment demonstrations, free 30-day equipment loans, and more!

Vermont Division of Vocational Rehabilitation

vocrehab.vermont.gov

Vocrehab offers free, flexible services to any Vermonter or employer dealing with a disability that affects employment. We partner with human service providers and employers across Vermont to help people with disabilities realize their full potential.


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