Trauma Survivors Network - provided by ATS

Survive. Connect. Rebuild.

A Program of the ATS

University of Cincinnati Medical Center

UC Health Trauma Care

The Region’s Highest Level of Trauma Care

When life is at stake — from a fall, motor vehicle crash or other traumatic injury — the Trauma team of UC Health snaps into action with the fastest and most extensive critical care in the region.

 

We are the region’s only verified Adult Level I Trauma Center. That means the right mix of specialists and medical resources the patient needs is available at a moment’s notice. The team is already here at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center 24/7 — not “on their way” — which gives our patients the best chance of survival. The Level III Trauma Center team at West Chester Hospital extends our ability to deliver life-saving care. They serve our northern Cincinnati community with the same physicians that serve University of Cincinnati Medical Center’s Level I Trauma Center.

 

Reaching the Community

Trauma is a leading cause of death for people under the age of 44. If it touches you or a loved one, our quick and comprehensive care can prevent the loss of life or limb. You benefit from the full spectrum of trauma services — from the pre-hospital phase when we coordinate with emergency responders at the scene, through the rehabilitation process, as patients adjust to limits caused by injury and are on the road to return to normal functioning.

 

We also study how injuries happen, to find ways to prevent them. We use that information to develop prevention and outreach programs that encourage smart actions and safe behaviors that will keep your loved ones out of harm’s way.

TSN Coordinator

Regina Menninger
RMenninger
Email Coordinator

Address
234 Goodman Street
Cincinnati, Ohio, 45219

Telephone
work: 513-584-5382
cell: 513-675-1057


Upcoming Programs & Events

May is Trauma Awareness Month!

May 2020

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

National Trauma Survivors Day!

May 20, 2020

The 3rd Weds. 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


Community Resources

Al-Anon Family Groups

https://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. Contact Information: (757) 563-1600 [U.S.] / (613) 723-8484 [Canada]

Alcoholics Anonymous

https://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. Contact Information: (704) 332-4387

Rehab Spot

https://www.rehabspot.com/

Rehab Spot is an information hub that focuses on educating individuals on the treatment process: from selection, to what they can expect during treatment, to entering back into a drug-free life. Their goal is to lessen the stigma of addiction and empower those who are struggling with mental health find the treatment they deserve. Contact Information: 1-877-416-1550

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

https://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. Contact Information: 1-888-333-2377

Americans with Disabilities Act

https://www.ada.gov/

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

ADA National Network

https://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. Contact Information: 1-800-949-4232

American Chronic Pain Association

https://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. Contact Information: (916) 632-0922

American Trauma Society

https://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. Contact Information: (800) 556-7890

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

http://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. Contact Information: (888) 267-5669

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. Contact Information: 240-485-1001

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. Contact Information: (877) 995-7674

Brainline

http://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. Contact Information: 703-998-2020

Center for Disease Control and Prevention: Opioid Overdose Prevention

http://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. Contact Information: 1-800-232-4636

Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation

http://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. Contact Information: 1-800-225-0292

Detox.Com

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

Information on support for PTSD and Addiction, Helpline available 24/7: 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. Contact Information: (415) 434-3388

Hope After Head Injury

https://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

http://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. Contact Information: (703) 684-7722

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. Contact Information: (802) 296-5132

National Center for Victims of Crime

https://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). Contact Information: (202) 467-8700

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 the 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 their website.

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 Neurocritical Care Society and view a PDF of its patient and family brochure. Contact Information: (312) 321-5159

Office of Disability Employment Policy

http://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. Contact Information: 1-866-487-2365

Office of Personnel Management, Federal Employment of People with Disabilities

http://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. Contact Information: (202) 606-0017

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. Contact Information: 1-800-872-5327

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

https://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 the website.

The Friends and Family of Chic Kelly

http://www.chickelly.com/

The Friends and Family of Chic Kelly is an organization 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 to get involved. Contact Information: chickelly@chickelly.com

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. Contact Information: (888) 454-0345

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. Contact Information: 718-803-3782

VictimConnect Resource Center

https://www.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. Contact Information: 1-855-4VICTIM (1-855-484-2846)

Center for Disease Control and Prevention: Youth Violence Prevention Resources

https://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. Contact Information: 1-800-232-4636 / TTY: 888-232-6348

Child Help

http://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. Contact Information: 1-800- 4-A-Child (1-800- 422-4453)

Child Mind Institute

https://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. Contact Information: (212) 308-3118

Coalition to Support Grieving Students

https://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. Contact Information: 77-53-NCSCB (877-536-2722)

National Alliance for Grieving Children

https://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. Contact Information: (866) 432-1542

National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement (NCSCB)

https://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. Contact Information: (213) 821-6869

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. Contact Information: info@nctsn.org

Phoenix Society—Resources for Parents 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 a life-long process. They focus on information and resources for families of survivors in recovery. Contact Information: 800-888-2876 or 616-458-2773

Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide

http://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. Contact Information: (732) 410-7900

The Trevor Project

http://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. Contact Information: 866-488-7386 (Crisis Lifeline for LGBTQ Youth)

Teen Line

http://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. Contact Information: Call 1-800-852-8336 or Text “TEEN” to 839863

U.S. Department of Education – A Guide to Education Programs

https://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. Contact Information: 1-800-621-3115

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

https://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. Contact Information: 1-800-621-3115

Understood

http://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. Contact Information: support@understood.org

You Can NOT Be Replaced

http://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. Contact Information: youcannotbereplaced@gmail.com

Youth.Gov

http://www.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. Contact Information: 1-877-231-7843

American Addiction Center

https://americanaddictioncenters.org/rehab-guide

The mission of American Addiction Center is to provide quality, compassionate, and innovative care to adults struggling with addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders. Through comprehensive and customized treatment plans, they instill hope that long-term recovery is possible. Their purpose and passion are to empower you, your family, and your community by helping you achieve recovery and optimal wellness of the mind, body, and spirit. Contact Information: (888) 969-4402

Alcohol.org

https://www.alcohol.org/

Alcohol.org is a leading provider of both residential and outpatient addiction treatment services. It aims to provide tools and resources to draw attention to the pervasiveness of alcoholism and challenge the status quo of America’s drinking culture. Contact Information: 866-636-1563

Project Know

https://www.projectknow.com/co-occurring-disorders/

Project Know aims to inform parents and family members of those struggling with addiction, as well as addicts and alcoholics themselves, about the options available for treating addiction. With a library of original content, as well as content from our sister site Child.net (launched 1998, now merged here), and a national directory of teen resources, addiction therapists, treatment centers, and sober living providers, we educate in simple language. Contact Information: 1-877-346-4097


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