Trauma Survivors Network - provided by ATS

Survive. Connect. Rebuild.

A Program of the ATS

Atrium Health's Carolinas Medical Center

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Atrium Health is one of the nation’s leading and most advanced healthcare organizations. With more than 750 care locations, it provides a full range of healthcare and wellness programs across North and South Carolina. The F.H. "Sammy" Ross Jr. Trauma Center at Atrium Health's Carolinas Medical Center is the region's only Level I Trauma Center. This is the highest level given by the American College of Surgeons. The Trauma Center provides the most advanced trauma care available for injuries that occur in Mecklenburg and the 14 surrounding counties in the Carolinas. The trauma team specializes in complete diagnosis and treatment for all forms of traumatic injury 24 hours a day. Atrium Health's MedCenter Air offers full critical care transport services to patients through ambulance, helicopter and aircraft transportation. This makes access to the best care just minutes away from anywhere in the region. All transportation is equipped and staffed with highly-trained medical and flight specialists to serve as airborne and mobile critical care units. Carolinas Rehabilitation provides the most advanced care through a broad range of medical services. The types of therapy services include physical, occupational, speech, recreational and psychological therapies. Carolinas Rehabilitation offers inpatient facilities, outpatient doctor clinics and outpatient therapy locations. They provide complete rehabilitation care with a focus on quality and safety. Carolinas Trauma Network (CTN) is the region's only clinical network that meets the needs of injured patients across care settings. Because trauma impacts every community and healthcare provider, it is a public health issue. Carolinas Trauma Network is advancing the standard of care for trauma survivors by focusing on evidence-based guidelines and the research efforts of the CTN Research Center of Excellence.


Upcoming Programs & Events

Trauma Family and Friends Snack and Chat

Every Tuesday • 11:00 am - Noon

- For Family and Friends of Patients with Traumatic Injuries - Meet TSN Peer Visitors and hear their stories of strength and recovery after traumatic injury - Learn more about TSN services available to trauma survivors during recovery - Snacks and Drinks are Provided Learn more

TSN Peer Visitation

Tuesdays and Fridays

TSN Peer Visitors are trauma survivors or family members of survivors who are specially trained to offer support and encouragement to new trauma patients and their families. TSN Peer Visitors are volunteers who know what it's like to go through the lengthy recovery process after traumatic injury. They are trained to listen, share their personal survivor stories, and provide support. Peer Visitation is offered in person and over the phone. Learn more

TSN Survivors Group

Group meets the 4th Tuesday of every month (except December) • 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Trauma Survivors are invited to attend monthly support group meetings. During these groups, you will meet other trauma survivors who understand the ups and downs of the recovery process, hear trauma survivors share their personal stories of strength and recovery after a traumatic injury, and learn and discuss ways of building personal strength and confidence after a life-changing injury. Snacks and drinks are provided. Contact Leah Hindel for more information and to sign up to receive reminder e-mails before each group meeting. 2019 TSN Survivors Group dates: January 22, 2019 February 26, 2019 March 26, 2019 April 23, 2019 May 28, 2019 June 25, 2019 July 23, 2019 August 27, 2019 September 24, 2019 October 22, 2019 November 26, 2019 December- TBD Learn more

TSN Family and Friends Group

Group meets the 4th Tuesday of every month (except December) • 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Family members of trauma survivors are invited to monthly support group meetings. During these groups, you will meet other family or friends of trauma survivors and connect with others who understand the impact of trauma on those who support trauma survivor. Drinks and snacks are provided. Family and Friends Group meets in the same location but in a separate room as the TSN Survivors Group. 2019 TSN Family & Friends Group dates: January 22, 2019 February 26, 2019 March 26, 2019 April 23, 2019 May 28, 2019 June 25, 2019 July 23, 2019 August 27, 2019 September 24, 2019 October 22, 2019 November 26, 2019 December- TBD Learn more

TSN Kids Group

Group meets 4th Tuesday of every month (except December) • 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

A safe place for children, who have a family member or friend with a traumatic injury. This is a monthly group where kids can connect with others who have had similar experiences and have fun at the same time. Kids group meets in the same location but a separate room as TSN Survivors and Family & Friends Groups. 2019 TSN Kids Group dates: January 22, 2019 February 26, 2019 March 26, 2019 April 23, 2019 May 28, 2019 June 25, 2019 July 23, 2019 August 27, 2019 September 24, 2019 October 22, 2019 November 26, 2019 December- TBD Learn more

2019 TSN NextSteps Group

Groups meet the second Tuesday of each month from Febuary to July. • 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

NextSteps Group helps survivors build on their strengths and develop new skills to move forward after a serious injury. Trauma Survivors can come alone or bring a friend/loved one along to any or all six group meetings. No child care is available during NextSteps at this time. Groups are co-led by TSN Coordinator, TSN Team Member, and TSN Peer Visitor, who is also a trauma survivor. Please contact Leah Hindel for more information or to sign up to receive reminder e-mails before each NextSteps meeting. 2019 NextSteps Group Topics include: February 12, 2019: Detours on your Life Journey March 12, 2019: Moving Forward April 9, 2019: Managing Emotions after Trauma, Part 1 May 7, 2019: Managing Emotions after Trauma, Part 2 June 11, 2019: Communication with Family/Friends, Medical Team July 9, 2019: Looking Ahead/Overcoming Setbacks Learn more

Charlotte Area Brain Injury Alliance

Group Meets the 1st Tuesday of every month • 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Come meet others who have sustained a traumatic brain injury and learn more about available resources. Contact phone: 704-355-2620 Learn more

Adaptive Sports & Adventures Program (ASAP) of Carolinas Rehabilitation

The Adaptive Sports & Adventures Program (ASAP) provides instruction and opportunities for individuals with physical disabilities to participate in sports, recreational activities and outdoor adventures. Participants include those who have experienced traumatic and non-traumatic injuries and diseases. Sports vary by season and include: Cycling, fishing, golf, kayaking, hunting, rugby, snow skiing, soccer, swimming, tennis and water skiing. Learn more

Brain Injury Alliance of SC

Monthly support groups

The Brain Injury Alliance of SC offers Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) information and resources, support groups, prevention materials, awareness events, plus statewide conferences and workshops for individuals with TBI, caregivers and the general public. Call 1-877-824-3228 or visit www.biausa.org/SC Learn more

Amputee Support Group- Carolinas Rehabilitation Pineville

Second Tuesday of the month • 6:30-8:30

Patients and families are welcome! Directions to meeting: 10648 Park Road -Inpatient Rehab Building Pine room on first floor Turn into CMC Pineville campus at the stoplight. Go straight back past the ER and Maternity Center. Turn right at the stoplight. The inpatient rehab building is on the hill. Enter through the right hand doors and the Pine room is on the left as you walk through the door. Learn more


Community Resources

National Center for PTSD

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

A national resource for trauma survivors, which includes information about PTSD, resources such as the PTSD Coach Online, and videos from other survivors and professionals.

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

https://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.

Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation

https://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. Call 1-800-225-0292 or visit www.christopherreeve.org.

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.

Carolinas Healthcare System- Behavioral Health Programs

http://www.carolinashealthcare.org/behavioral-health

The Behavioral Health Help Line is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to connect you with a mental health professional or to find more information on inpatient or outpatient counseling services or substance use disorder treatment. Call 704-444-2400 or 800-418-2065, or visit http://www.carolinashealthcare.org/behavioral-health

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/

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

Victims of Crimes NC

https://www.ncdps.gov/dps-services/victim-services

The NC Dept. of Public Safety lists services and resources for victims of crimes. Call 919-733-7974 or visit https://www.ncdps.gov/dps-services/victim-services

The Brain Injury Alliance of NC

http://www.bianc.net/

The BIANC offers Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) information and resources, support groups, prevention materials, awareness events, plus statewide conferences and workshops for individuals with TBI, caregivers and the general public. Call 800-377-1464 or 919-833-9634 or visit http://www.bianc.net/

Legal Aid of North Carolina

http://www.legalaidnc.org/

This resource provides free legal services to low income individuals in civil matters throughout the state of North Carolina. Each county has their own Legal Aid Office. To find the office in your county, call 1-866-219-5262 (LANC) or visit http://www.legalaidnc.org/

SC Vicitms Assistance Network

http://www.scvan.org/

The SC Victims Assistance Network provides services and resources for victims in SC. Call 803-750-1200 or Toll free: 888-852-1900. Visit online http://www.scvan.org/ or http://www.scvan.org/resource-directory.html

SC Legal Services

http://www.sclegal.org and https://www.lawhelp.org/SC

This resource provides free legal services in a wide variety of civil (non-criminal) legal matters to eligible low income residents of South Carolina. SCLS serves residents statewide with local field offices. They strive to provide standardized and equal access to basic legal services for low income SC residents. If you need civil legal help but cannot afford an attorney, you may call SC Legal Services to determine eligibility. Call the Legal Aid Telephone Intake Service at (803) 744-9430 or call 1-888-346-5592. You can visit online at http://www.sclegal.org or www.lawhelp.org/SC If you are not eligible for free legal help, call the SC Bar Lawyer Referral Service at (803) 799-7100 or 1-800-868-2284.

The Brain Injury Alliance of SC

www.biausa.org/SC

The BIASC offers Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) information and resources, support groups, prevention materials, awareness events, plus statewide conferences and workshops for individuals with TBI, caregivers and the general public. Call 1-877-824-3228 or visit www.biausa.org/SC

Peer & Family Support Program- spinal cord injury

http://s3.amazonaws.com/reeve-assets-production/PFSP-Brochure-2017.pdf

From the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation

Paralysis Resource Guide

http://s3.amazonaws.com/reeve-assets-production/English-PRG-2017_Smaller.pdf

From the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation

Military & Veterans Program for Spinal Cord Injury

http://s3.amazonaws.com/reeve-assets-production/MVP-Brochure_bi-fold_FINAL.pdf

From the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation

Autonomic Dysreflexia

http://s3.amazonaws.com/reeve-assets-production/AD-Guide-Adult-5-18.pdf

From the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation

Deep Vein Thrombosis- spinal cord injury

http://s3.amazonaws.com/reeve-assets-production/DVT-Guide-web-5-16.pdf

From the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation

Sepsis- spinal cord injury

http://s3.amazonaws.com/reeve-assets-production/Sepsis-Guide_web-5-16.pdf

From the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation

Bladder Management- spinal cord injury

http://s3.amazonaws.com/reeve-assets-production/2016BladderMgmtToolkit.pdf

From the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation

Bowel Management- spinal cord injury

http://s3.amazonaws.com/reeve-assets-production/Bowel-Mgmt-Brochure_FINAL.pdf

From the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation

Pressure Injuries and Skin Management- spinal cord injury

http://s3.amazonaws.com/reeve-assets-production/Skin-Care-Booklet-FINAL-2017.pdf

From the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation

Managing Spasticity- spinal cord injury

http://s3.amazonaws.com/reeve-assets-production/Managing-Spasticity_-FINAL.pdf

From the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation

Parenting with a Disability: Know Your Rights

http://s3.amazonaws.com/reeve-assets-production/Parenting-Booklet-Digital_Finalv2.pdf

From the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation


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