Trauma Survivors Network - provided by ATS

Survive. Connect. Rebuild.

A Program of the ATS

**Trauma Survivors Network (Unaffiliated)

Welcome to the Trauma Survivors Network (TSN), a program of the American Trauma Society. We're glad you are here.

TSN programs are growing throughout the United States and Canada in Trauma Centers, Pediatric Trauma Centers, and Rehabilitation Hospitals.

 

You can become a member of the TSN for FREE and receive quarterly TSN Newsletters and updates.

To join the TSN, click here:  https://www.traumasurvivorsnetwork.org/signup

 

Connect with us on Social Media: 

Facebook: @TraumaSurvivorsNetwork

Instagram and Twitter: @TraumaSurvivors

LinkedIn: @American Trauma Society

 

 

TSN Coordinator

Eileen Flores, MSW, LCSW
EileenFlores
Email Coordinator

Address
201 Park Washington Court
Falls Church, Virginia, 22046

Telephone
work: 703-399-6001


Upcoming Programs & Events

May is Trauma Awareness Month!

May 2019

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 15, 2019

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

Trauma Survivor Reception

May 22, 2019 • 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

A celebration of the lives of our trauma patients after injury and through recovery. Learn more


Community Resources

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

RECURSOS PARA HISPANOHABLANTES (Resources for Spanish Speakers):

Al-Anon Family Groups [Grupos Familiares Al-Anon]

https://al-anon.org/es/

Al-Anon ofrece respaldo y recursos diseñados para familiares y amistades de personas que sufren de problemas con el alcohol y las drogas. Información de Contacto: (757) 563-1600 / (888) 425-2666

Alcoholics Anonymous [Alcohólicos Anónimos]

https://www.aa.org/pages/es_ES

Alcohólicos Anónimos provee apoyo y recursos a gente que sufre de problemas con el alcohol o las drogas. La organización tiene disponible grupos privados de encuentro a través de los Estados Unidos y Canadá. Si tienes interes en sus servicios, utilza el localizador en línea para encontrar los grupos que se reúnen cerca de ti y los tiempos en los que ellos se reúnen. Información de Contacto: (704) 332-4387

Americans with Disabilities Act [Decreto para Americanos con Discapacidades]

https://www.justice.gov/crt/secci-n-de-derechos-en-razon-discapacidad

La página web de la ADA provee información y apoyo técnico con respecto al Decreto para Americanos con Discapacidades. Información de Contacto: 1-800-514-0301 (Voz) / 1-800-514-0383 (TTY)

American Chronic Pain Association [La Asociación Americana para el Dolor Crónico]

https://www.theacpa.org/

Desde 1980, la ACPA ha brindado servicios tales como el apoyo entre iguales y educación en técnicas para el manejo del dolor, particularmente a las personas que padecen de dolor, así como a sus familiares, sus amigos, y a los médicos profesionales. La información y las herramientas en este sitio web podrán ayudarte, junto con tu equipo médico, a comprender tu dolor y tu trabajo más eficientemente hacia una calidad de vida superior. Información de Contacto: (916) 632-0922

Amputee Coalition [La Coalición para las Personas Amputadas]

https://www.amputee-coalition.org/coaliciondeamputados/

La misión de la Coalición para las Personas Amputadas es empoderar – a través de la educación, el apoyo, y la abogacía – a la gente afectada por la pérdida de extremidades, para que puedan ellos alcanzar su potencial y para promover la prevención de la perdida de extremidades. En ella encontraras recursos para niños, adultos, y familias. Información de Contacto: 888-267-5669

Anxiety and Depression Association of America [La Asociación Americana para la Ansiedad y la Depresión]

https://adaa.org/

La Asociación Americana para la Ansiedad y la Depresión (ADAA), a través de la educación, la práctica, y la investigación, se dedica a la prevención, el tratamiento y la curación de la ansiedad, la depresión, el trastorno obsesivo-compulsivo, y los trastornos relacionados al trauma. La organización promueve el conocimiento de los trastornos, y provee educación sobre los tratamientos corroborados científicamente, para que las personas puedan tomar decisiones a base de información confiable. La organización también apoya a los profesionales que proporcionan tratamiento y que se ejercen en la investigación. Visita el enlace de internet para aprender como la ADAA podría ayudarte a ti y a tu familia. Información de Contacto: 240-485-1001

Brainline [Línea Telefónica para el Cerebro]

https://www.brainline.org/features/en-espa%C3%B1ol

Brainline proporciona educación sobre, y recursos para, las lesiones cerebrales y el Trastorno por Estrés Postraumático a los adultos y sobrevivientes pediátricos (y sus familiares). La organización se enfoca en el tratamiento de, e información sobre, la recuperación de los síntomas de la Lesiones Cerebrales Traumáticas (TBI) en adultos y niños. Información de Contacto: 703-998-2020

Center for Disease Control and Prevention – Opioid Overdose Prevention [El Centro para el Control y la Prevención de las Enfermedades – La Prevención de la Sobredosis de Opiáceos]

https://www.cdc.gov/spanish/

El Centro para el Control y la Prevención de las Enfermedades (CDC) financia la investigación nacional de la salud y se especializa en la educación, el desarrollo de recursos, y la concientización de la misma. Ciertos medicamentos, tales como los opiáceos recetados, pueden aliviar el dolor a corto plazo, pero también entrañan graves riesgos y posibles complicaciones—y por lo tanto deberían ser recetados y utilizados cuidadosamente. La CDC enfatiza que las mejores formas para prevenir las muertes causadas por la sobredosis de opiáceos incluyen mejorar la prescripción de opiáceos, reducir el riesgo proveniente de opiáceos, prevenir su uso indebido, y tratar el trastorno por uso de opiáceos. Información de Contacto: 1-800-232-4636 / TTY: 888-232-6348

Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation [Fundación Christopher y Dana Reeve]

https://www.christopherreeve.org/es/international/top-paralysis-topics-in-spanish

La Fundación Reeve se dedica a la curación de las lesiones de la medula espinal, financiando investigación innovadora, y mejorando – a través de subsidios, información, y abogacía – la calidad de vida de la gente que padece de parálisis. Información de Contacto: 1-800-225-0292

Family Caregiver Alliance [Alianza de Cuidadores Familiares]

https://www.caregiver.org/spanish

La Alianza de Cuidadores Familiares (FCA) se dedica a abordar las necesidades de familias y amigos que proveen cuidado prolongado a seres queridos en casa. La organización proporciona respaldo, información, y herramientas para manejar las exigencias que provienen del cuidado. En ello se incluye el apoyo y recursos por internet, los navegadores para localizar servicios de asistencia en cada Estado, y el Centro Nacional de Cuidado, que unifica la investigación, las normas o pólizas, y la práctica para desarrollar iniciativas económicas para cuidadores. Visita el enlace para más información sobre la FCA y como esta podría ayudarte a ti y a tu familia. Información de Contacto: 800-445-8106

Mental Health America [América para la Salud Mental]

https://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/

America para la Salud Mental (MHA) – fundada en 1909 – es la organización sin fines de lucro más importante en la nación dedicada a abordar las necesidades de las personas que sufren de problemas con la salud mental y a promover el fortalecimiento de la salud mental de todos los cuidados americanos. En ella encontraras recursos e información para jóvenes, padres, y adultos. Información de Contacto: http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/contact-us

National Center for PTSD [El Centro Nacional para el Trastorno de Estrés Postraumático]

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

El Centro Nacional para el Trastorno de Estrés Postraumático ofrece recursos nacionales a las personas (y sus familias) que sobreviven eventos traumáticos. Ello incluye información acerca del Trastorno de Estrés Postraumático (PTSD), otros recursos tales como el entrenamiento por internet para PTSD, y videos de otros sobrevivientes y profesionales. Información de Contacto: 1-800-273-8255

National Human Trafficking Hotline [Línea Telefónica Nacional del Tráfico Humano]

https://humantraffickinghotline.org/obtenga-ayuda

El tráfico humano es un crimen en el cual los traficantes utilizan la fuerza, el fraude, o la coerción para controlar las víctimas, y contra de su voluntad obligarles a ser participe en actos sexuales o en comercio sexual. Si tú eres víctima (o alguien quien tú conoces es víctima) del tráfico humano, comunícate con la organización a través de la Línea Telefónica Nacional del Tráfico Humano o visitando su enlace de internet. Información de Contacto: 1-888-373-7888

National Institute of Mental Health [Instituto Nacional para la Salud Mental]

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

Este sitio de internet proporciona educación sobre la salud mental en el área del Trastorno de Estrés Postraumático (PTSD). En dicha información se incluye las señas y x`los síntomas del PTSD. Llama la línea telefónica (sin costo alguno) o visita su enlace de internet. Información de Contacto: 1-866-615-6464

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline [Línea Telefónica Nacional para la Prevención del Suicidio]

https://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/help-yourself/en-espanol/

La Línea Telefónica Nacional para la Prevención del Suicidio es una línea telefónica gratis, confidencial, y disponible las 24 horas del día, para cualquier persona que se encuentra en crisis suicida o malestar emocional. Tu llamada es transferida a uno de los 150 centros de crisis más cercanos de la red nacional. Para asistencia, llama la línea Telefónica o envía un mensaje de texto a la línea para mensajes de texto. Información de Contacto: 1-800-273-TALK (8255) / TTY: 1-800-799-4889 / Mensaje de Texto: 741741

What Can You Do Campaign [La Campaña Que Puede Hacer Usted]

https://www.whatcanyoudocampaign.org/espanol/

La Campaña Que Puede Hacer Usted provee recursos para conocer sobre la Oficina de Políticas de Empleo para Discapacitados (ODEP), la única agencia federal no-reguladora que promueve pólizas y colabora con empleadores y todas las áreas gubernamentales para incrementar el éxito laboral de la gente con discapacidades. Información de Contacto: info@whatcanyoudocampaign.org

Office of Personnel Management, Federal Employment of People with Disabilities [La Oficina de Administración de Personal, Empleo Federal para Personas Discapacitadas]

https://www.usa.gov/espanol/

Por medio de este departamento gubernamental, el gobierno federal recluta y contrata personas discapacitadas. Allí se ofrece gran variedad de empleos fascinantes, salarios competitivos, beneficios excelentes, y oportunidades de desarrollo profesional. Página(s) Web: https://www.usa.gov/espanol/ Información de Contacto: 1-844-872-4681 (Numero de USA.GOV, la pagina web que provee informacion sobre la Oficina de Administración de Personal)

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration National Helpline (SAMHSA) [Línea Telefónica Nacional de la Administración de los Servicios de la Drogadicción y la Salud Mental (SAMHSA)]

https://www.samhsa.gov/language-assistance-services#spanish

Esta línea telefónica provee información terapéutica confidencial, gratuita las 24 horas del día, sobre los trastornos mentales y la drogadicción, inclusive su prevención y recuperación, en ambos idiomas, inglés y español. El sitio de internet de la SAMHSA tambien ofrece un localizador terapéutico para identificar profesionales en la salud mental disponibles. Para asistencia, llama su línea telefónica o visita su sitio internet. Información de Contacto: 1-877-696-6775

United Spinal Association [La Asociación Solidaria Medular]

https://askus-resource-center.unitedspinal.org/index.php?pg=kb.book&id=73

La Asociación Solidaria Medular se dedica al mejoramiento de la calidad de vida de las personas que sufren de lesiones y trastornos de la medula espinal (SCI/D), incluyendo a los veteranos, y a la provisión de apoyo e información para sus seres queridos, cuidadores, y profesionales. Su meta es proveer a estas personas información sobre un estilo de vida activo, el apoyo entre pares, la abogacía, y los servician que maximizan su independencia y les permiten permanecer activos en sus comunidades. Visita el sitio de internet para más información. Información de Contacto: 718-803-3782

VictimConnect Resource Center [Centro de Recursos VictimConnect]

https://www.victimconnect.org

El Centro de Recursos VictimConnect es una línea telefónica referencial en la cual las víctimas de crimen pueden, confidencial y compasivamente, conocer sus derechos y opciones. Siendo un programa del Centro Nacional para las Victimas del Crimen, esta organización mezcla los siguientes recursos: línea telefónica de asistencia, chat por internet, información, y servicios de remisión. Información de Contacto: 1-855-4VICTIM (1-855-484-2846)

Center for Disease Control and Prevention: Youth Violence Prevention Resources [El Centro para el Control y la Prevención de las Enfermedades: Recursos para la Prevención de la Violencia Juvenil]

https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/youthviolence/spanish/index.html

El Centro para el Control y la Prevención de las Enfermedades financia y se especializa en la investigación nacional de la educación sobre la salud, así como en los recursos de la misma y su concientización. La violencia juvenil es un problema grave que puede tener efectos perjudiciales a largo plazo en las víctimas y sus familias, amigos, y comunidades. La Prevención de la Violencia Juvenil debería tener como objetivo reducir los factores que sitian a los jóvenes en riesgo de cometer actos de violencia, y promover factores que protegen dichos jóvenes. Varias herramientas preventivas han sido desarrolladas e implementadas; varias de estas herramientas y estrategias preventivas han sido evaluadas, y se ha comprobado su eficiencia en la prevención de la violencia y conductas relacionadas en los jóvenes. Información de Contacto: 1-800-232-4636 / TTY: 888-232-6348

Child Help [Ayuda para Niños]

https://www.childhelp.org/?lang=es

La Línea Telefónica Nacional del Abuso Infantil Childhelp se dedica a la prevención del abuso infantil. Con servicios en los Estados Unidos y Canadá, la línea telefónica se mantiene atendida las 24 horas del día, siete días a la semana, con consejeros profesionales de crisis quienes—por medio de intérpretes—proveen asistencia en más de 170 idiomas. La línea telefónica ofrece intervención de crisis, información, y remisión a miles de recursos de apoyo, emergencia, y de servicios sociales. Todas las llamadas son confidenciales. Información de Contacto: 1-800-4-A-Child (1-800- 422-4453)

Child Mind Institute [Instituto para la Mente del Niño]

https://www.childmind.org/recursos-en-espanol/

El Instituto para la Mente del Niño es una organización independiente y sin fines de lucro dedicada a la transformación de las vidas de niños y familias que sufren con problemas de la salud mental y de trastornos de aprendizaje. El instituto para la Mente del Nino ha preparado recursos gratuitos sobre el traumatismo para apoyar a los padres, educadores, y otros adultos en sus conversaciones con los niños y jóvenes sobre los eventos traumáticos posibles y en la identificación de los niños y jóvenes a quienes les beneficiaria la atención profesional más especializada. Información de Contacto: (212) 308-3118

National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement (NCSCB) [El Centro Nacional para la Crisis Escolar y Perdida]

https://www.schoolcrisiscenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/After-a-Loved-One-Dies-Spanish.pdf

El Centro Nacional para la Crisis Escolar y Perdida (NCSCB) en la facultad de trabajo social de la USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck se dedica a ayudar a las escuelas en el apoyo de los estudiantes que afrontan crisis y perdida. Ayudan a dichas escuelas y comunidades en los estados unidos y en el exterior en el manejo de los efectos de la tragedia, ayudando a apoyar la adaptación de los estudiantes luego de una crisis o evento traumático. Información de Contacto: (213) 821-6869

National Child Traumatic Stress Network [Red Nacional para el Estrés por Traumatismo Infantil]

https://www.nctsn.org/resources/informacion-en-espanol

La Red Nacional para el Estrés por Traumatismo Infantil (NCTSN) fue creada para mejorar el acceso a servicios para los niños y sus familias que sufren o presencian eventos traumáticos. Esta red provee recursos y educación acerca del cuidado orientado por el trauma, así como el impacto que el trauma puede tener en los niños y sus familias. Información de Contacto: info@nctsn.org

Teen Line [Línea Telefónica para Jóvenes]

https://teenlineonline.org/product/adolescentes-ayudando-a-adolescentes/

La Línea Telefónica para Jóvenes fue creada en 1980 por un grupo de especialistas en salud mental quienes, a través de su trabajo personal con jóvenes, se dieron cuenta de la necesidad de un método para la salud mental de los adolescentes más inclusivo. Luego de amplia investigación y consulta, la Línea Telefónica para Jóvenes fue creada—una línea telefónica directamente para uso de jóvenes, con remisión de servicios en la comunidad local. Información de Contacto: Llama al 1-800-852-8336 o Envía “TEEN” al 839863

Understood [Comprendidos]

https://www.understood.org/es-mx

“Comprendidos” es un esfuerzo conjunto entre 15 organizaciones sin fines de lucro que se han unido para apoyar el recorrido de los padres que tienen niños con deficiencias de aprendizaje y atención. La iniciativa provee información y recursos para apoyar a los padres en el desarrollo de fortalezas y potencial en sus niños. Los tipos de especialistas que asesoran a los padres incluyen educadores, especialistas en el aprendizaje y la atención, médicos, psicólogos, abogados, y otros. Juntos comparten el mismo compromiso a los niños que sufren de deficiencias de aprendizaje y atención.

U.S. Department of Education [Departamento de Educación de EEUU]

https://www.ed.gov/notices/espanol-la

El propósito de esta orientación es asistir a los educadores, padres, y las agencias educacionales estatales y locales en la implementación de los requisitos de la Parte B del Decreto Educacional de los Individuos con Discapacidades (IDEA) con respecto a los Programas Educacionales Individualizados (IEPs) para los niños con discapacidades, incluyendo a los niños de edad prescolar. Información de Contacto: 1-800-USA-LEARN (1-800-872-5327)

U.S. Department of Education’s Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) [Departamento de Educación de EEUU – Decreto Educacional de Individuos con Discapacidades (IDEA)]

https://www.parentcenterhub.org/lista-espanol/

Aquí encontraras información acerca de los niños con discapacidad. Las familias de dichos niños podrán al igual explorar los recursos para infantes, niños, y jóvenes con discapacidades. Información de Contacto: 1-800-872-5327


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