Trauma Survivors Network - provided by ATS

Survive. Connect. Rebuild.

A Program of the ATS

University of Maryland Capital Region Health - Prince George's Hospital

Since completing its affiliation with University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) in September 2017, University of Maryland Capital Region Health (UM Capital), has made significant strides toward achieving its goal of providing comprehensive, high quality, accessible healthcare to the residents of Prince George's County and the surrounding areas.  Our collaborative leadership team is in place and our efforts are already being recognized by a number of national standards-setting bodies for the delivery of excellent patient outcomes in key areas of heart health, women's health and infection control.  The UM CRH system includes UM Prince George's Hospital Center, UM Laurel Regional Hospital, UM Bowie Health Center (Emergency Department and Surgery Center) and UM Capital Region Health Medical Group.

UM Prince George's Hospital Center:

  • Consistently ranked in the top 10% of hospitals nationwide for excellence in cardiac surgery.
  • The only Level II Trauma Center in the country with an exceptional survival rate; second busiest trauma center in Maryland.
  • MIEMSS-designated Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
  • The only designated Sexual Assault Center in Prince George's County; state leader in comprehensive domestic violence and sexual assault intervention.

 

UM Prince George's Hospital Center

3001 Hospital Drive
Cheverly, Maryland 20785
301-618-2000

 

TSN Coordinator

Brentrell Spencer
BSpencer
Email Coordinator

Address
3001 Hospital Drive
Cheverly, Maryland, 20785

Telephone
work: (301) 618-2134
cell: (240) 350-0496


Upcoming Programs & Events

The John “Jack” Godfrey Brain Injury Support Group at Prince George’s

Every 2nd Tuesday of the month • 6pm-7pm

Prince George’s Hospital Center is offering you the opportunity to come join our monthly brain injury support group for survivors and caregivers. Our support group provides a safe and supportive environment for survivors and caregivers to gather and share similar experiences. It is open to all brain injury survivors and anyone caring for loved one with a brain injury The group will meet the 2nd Tuesday of every month from 6:00 - 7:00 PM. For more information please contact: Brentrell Spencer, LMSW, (240) 350-0496 Or Dawn Moreland, Trauma Program Director (301) 806-5640 Learn more

CAPVIP

CAPVIP is a hospital-based violence intervention program at University of Maryland Prince George's Hospital Trauma Center. CAP-VIP uses an evidence-based, trauma informed approach to care for survivors of violent injury with aim of reducing violent recidivism. Learn more

MTREM

Every Wednesday • 1pm-2pm

Men's Trauma Recovery and Empowerment Model: is an 18-session group intervention divided into two parts. Part One (Male Messages, Emotions, and Relationships) includes nine sessions; these cover male gender roles and key emotional and relationship domains for male survivors. Part Two (Trauma Recovery) consists of nine sessions; it focuses on emotional, physical, and sexual abuse and their relationships to psychological symptoms, substance use, and relationship patterns. Part Two also emphasizes the development and strengthening of interpersonal, problem-solving, and life planning skills. Learn more

Injury Prevention

Capital Region Health's Trauma Injury Prevention focuses on injury trends, and developing prevention education programs for the District of Columbia and Prince George's County. The mission is to reduce preventable injuries and violence and reduce the consequences while establishing a culture of injury prevention. The vision is to put an end to preventable injuries for our citizens. Injury is a public health issue and efforts need to be made to keep residents and all Americans safe from the preventable injuries and violence. This initiative is part of a defined partnership with the community, school systems, legislators, and businesses, including the Department of Juvenile Services, Department of Parole and Probation, public and private schools, the State's Attorney's Office, and community organizations. Our prevention programs are targeted to middle and high school students, high risk adolescents and adults. Career education programs are also available for high school students interested in the medical industry. The prevention staff provides scientific presentations, participates in various committees, task forces and coalitions on distracted driving, impaired driving, violence and injury prevention, and fall prevention. With your support and partnership more people can be reached to reduce preventable injury and death in our communities. Learn more

Fall Prevention Program

The Fall Prevention program is designed to assist older adults to take control of their falls risk, explore different coping behaviors and encourage follow-through of safety strategies in everyday life. The program includes both a group workshop setting and individualized follow-up. Workshops are facilitated by two individuals, either two trained Leaders. A Leader is a healthcare professional, health educator and Physical Medicine Therapist. Learn more

Distracted Driving

Distracted driving has become a national epidemic—endangering passengers, adjacent vehicle occupants, motorcyclists and bicyclists, and nearby pedestrians. While we generally think of distracted driving as texting or talking on the cell phone, it can take many other forms: adjusting the radio station, applying makeup, eating, chatting with other passengers, or taking a sip of your drink can all distract a driver from the essential task of safe driving. Texting has become one of the most common, pervasive forms of distracted driving, and too many drivers are succumbing to this deadly—and often, illegal—habit. Learn more

Next Steps Managing Life After Trauma Online Class

04/01/2020

NextSteps is a free online program to help you manage your life after a serious injury. You can engage in the weekly education modules and live chats with other trauma survivors. NextSteps can help you explore the ways your life has changed after traumatic injury and how you can move forward on your journey. This program can help you manage difficult emotions and find the courage to achieve your goals. Join us! Learn more


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

https://afsp.org/

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

• Americans with Disabilities Act

www.ada.gov

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

• ADA National Network

www.adata.org

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

• American Chronic Pain Association

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.

• American Trauma Society

https://www.amtrauma.org/default.aspx

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 mentor ship, 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. Resources and information for children, adults, and families. https://www.amputee-coalition.org/resources/understand-limb-loss/

• Anxiety and Depression Association of America

https://adaa.org/

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

• Brain Injury Association of America

https://www.biausa.org/

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

• Brainline

https://www.brainline.org/

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

• Center for Disease Control and Prevention: Opioid Overdose Prevention

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

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

• Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation

www.christopherreeve.org

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

• Detox.Com

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

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

• Family Caregiver Alliance

https://www.caregiver.org/pilotIntegration/indexPersistent.html?uri=%2Fhospital-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

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

https://www.mhanational.org/

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

• National Center for PTSD

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

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

• National Center for Victims of Crime

https://victimsofcrime.org/

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

• National Human Trafficking Hotline

https://humantraffickinghotline.org/

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

• National Institute of Mental Health

https://www.nimh.nih.gov/index.shtml

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

• National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

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

• Neurocritical Care Society

https://www.neurocriticalcare.org/home

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

https://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

https://www.opm.gov/about-us/careers-at-opm/individuals-with-disabilities/

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

https://www.mhanational.org/conditions/post-traumatic-stress-disorder

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

• Rehabilitation Services Administration

https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/osers/rsa/index.html

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

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

https://www.samhsa.gov/

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

• The Friends and Family of Chic Kelly

http://www.chickelly.com/mission.htm

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

• Tri-State Advocacy Project

http://www.tristateadvocacy.com/

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

• United Spinal Association

https://unitedspinal.org/

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

• VictimConnect Resource Center

https://victimconnect.org/

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

• Center for Disease Control and Prevention: • Youth Violence Prevention Resources

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

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

• Child Help

www.childhelp.org/hotline/

1-800- 4-A-Child (1-800- 422-4453) 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.

• Child Mind Institute

https://childmind.org/audience/for-families/

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

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.

• 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.

• 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.

• National Child Traumatic Stress Network

https://www.nctsn.org/audiences/families-and-caregivers

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

http://www.phoenix-society.org/resources/helping-traumatized-children-reclaim-life

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

https://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

https://www.thetrevorproject.org/?gclid=Cj0KCQjw9ZzzBRCKARIsANwXaeJLlXQhtXdd0maowVE27294OCnomBKiudnMKFj7mCBHdQs2Y9niqLkaAovxEALw_wcB

866-488-7386 (Crisis Lifeline for LGBTQ Youth) 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.

• Teen Line

https://teenlineonline.org/

Call 1-800-852-8336 or Text “TEEN” to 839863 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.

• Understood

https://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.

• U.S. Department of Education

https://www2.ed.gov/parents/landing.jhtml

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)

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

• You Can NOT Be Replaced

https://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

https://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.

Corona Virus Information

https://www.umms.org/coronavirus

Information from the University of Maryland Medical System. Visitation restrictions, What to know, Nurse Call Line, Experts in the News


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