Trauma Survivors Network - provided by ATS

Survive. Connect. Rebuild.

A Program of the ATS

Grant Medical Center

Welcome to OhioHealth Grant Medical Center

 

Grant Level 1 Trauma Center is the busiest Level 1 Trauma Center in the state.  There are three dedicated, state-of-the-art trauma bays available 24 hours per day for the immediate assessment and treatment on arrival of trauma patients at Grant. EMS units have direct access to the trauma bays upon arrival.

Experienced, educated, and trained emergency and trauma team members provide care to the thousands of trauma patients we receive each year. Trauma surgeons, dedicated to trauma and acute care surgery, orthopedics, neurosurgery , plastics, and vascular specialists are available in-house 24/7. Emergency department, trauma unit, critical care, surgical, and procedural nurses complete a rigorous blended curricula that includes didactic, experiential, and simulation-based learning. Our integration and partnerships with EMS and referring hospitals allow us to provide the best possible care to our patients.

TSN Coordinator

Geneva Sanford
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Email Coordinator

Address

Columbus , Ohio


Upcoming Programs & Events

Trauma Family Support Meeting

Every Tuesday • 2:00pm

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Community Resources

Amputee Coalition of American

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

Our Mission: 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.

Brain Injury Services

http://braininjurysvcs.org/

Brain Injury Services helps children and adults with a brain injury build the skills and confidence they need to lead a fulfilling and productive life

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.

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 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/

Ohio Legal Aid

https://www.ohiolegalaid.org/

Ohio Legal Aid is comprised of nine legal aid organizations that serve Ohioans struggling to make ends meet by providing high quality legal help and problem solving throughout Ohio's 88 counties. ... Ohio Legal Aid ensures that these vulnerable Ohioans have a voice in achieving justice for themselves and their families.

The Brain Injury Association of Ohio

https://www.biaoh.org/

The Brain Injury Association of Ohio (BIAOH) is a statewide advocacy and education organization incorporated in 1982 to improve services and supports to Ohioans with brain injury and their families, to promote prevention and to advocate for advances in research, legislation and program development. BIAOH is comprised of survivors, family members, friends and professionals working together to promote better understanding, rehabilitation opportunities and lifelong community supports to assist an individual in living as fully and independently as possible and to work for prevention of brain injuries throughout the population.

Phases of Trauma Recovery

http://trauma-recovery.ca/recovery/phases-of-trauma-recovery/

This website provides an understanding of what trauma is, how it affects people, and to present some ways of dealing with the symptoms of trauma. You will learn how trauma affects the mind, body, spirit and relationships. For example, we’ll provide you with information on how trauma affects the nervous system to create fight, flight, freeze responses so you can then use that information to learn how to calm yourself, to think more clearly and make better choices when you’re flooded with emotions. This website can also help those looking for ways to understand and help a loved one. Not everything here may apply to you so we suggest taking what is helpful and leaving what doesn’t fit for you. You are the expert on you and what is best for you

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.

Rehab Spot

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

www.afsp.org

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

Americans with Disabilities Act

www.ada.gov

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

ADA National Network

www.adata.org

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 Trauma Society

www.amtrauma.org

The American Trauma Society is dedicated to the elimination of needless death and disability from injury. For 50 years, the ATS has served as an advocate for the trauma care system, trauma prevention programs, and survivors of trauma and their families throughout the United States. Our mission is to Save Lives, Improve Care, & Empower Survivors.

Family Caregiver Alliance

www.caregiver.org/hopsital-discharge-planning-guide-families-and-caregivers

The Family Caregiver Alliance addresses the needs of family and friends providing long-term care for loved ones at home. It provides support, information, and tools to manage the complex demands of caregiving. These include online support and resources, navigators to help locate support services by state, and the National Center on Caregiving which unites research, policy, and practice to develop cost-effective programs for caregivers. Click the link to find out more about how FCA could help you or your family.

Hope After Head Injury

www.hopeafterheadinjury.com/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

www.mentalhealthamerica.net

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

National Center for Victims of Crime

http://victimsofcrime.org/

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

National Human Trafficking Hotline

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.

Office of Disability Employment Policy

www.dol.gov/odep

The Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) is the only non-regulatory federal agency that promotes policies and coordinates with employers and all levels of government to increase workplace success for people with disabilities.


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