Trauma Survivors Network - provided by ATS

Survive. Connect. Rebuild.

A Program of the ATS

Inova Fairfax Medical Campus

Inova Fairfax Hospital is Northern Virginia’s only Level 1 trauma center. The designation has continually been given to Inova Fairfax Hospital by the Commonwealth of Virginia since 1981. Additionally, we have been verified by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) since 1993.

 

Patients are transported to the Inova Trauma Center at Inova Fairfax Hospital from Fairfax County, the surrounding counties, West Virginia, and Maryland. We treat traumatic injuries that result from car crashes, falls, industrial incidents, recreational injuries, and acts of violence. Our trauma surgeons and trauma team are available around the clock, 365-days a year to treat life-threatening injuries.

TSN Coordinator

Shira Rothberg, LCSW
SRothberg
Email Coordinator

Address
3300 Gallows Road
Falls Church, Virginia, 22042

Telephone
703-776-4930

In honor of Brain Injury Awareness month, TSN members share their TBI experiences.


Upcoming Programs & Events

Trauma Talk

Every 3rd Wednesday • 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

This group provides a chance to meet other trauma survivors, share your trauma story, and potentially start to support current patients. The meetings are perfect for those who are newly recovering as well as those who are further along in recovery and want to take a new turn in their healing process. Please come and share your experience while learning from others as well! For specific location information, please contact us. Learn more

Peer Visitor Evening Group

The First and Third Wednesday of Every Month • 6:00pm - 7:30pm

This is a group for all those who have completed the Peer Visitor training and for those who are interested in providing peer support to others. Peer visitations allow trauma survivors and their caregivers to visit newly hospitalized trauma patients to offer encouragement and a personal perspective on the recovery process. If you are interested in learning more about the Peer Visitor program, please contact us. Learn more

Peer Visitor Daytime Group

The Second and Fourth Wednesday of each month • 10:30am - 12:00pm

This is a group for all those who have completed the Peer Visitor training and for those who are interested in providing peer support to others. Peer visitations allow trauma survivors and their caregivers to visit newly hospitalized trauma patients to offer encouragement and a personal perspective on the recovery process. If you are interested in learning more about the Peer Visitor program, please contact us. Learn more

Caregiver Connection

Every second Wednesday • 6 - 7:30 pm

This is a chance for the family members and caregivers of trauma survivors to come together and offer support and care to one another. We alternate months with every other month providing a professional speaker on a different topic and on the off month offering a private social meeting for caregivers. For specific meeting location, information on speakers, or if you would like to attend or help organize a social gathering, please contact us. Learn more

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Support Group

Every 3rd Tuesday • 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

This is a group for individuals and/or loved ones of those who have a TBI. The group provides a chance to meet other TBI survivors, share your story and support others in recovery. This group is a collaboration with Brain Injury Services. Please come and share your experience while learning from others as well! For specific location information, please contact us. Learn more

Family Snack 'n' Chat

Every Friday • 10:30 - 11:30 am

TSN hosts an informal meeting in the TICU waiting room for trauma families to come together to connect, gather information on trauma recovery services and eat snacks. Learn more

Living with my Brain

On Hold

A concussion support group for teenagers in collaboration with Brain Injury Services. Learn more

Drawn Together

Every other Monday • 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

A group for trauma survivors and their loved ones in which we use art interventions to facilitate discussion. Learn more


Community Resources

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.

Christopher & 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.

Amputee Coalition

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

Amputtee Coalition's mission 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.

Help Hope Live

https://helphopelive.org/

For 35 years, Help Hope Live has been showing clients and families how to bring together a network of relatives, friends, and neighbors in fundraising efforts to help cover the costs of uncovered medical expenses. These efforts play a critical role in helping our clients recover and maintain their health and independence.

Brain Injury Association of Virginia

https://www.biav.net/

The mission of the Association is to advance education, awareness, support, treatment and research to improve the quality of life for all people affected by brain injury.

Determined 2 Heal

www.determined2heal.org

Determined2Heal helps simplify the transition into life with paralysis. We provide information and advice for people with spinal cord injuries, their families and friends, as well as rehabilitative adventures.

SPINALpedia

www.spinalpedia.com

SPINALpedia is a social mentoring network and video archive that allows the spinal cord injury community to motivate each other with the knowledge and triumphs gained from our individual experiences.


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