Trauma Survivors Network - provided by ATS

Survive. Connect. Rebuild.

A Program of the ATS

Yale New Haven Hospital

Yale New Haven Hospital was founded in 1826 as the first hospital in Connecticut and the fourth voluntary hospital in the nation. Today, experienced physicians in the Yale School of Medicine, one of the leading academic medical centers in the nation, partner with the staff to deliver comprehensive and innovative care.  A 1,541 bed tertiary medical center, Yale New Haven Hospital is an institutional anchor in the community.  As a State designated and American College of Surgeons verified Level I Trauma Center, the Trauma program is an integral part of Yale New Haven Hospital.  Our patients present with injuries that require complex and collaborative efforts from a wide variety of specialists. Our multidisciplinary team is dedicated to ensuring our trauma patients experience the best outcomes possible.

TSN Coordinator

Kimberly Rivera
KRivera
Email Coordinator

Address
300 George Street, 4th floor #109
New Haven, Conneticut, 06511

Telephone
work: 2036883261


Upcoming Programs & Events

NextSteps ONLINE

12/01/2018

NextSteps is a free, interactive program to help you manage your life after a serious injury. It will help you explore ways your life has changed and how you can move forward. Before your injury, you were on your own path in life, one that you expected to continue. However, injuries can change those plans and you may find yourself dealing with uncertainty. Will you get back to your old self and the path you were on? Or are you facing changes that will lead you down a new road in life? NextSteps can help you work through this uncertainty. Sign up online- www.nextstepsonline.org Learn more

2017 National Trauma Survivors Day

On Wednesday, May 17th we will all come together and honor the strength, courage and hope that those impacted by trauma show every day in the healing process. Learn more

2019 Trauma Survivors Day

10-2

Celebrate with us on May 17 2019! On Friday, May 17th myself and the TSN community will celebrate National Trauma Survivors Day (NTSD). This celebration seeks to draw inspiration from and provide support to survivors of traumatic injuries and their caregivers, opening the road to their recovery from trauma. Learn more


Community Resources

Ampower/Hanger Clinic

http://www.hangerclinic.com/new-patient/ampower

The mission of AMPOWER is to empower and strengthen those affected by amputation or limb difference through peer mentorship, educational resources, and community events.

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

https://www.ada.gov/

The ADA website provides information and technical assistance regarding the Americans with Disabilities 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/

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.

Amputee Coalition

https://www.amputee-coalition.org

https://www.amputee-coalition.org/resources/understand-limb-loss/ 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.

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.

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

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. 703-988-2020

Center for Disease Control and Prevention:

https://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.

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. 1-800-225-0292

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.

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.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 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 Institute of Mental Health

https://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

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)

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/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 the Neurocritical Care Society and view a PDF of its patient and family brochure.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

https://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/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.

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.

Tri-State Advocacy Project

https://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.

Hanger Clinic/ Ampower

http://www.hangerclinic.com/new-patient/ampower/Pages/Home.aspx

The AMPOWER Amputee Peer Support Group consists of a nationwide network of trained peer mentors who have successfully recovered and rehabilitated following an amputation. Mentors are available to speak face-to-face, over the phone, via skype or facetime, through e-mail or through our private, password-protected online web community.


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