Trauma Survivors Network - provided by ATS

Survive. Connect. Rebuild.

A Program of the ATS

Good Samaritan Medical Center

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Good Samaritan Medical Center is the newest Level II Trauma Center in Boulder County.  We are designated by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and verified by the American College of Surgeons.

When the unexpected happens, our trauma team offers the highest level of specialized care for critically injured patients.


Community Resources

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)

American Chronic Pain Association

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

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.

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

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.

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 all people 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. Visit the website to find a BIAA chapter near you.

Brainline

https://www.brainline.org/

Brainline provides information and education about Brain Injury and PTSD for both adult and pediatric populations. To contact them directly, e-mail: info@BrainLine.org or call 703.998.2020.

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. Call 1-800-225-0292 or visit www.christopherreeve.org.

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

http://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.

National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

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 Center for Victims of Crime

https://victimsofcrime.org/

Find local assistance, learn about crime and its effects, and browse resources to help victims rebuild their lives.

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

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 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

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

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.

Office of Personal Management, Federal Employment of People with Disabilities:

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.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

http://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.

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.

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/

The Friends and Family of Chic Kelly

http://www.chickelly.com

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.

National Child Traumatic Stress Network

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

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) was created by Congress in 2000 as part of the Children’s Health Act to raise the standard of care and increase access to services for children and families who experience or witness traumatic events. This unique network of frontline providers, family members, researchers, and national partners is committed to changing the course of children’s lives by improving their care and moving scientific gains quickly into practice across the U.S.

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.

Phoenix Society—Resources for Parents and Children

https://www.phoenix-society.org/resources/parent-child-resources

The Phoenix Society has long been the strongest voice for burn survivors, their families, and their caretakers—advocating that healing is life-long process. For nearly 40 years we have been focused on building a strong community for transformational healing.

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.

The Trevor Project

www.thetrevorproject.org

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

www.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/en/school-learning/your-childs-rights/basics-about-childs-rights/individuals-with-disabilities-education-act-idea-what-you-need-to-know

Parents want the best for their children. We do, too. For the first time ever, 15 nonprofit organizations have joined forces to support parents of the one in five children with learning and attention issues throughout their journey. With the right support, parents can help children unlock their strengths and reach their full potential. With state-of-the-art technology, personalized resources, free daily access to experts, a secure online community, practical tips and more, Understood aims to be that support.

U.S. Department of Education

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.

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

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.

Colorado Organization for Victim Assistance

http://www.coloradocrimevictims.org/

The Colorado Organization for Victim Assistance (COVA) is committed to fairness and healing for crime victims, their families and communities through leadership, education, and advocacy. By operating in an inclusive and compassionate manner, COVA creates solutions and positive change. COVA's vision is to be recognized as a national leader in building a collaborative environment where crime victims are given the opportunity to heal and restore balance to their lives.

Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado

https://biacolorado.org/

The Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado is the go-to resource for help and services for survivors of an injury to the brain, their families and providers.

Colorado Attorney General Victim Assistance Program

https://coag.gov/resources/victim-assistance

The Attorney General's Victim Assistance Program provides information and support for victims of violent crimes in all cases handled by the several units within the criminal justice section. Among other duties, the advocate in this unit provides referral to post-trauma counseling and referral to victim compensation.

Colorado’s Trauma Informed System of Care

https://coactcolorado.org/trauma

Colorado’s Trauma Informed System of Care, or COACT Colorado, is supported by a cooperative agreement between the Colorado Department of Human Services and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), administered by the Office of Behavioral Health in partnership with the Office of Children, Youth, and Families, and other local partners. The system of care in Colorado builds on existing infrastructure such as the Collaborative Management Program (HB 04-1451). All child and youth serving agencies are involved, including the public mental health system, child welfare, juvenile justice, and education. A statewide goal for the system of care is to develop a sustainable infrastructure to coordinate and fund services for families of children and youth with complex needs. Colorado is now piloting its first care management entity (CME) in El Paso County. A CME is a centralized organization that blends funding, organizes services and supports, and serves as a hub of accountability across agencies

Colorado Coalition Against Domestic Violence

http://ccadv.org/what-we-do/special-projects/tic/

Founded in 1977, the Colorado Coalition Against Domestic Violence (CCADV) is a nonprofit coalition of 110 domestic violence and community partner program members, and individual members, and 10 staff members. CCADV builds the capacity of a diverse network of domestic violence and other community-based programs across Colorado to help them effectively assist survivors of relationship violence and their families. Our goal is to improve individual and community health and well-being through statewide visionary advocacy and social change efforts, supporting our members, and informing the public. CCADV is committed to the creation of an empowered society in which all people live free from violence and abuse. Toward that end, our working vision is that by 2020, the Colorado Coalition Against Domestic Violence will be the trusted and valued leader in expanding the capacity of Colorado’s domestic violence programs, allied professionals, policymakers, and the public, to dramatically reduce domestic violence in the Colorado.

Trauma Informed Care Project

http://www.traumainformedcareproject.org/index.php

Trauma Informed Care is an organizational structure and treatment framework that involves understanding, recognizing, and responding to the effects of all types of trauma. Trauma Informed Care also emphasizes physical, psychological and emotional safety for both consumers and providers, and helps survivors rebuild a sense of control and empowerment

Mental Health Partners - Boulder County

http://www.mhpcolorado.org/Services/Community-Services-and-Trauma-Informed-Care.aspx

Mental Health Partners has a 24/7/365 Walk-In Center at 3180 Airport Rd., Boulder, for immediate assistance with a mental health crisis. Individuals using the crisis center do not need to be area residents or clients--anyone may use this center. Mental Health Partners also has outpatient offices for infants, children, adolescents, adults and families. Many programs and services are available, including school-based programs, substance abuse treatment, rape crisis counseling, advocacy and education. Mental Health Partners offers bilingual/bicultural services and an in-house pharmacy.

Boulder County - Victims Assistance Program

https://www.bouldercounty.org/safety/victim/victim-assistance/

The Boulder County Sheriff’s Office Victim Assistance Program is staffed by dedicated and trained volunteer victim advocates. Working in conjunction with Boulder County law enforcement agencies and the Criminal Justice System, victim advocates provide crisis response to victims of violent crime and trauma and survivors of sudden death through on-call and outreach programs.

the blue bench

http://thebluebench.org/

At The Blue Bench, our mission is to eliminate sexual assault and diminish the impact it has on individuals, their loved ones and our community through comprehensive issue advocacy, prevention and care.

MESA - Moving to End Sexual Assault

http://movingtoendsexualassault.org/

MESA’s mission is to end the suffering in our community caused by sexual assault. We believe every person has the right to live free of sexual assault. Through our client services we are here to help sexual assault survivors and their loved ones today. MESA provides support and services to ALL survivors of sexual violence and does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, education, geographic location, age, ability, language, national origin, culture, immigration status, politics, profession, religious beliefs and/ or spirituality.

The National Domestic Violence Hotline

http://www.thehotline.org/

We answer the call to support and shift power back to people affected by relationship abuse. We envision a world where all relationships are positive, healthy, and free from violence.

National Center on Elder Abuse

https://ncea.acl.gov/

The National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) serves as a national resource center dedicated to the prevention of elder mistreatment. Mission statement - To improve the national response to elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation by gathering, housing, disseminating, and stimulating innovative, validated methods of practice, education, research, and policy.

Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence

http://www.safehousealliance.org/about-span/

SPAN is a human rights organization committed to ending violence against adults, youth and children through support, advocacy, education and community organizing.

Office for Victims of Crime

https://www.ovc.gov/help/

OVC channels funding for victim compensation and assistance throughout the United States, raises awareness about victims’ issues, promotes compliance with victims’ rights laws, and provides training and technical assistance and publications and products to victim assistance professionals.

Yoga for Trauma Recovery Class

https://maurawaltrip.com/

With the proper trauma-sensitive approach, yoga can greatly benefit trauma survivors and yield positive results in reducing depression, anxiety, stress, and symptoms of PTSD. In a safe, supportive environment, this small group yoga class is tailored to the specific needs of trauma survivors and explores ways to make a deeper, healing connection to the body. Maura Waltrip, PT, MA, LPCC is a therapist, counselor, and yoga instructor with specialized training in trauma therapy and somatic (body-centered) practices. Weekly classes offered in Lafayette with pre-registration required. Please contact maura@maurawaltrip.com or call (720) 507-5654.

Aurora Strong Resilience Center

http://www.aurorastrong.org/about-us/

All of us experience trauma in our daily lives, most are minor, but, while rare, a single traumatic event can be life altering. Many people will have no long-term affects, while others may carry the mental and physical scars from that trauma for days, weeks, months, even years. The Aurora Strong Resilience Center is a single source of free, direct services and resources for anyone to learn how to build personal resilience skills to help manage stress and its impact on their lives. The Resilience Center was established by a consortium of concerned citizens and organizations for anyone who is trying to build a stronger, healthier life and a greater sense of well-being after experiencing trauma

Cohen Veterans Network

https://www.cohenveteransnetwork.org/

At the Cohen Veterans Network, we seek to improve the quality of life for veterans, including those from the National Guard and Reserves, and their families. CVN works to strengthen mental health outcomes and complement existing support, with a particular focus on post-traumatic stress. Our vision is to ensure that every veteran and family member is able to obtain access to high-quality, effective care that enables them to lead fulfilling and productive lives

Orion Mortgage

http://orionmortgage.com/

Since 1996, Don and Terri Opeka have been providing personal loan consultations to refinance Colorado properties. Whether you are seeking information for a traditional “forward” mortgage or are exploring the possibility of a Reverse Mortgage, our goal is to be the Colorado mortgage broker you can trust! We are committed to helping you find the right mortgage product for your needs and understand that each borrower is different and in a unique life situation. Contact us for a free, no-obligation review of your current mortgage and goals for the future. Orion Mortgage, Inc. www.OrionMortgage.com 10560 Wadsworth Boulevard, Broomfield, CO 80021 303-469-1254 * 800-404-0453 NMLS #372081

Home Instead Senior Care

http://www.homeinstead.com/397

Home Instead provides practical support with a human touch. Our compassionate caregivers assist older adults with common activities of daily living such as bathing, meal preparation, light housekeeping, transportation, a variety of errands and much more. Conditions such as dementia, Parkinson’s and depression may come with unique challenges but our caregivers are trained to help seniors and loved ones cope while maximizing their capabilities and most importantly, helping our clients remain at home Telephone: 720-890-0184


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