Trauma Survivors Network - provided by ATS

Survive. Connect. Rebuild.

A Program of the ATS

Banner - University Medical Center Phoenix

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Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix's Emergency Department is an American College of Surgeons verified Level I Trauma Center, which means we treat the most serious, life-threatening injuries.

We recognize that emergencies are often stressful situations. That’s why we take pride in ensuring your visit to our Emergency room goes as smoothly as possible. Our Emergency Department is designed so you can receive care as quickly as possible.

When you need to see a trauma and critical care surgeon or specialist, we know what you might be thinking. But what we want you to feel is a sense of calm and reassurance that you’re receiving the highest quality care possible – from the moment you sign in to your first steps to recovery.

Whether it’s a second opinion or a life-saving procedure, the specialists at the Trauma and Critical Care Surgery Center offer seamless collaboration between doctors and whole-scale expertise when it comes to critical, trauma and emergency care in the greater Phoenix and Arizona areas. And because we're located on campus at Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix, our surgeons and specialists have access to some of the newest medical technologies and most advanced treatment techniques available.

TSN Coordinator
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Melissa Luxton, MSN, RN
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Email Coordinator

Address
1111 E. McDowell Rd
Phoenix, Arizona, 85006

Telephone
work: 602-839-8045


Community Resources

Ability 360

http://ability360.org/

Provides information and resources to promote independent living. Includes assistance with daily living skills and modifying residences; Home Care Services (HCS) in Maricopa, Pinal, and Gila counties; Medicaid and Social Security benefits planning; AHCCCS/ALTCS application assistance; ADA training; Ticket to Work; and employment support. Caregiver support program and training; and All Disability Support groups. Ability360's Sports & Fitness Center on-site. Free parking. Call or go online for hours and programs.

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 Foundation for Suicide Prevention

https://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

https://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)

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.

Arizona Trauma Recovery Network

https://www.aetr2n.net/index.php

Trauma Recovery Networks (TRNs) are national, permanent, expandable networks of volunteer EMDR clinicians who are ready to respond, pro-bono with quality intervention. "EMDR assists survivors in the immediate aftermath of violent trauma by breaking through the walls of denial, shock, grief and anger. It is ideal for those who have been unable to forget past traumatic life events, as it allows for a rapid processing of even deeply rooted memories, giving individuals back control of their lives and their emotions. "Dusty Bowencamp, American Red Cross

Banner – University Medicine Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinic

https://www.bannerhealth.com/locations/phoenix/banner-university-medicine-rehabilitation-institute?within=50&locname=banner%20university%20rehabilitation&city=Phoenix%2c%20AZ

Provides both Acute Inpatient and Outpatient Rehabilitation programs for persons age 18 and older. A team of medical professionals provide medical and therapeutic services to patients through all stages of recovery. Individual rehabilitation may include physical, occupational, recreation, speech, cognitive therapy, pet therapy, driving evaluation and re-training, DME assessment, and community transition support. Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) for comprehensive brain injury rehabilitation and the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Organizations (JCAHO).

Brain Injury Alliance of Arizona

http://biaaz.org/

The Brain Injury Alliance of Arizona (BIAAZ) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a better future for Arizonans through brain injury prevention, advocacy and education, and serves as the primary resource in Arizona to support [through community connections, empowerment activities, and information referrals] brain injury survivors and caregivers on their journeys to recovery.

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.

Legal Aid of Arizona

https://legalaidaz.com

Legal Aid for Referrals is a free lawyer referral service designed to assist you in obtaining legal representation at discounted rates. Our programming is open to the public. Currently we do not offer direct pro bono services, and we can only provide referrals for legal matters in Arizona.

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 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 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

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 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.

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.

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.

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/

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.

Victims of Crimes - Arizona

https://www.azag.gov/victim-services

The Arizona Attorney General’s Office is dedicated to a system of justice that is inclusive of crime victims and will remain vigilant in striving to provide the most efficient and effective service to the people of Arizona. The services provided to crime victims and the technical assistance and support provided to criminal justice agencies and other service providers is the responsibility of the Office of Victim Services. The mission of the Attorney General’s Office of Victim Services is to promote justice and healing for people affected by crime in the state of Arizona. The Office of Victim Services is broken down into two primary facets, the advocacy and assistance provided to crime victims of cases prosecuted/argued by attorneys of the Attorney General’s Office and the leadership and agency support responsibilities that impact on the legal rights afforded to victims of crime in Arizona. These include: the Victims' Rights Program which provides financial assistance to criminal justice agencies, the Victims' Rights complaint process, and Victims' Rights Training.

Vocational Rehabilitation Program - Phoenix Office

https://des.az.gov/services/employment/arizona-rehabilitation-services

State Vocational Rehabilitation Program provides services for people with a brain injury who plan to return to work. Must meet eligibility requirements. Services may include evaluations, therapies, training, AT devices and services related to employment. No fees. Age 14 and above.

We're Moving Forward

http://wmforward.org/

We’re MOVING FORWARD! facilitates events and activities for those affected by brain injury. Provides survivors, close family members, caregivers and friends ages 18 and above, a welcoming environment to make new friends and experience new adventures through social and community integration. Open to participants of all abilities. Most events are wheelchair and walker accessible, although, to provide a range of activities that challenge all participants the group offers an occasional activity more suitable to those with less restrictive physical limitations. *Participants are responsible for their own safety. If mobility, cognitive, vision or other issues can be foreseen putting any participant at risk, it is the participant's obligation to have a responsible caregiver attend activities with them to assist with their needs and safety.


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