Trauma Survivors Network - provided by ATS

Survive. Connect. Rebuild.

A Program of the ATS

Providence Alaska Medical Center

Providence Alaska Medical Center is Alaska's largest hospital and nationally recognized as a Level II Adult and Pediatric Trauma Center by both the American College of Surgeons and by Emergency Medical Services for Children. This recognition highlights our capability to provide specialized care for trauma patients, encompassing all ages. Providence has been serving the Alaskan community with excellence since receiving our Level II Trauma Center designation in 2013.

 

Along with treating local patients, hospitals across Alaska send their most critically injured patients via ambulance, helicopter, and fixed-wing medevac to our Providence Alaska Medical Center, located in Anchorage, AK. 

 

U.S. News & World Report named Providence Alaska Medical Center a 2023-24 Anchorage Best Regional Hospital Recognized in 7 Types of Care:

  • Back Surgery
  • COPD
  • Heart Attack
  • Heart Failure
  • Hip Fracture
  • Kidney Disease
  • Stroke

 

JOIN THE TSN TODAY!

 

TSN Coordinator

Address
Providence Alaska Medical Center, 3800 Providence Dr
Anchorage, Alaska, 99508

Telephone
work: 907-212-3864


Upcoming Programs & Events

American Red Cross

Spring into action: Give Blood Spring is a time for new beginnings, and you can give patients a new lease on life with a donation. Schedule your blood, platelet, or AB Elite plasma donation today. When you spring into action and come to give blood, platelets, or AB Elite plasma April 8-28, 2024, we'll send you at $10 e-gift card as a thank-you. PLUS, you'll also be automatically entered to win a $7,000 gift card! There will be two lucky winners. Be a bud and help the blood supply grow this spring: Schedule a donation appointment now. Learn more

NextSteps Online Class

5/22/24 • virtual, ongoing

Enroll for FREE today and delve into weekly education modules and live chats with fellow trauma survivors. NextSteps is your compass for navigating the changes after a traumatic injury, helping you find courage and resilience to reach your goals. Class begins May 22, online chat begins May 28th. Register at www.nextstepsonline.org. Learn more

Race to Rebuild

5/1/24-5/31/24

Race to Rebuild is a virtual run/walk/cycle/roll of the distance of your choice that anyone can join in support of trauma survivors and the incredible challenges they face every day. With a Virtual race, you can complete your walk/run/cycle/roll event anywhere and anytime between May 1 and May 31. We encourage you to share your results with your friends and family by posting a picture of you after you complete your race. No formal tracking will take place with this event. The proceeds from the 2022 and 2023 races went towards the launch of our TSN grants program and 30 trauma centers across the United States were awarded $1,000 toward a local program initiative. We hope to continue the grants program this year and for many years to come. This event benefits the programs and services provided by the ATS and TSN which dedicates their mission to Save Lives, Improve Care and Empower Survivors. Sign up today! Learn more

FREE Bike Helmet Fittings and Distributions

5/1/24-8/30/24 • varies

Available on behalf of Safe Kids Alaska at ALL Anchorage Fire Department stations beginning May 1 Learn more

Virtual Support Group for Trauma Survivors

5/22/24 • 1:30pm-3:00pm

This month's topic: "Celebrating the Unbreakable Spirit of Trauma Survivors" Virtual support groups are free, 90 minute online groups to support survivors of physical injury. Groups are co-led by TSN Trauma Professionals and TSN Peers. Learn more

Camp Eyabsut

7/21/24-7/26/24

Camp Eyabsut is a FREE (including air transportation) week-long camp near Black Diamond, WA for young burn survivors, ages 5-17. It’s a fun, safe and caring camp program that encourages campers to participate in a variety of social, recreational and therapeutic activities to promote self-esteem, nurture self-confidence and develop leadership skills. Applications returned by not later than 6/10/24 Learn more

Amputee Coalition Virtual Support Group Meetings

4th Thursday of each month • 5pm Alaska

Amputee support groups provide a safe and supportive environment for individuals living with limb loss of limb difference as well as their family members. Website links to meeting registration details. Learn more

Amputee Virtual Support Group

Every Tuesday • 10:00am-11:30am

This group is open to the limb loss and difference community, including friends, family, and caregivers. Join via zoom using link below. If difficulties with the web link, use the phone number or enter the meeting ID on the zoom website: zoom.us/join Zoom phone number: (253) 215-8782 Meeting ID: 998 2319 2568 This group does not meet on Washington state recognized holidays. Learn more

NW Regional Spinal Cord Injury System

Ongoing-See Website for details http://sci.washington.edu

The Northwest Regional Spinal Cord Injury System presents a monthly evening educational program which covers topics of interest to people with spinal cord injury, family members, friends, physicians, and allied health professionals. Learn more

Brain Injury Association of America

Varied and ongoing, please see website for details

Several virtual support groups available, both for individuals with a brain injury and their caregivers. Please see website for details. Learn more

Burn Survivor Support Group

Varied and ongoing

The Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors offered peer support to burn survivors and their loved ones in hope for a brighter future. It is a mutual giving and receiving of encouragement and assistance between people who share common traumatic experiences. Available one-on-one or in group settings, in person or online, peer support helps to speed and strengthen recovery for burn survivors and their loved ones. View the link below for type of groups and meeting dates Learn more

Balanced Amputee Education and Wellness Communities

Varied and ongoing

Balanced Amputee Wellness and Educational Communities are free communities aimed to promote wellness, education and empowerment for all individuals and families in the limb loss and limb difference community. A variety of support and educational opportunities are offered weekly online. Learn more


Community Resources

NAMI Alaska

https://namialaska.org/

The families and members of NAMI Alaska are here to help! We offer understanding to anyone concerned about mental illnesses and the treatment of mental illness.

Alaska Children's Trust

https://www.alaskachildrenstrust.org/get-involved-main

Alaska Children’s Trust is the statewide lead organization in the prevention of child abuse and neglect. It is our goal to ensure all Alaskan children and youth have the tools and resources necessary to grow up safe and healthy. We work towards our vision of an Alaska where all children, youth, and families can thrive through strategic advocacy, investing resources, generating funds, and convening organizations.

988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

https://988lifeline.org/chat/

Call, text, or chat, dial: 988. Mensaje de texto AYUDA para 988 en Español. Lifeline Chat and Text connects you with caring crisis counselors for emotional support. Follow link for Veteran specific line, Spanish line, and ASL.

Military Helpline

https://www.linesforlife.org/get-help-now/services-and-crisis-lines/military-helpline/

Support for Those Who Serve The Lines for Life Military Helpline offers help and hope to all military-connected Oregonians. Our service is free, confidential, and available by phone, 24/7. This helpline is operated independently and not affiliated with the Department of Defense.

ADA National Network

https://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

211

https://alaska211.org/

Alaska 211 is your one-stop resource for finding help in your community. It’s free, confidential and available in almost any language. For life challenges or everyday needs, help starts here.

Al-Anon Family Groups

https://al-anon.org/

Al-Anon offers resources and support to family members and friends of someone who struggles with problem drinking or substance abuse. Telephone: (757) 563-1600 Toll-free Meeting Line: (888) 425-2666 Email: wso@al-anon.org

Alcoholics Anonymous

https://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.

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. 1-800-514-0301 (voice) 1-800-514-0383 (TTY)

American Chronic Pain Association

https://www.acpanow.com/

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/default.aspx

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. Toll Free: 800-556-7890

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/

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. Toll-Free: 888/267-5669

Anxiety and Depression Association of America

https://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/

703-998-2020 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.

Center for Disease Control and Prevention - Opioid Overdose Prevention

https://www.cdc.gov/drugoverdose/prevention/index.html

1-800-232-4636 TTY: 888-232-6348 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.

Center for Disease Control and Prevention: Youth Violence Prevention Resources

https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/youthviolence/index.html

1-800-232-4636 TTY: 888-232-6348 The Center for Disease Control and Prevention funds national research and specializes in health education, resources, and raising awareness. Youth violence is a serious problem that can have lasting harmful effects on victims and their family, friends, and communities. Youth Violence Prevention efforts should aim to reduce factors that place youth at risk for perpetrating violence and promote factors that protect youth at risk for violence. Many prevention tools have been developed and implemented; many of these prevention programs and strategies have been evaluated and found to be effective at preventing violence and related behaviors among youth.

Child Help

https://www.childhelp.org/hotline/

1-800- 4-A-Child (1-800- 422-4453) The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline is dedicated to the prevention of child abuse. Serving the U.S. and Canada, the hotline is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with professional crisis counselors who—through interpreters—provide assistance in over 170 languages. The hotline offers crisis intervention, information, and referrals to thousands of emergency, social service, and support resources. All calls are confidential.

Child Mind Institute

https://childmind.org/school-and-community/trauma-guides/

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.

Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation

https://www.christopherreeve.org

Toll Free: 1-800-225-0292 Paralysis Resource Center: 973-467-8270 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.

Coalition to Support Grieving Students

https://grievingstudents.org

The Coalition’s purpose is to create and share a set of industry-endorsed resources that will empower school communities across America in the ongoing support of their grieving students. They provide education and resources to help support students in response to the death of a loved one, school violence/shootings, etc.

Craig Neurorehabilitation and Research Hospital

https://craighospital.org/resources

Craig Hospital in Denver is a world-renowned rehabilitation hospital that exclusively specializes in the neurorehabilitation and research of patients with spinal cord injury and brain injury. Follow the link provided for educational resources for patients and care providers, developed by our experts

Detox.com

https://www.detox.com/ptsd/

Information on support for PTSD and Addiction Helpline available 24/7: call 866-351-3840

Family Caregiver Alliance

https://www.caregiver.org/

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://hopeafterheadinjury.com/

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.

Mental Health America

https://mhanational.org/

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 Alliance for Grieving Children

https://nacg.org/

The National Alliance for Grieving Children (NAGC) is a nonprofit organization that raises awareness about the needs of children and teens who are grieving a death and provides education and resources for anyone who supports them. The NAGC is a nationwide network to promote best practices, education, and critical resources to support the mental, emotional and physical health of grieving children and their families.

National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement (NCSCB)

https://www.schoolcrisiscenter.org/

The National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement (NCSCB) at the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work is dedicated to helping schools support their students through crisis and loss. They assist schools and communities in the U.S. and abroad cope in the aftermath of tragedy in helping to support resilience after crisis and traumatic events. Telephone: 1-877-536-2722

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. Telephone: 1-800-273-8255

National Child Traumatic Stress Network

https://www.nctsn.org

https://www.nctsn.org/audiences/families-and-caregivers The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) was created to increase access to services for children and families who experience or witness traumatic events. This network provides resources and education about Trauma-Informed Care and how trauma impacts children and families. Telephone: (310) 235-2633

National Center for Victims of Crime

https://victimsofcrime.org/

(202) 467-8700 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 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 click link to website.

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

Office of Disability Employment Policy

https://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

https://www.opm.gov/

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.

Phoenix Society—Resources for Parents and Children

https://www.phoenix-society.org/

The Phoenix Society is a strong voice for burn survivors, their families, and their caretakers—advocating that healing is life-long process. They focus on information and resources for families of survivors in recovery.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

https://www.mhanational.org/im-looking-mental-health-help-myself

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)

https://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

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/

1(877)774-6380 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.

Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide

http://www.sptsusa.org/

1-800-273-8255 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.

Teen Line

https://www.teenline.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.

The Trevor Project

https://www.thetrevorproject.org/

866-488-7386 (Crisis Lifeline for LGBTQ Youth) or Text ‘START” to 678-678 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.

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. Telephone: 1-800-872-5327

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.

VictimConnect Resource Center

https://victimconnect.org/

1-855-4VICTIM (1-855-484-2846) Chat.VictimConnect.org The VictimConnect Resource Center is a referral helpline where crime victims can learn about their rights and options confidentially and compassionately. As a program of the National Center for Victims of Crime, it combines: a telephone-based helpline, online chat, online information, and service referrals.


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