Trauma Survivors Network - provided by ATS

Survive. Connect. Rebuild.

A Program of the ATS

Vidant Medical Center

Vidant Medical Center, the flagship tertiary teaching hospital of East Carolina University, is both a Level I Adult Trauma Center and Level II Pediatric Trauma Center.  Vidant Medical Center is an accredited trauma center by the North Carolina office of EMS and American College of Surgeons.

 

Mission: To serve the injured and critically ill patients in eastern North Carolina

 

Vision: To become the national model for rural trauma care delivery through leadership, excellence in clinical service, research, injury prevention, outreach, and education.

TSN Coordinator

Address
2100 Stantonsburg Rd.
Greenville, North Carolina, 27834

Telephone
work: 252-847-8687


Upcoming Programs & Events

Virtual Wellness Workshop for Trauma Survivors

5/24/2022 • 1:30 to 3:00

Join us and learn how to support your mental wellness as you Survive. Connect. and Rebuild after a serious injury Register via this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/P2729M6 Learn more

May is Trauma awareness Month!

The American Trauma Society was instrumental in having May of each year designated as National Trauma Awareness Month by President Ronald Reagan and Congress in 1988. Since then, ATS has worked with other trauma organizations, some of which have included CDC, NHTSA, EMSC, USSG, SafeKids, National Safety Council, MADD, and the Society of Trauma Nurses (STN) to develop injury prevention and trauma awareness materials for use by our members in their communities. Each year, a new focus is designated which relates to injury prevention and raising trauma awareness. Over the years the following have been some of the campaign themes of National Trauma Awareness Month: Drunk Driving Teen Driving School violence Sports Injuries (General) Sports Injuries/Concussions Safety at Home Falls and the Elderly Water Safety Head Injuries/Helmet use Red Light Running Learn more

National Trauma Survivors Day 2022

5/18/2022

CELEBRATE WITH US ON MAY 18, 2022! On Wednesday, May 18th 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. During this event, we encourage all those who support these patients to write them a note of inspiration to aid in the recovery process and to share this note via social media thereby creating one strong voice for recovery from injury. Learn more

Greenville Brain Injury Support Group (Currently Virtual)

Fourth Wednesday of each month • 6:00 P.M.

In conjunction with the Brain Injury Association of North Carolina. Meetings are on the 4th Wednesday of each month at 6:00 pm. Contact Lindsay for meeting link. Brain injury support groups are important sources of support and information for survivors, families, and professionals. These groups provide emotional support, networking opportunities, and invaluable advice for navigating the difficult path of recovery after a brain injury. Learn more

NextSteps Online

The NextSteps program is a free 6-week self management course designed to recognize that YOU play the most important role in your recovery. based on the principles of self-management. It uses techniques that have been scientifically proven to increase one’s self confidence and sense of empowerment. NextSteps teaches you the skills to become an active self manager of your health and your life. Learn more

Virtual Support Groups

SECOND Wednesday of each month from 3:00 - 4:30 PM and the FOURTH Wednesday of each month from 6:30 - 8:00 PM

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. Click on the website link to register. Learn more


Community Resources

Brain Injury Alliance of North Carolina

https://www.bianc.net

The BIANC offers Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) information and resources, support groups, prevention materials, awareness events, plus statewide conferences and workshops for individuals with TBI, caregivers and the general public. Call 800-377-1464

Rehab Spot

https://www.rehabspot.com/

Rehab Spot is an information hub that focuses on educating individuals on the treatment process: from selection, to what they can expect during treatment, to entering back into a drug-free life. Their goal is to lessen the stigma of addiction and empower those who are struggling with mental health find the treatment they deserve. Contact Information: 1-877-416-1550

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. Contact Information: 1-888-333-2377

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

http://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. Resources and information for children, adults, and families. Contact Information: (888) 267-5669

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. Contact Information: 240-485-1001

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.

National Child Traumatic Stress Network

https://www.nctsn.org/

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. Contact Information: info@nctsn.org


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