Trauma Survivors Network - provided by ATS

Survive. Connect. Rebuild.

A Program of the ATS

University of Utah Health

Our Level I Trauma Center has a skilled team of providers who are available 24/7 to care for our traumatically injured patients. University of Utah Hospital was the first hospital in the state of Utah to be verified by the American College of Surgeons. We received its adult Level I Trauma Center status in 2001.

 

University of Utah Health is the only academic medical center in the state of Utah and the Mountain West and provides patient care for the people of Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, western Colorado, and much of Nevada. It also serves as the training ground for the majority of the state's physicians, nurses, pharmacists, therapists, and other health care professionals.

 

Consistently, ranked #1 in quality in the nation among academic medical centers, our academic partners at the University of Utah include Schools of Medicine and Dentistry, and Colleges of Nursing, Pharmacy, and Health, which are internationally regarded research and teaching institutions.

 

Our mission is to deliver the highest level of trauma care for patients and their families through research, education, and injury prevention initiatives.

TSN Coordinator

Jamie Troyer
JamieT
Email Coordinator

Address
525 E 100 So, Suite 1100
Salt Lake City, Utah, 84102

Telephone
work: 801-585-2991


Community Resources

Sugar House Therapy Services Clinic

https://healthcare.utah.edu/locations/sugar-house/rehab-therapy/

The Sugar House Therapy Services clinic is a multi-disciplinary out-patient therapy clinic, specializing in Neurologic care for Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury and Amputation Patients. Our clinic staff provides both Neurologic Physical Therapy and Orthopedic Physical Therapy, in addition to Occupational Therapy and Speech Language Pathology. Our equipment is state of the art and our providers have advanced specialty training to provide evidenced based care to our patients. We have a number of specialty programs like a Driving Rehabilitation, Home Safety Evaluations, Functional Capacity Evaluations and Concussion/Vestibular rehabilitation programs. Our program also offers a number of support groups for patients and care givers, partners with the Trails Adaptive Sports and Recreation program, and is centrally located in the Salt Lake Valley. Please see us on the web https://healthcare.utah.edu/locations/sugar-house/rehab-therapy/ or call us at 801-581-2221.

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.

Amputee Coalition

http://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.

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.

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.

Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation

http://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/pilotIntegration/indexPersistent.html?uri=%2Fhospital-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 costeffective 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.

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 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) (202) 467-8700

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration National Helpline (SAMHSA)

https://www.samhsa.gov/capt/tools-learning-resources/coping-traumatic-events-resources

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/

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

Utah Domestic Violence Coalition

https://www.udvc.org/

Utah Domestic Violence Coalition is a private non-profit organization recognized nationally for providing expertise concerning issues of domestic and sexual violence to member programs, community partners and others in Utah. Our work is focused around these four essential areas: ADVOCATE: We propose, promote, and advise on policies and practices that enhance victim safety and empowerment while raising awareness of the need for prevention and intervention. COLLABORATE: We work closely with community-based victim service providers, key stakeholders, policy makers and community partners to provide comprehensive, trauma-informed, statewide services and responses. A membership structure is utilized to ensure the voices of survivors and local communities remain central to our work and mission. Membership is comprised of nonprofit victim service agencies and other allied agencies across Utah. EDUCATE: We provide technical assistance and training to member programs, law enforcement and community partners, as well as work with media and others to raise awareness of domestic abuse and the need for prevention and intervention. CONNECT: We operate a 24-hour confidential hotline, known as the LINKLine: 1-800-897-LINK (5465), that offers trauma-informed support and connects survivors, friends, family, service providers and others to local resources.

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.

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

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.

ADA National Network

http://www.adata.org/

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 1-800-949-4232

National Child Traumatic Stress Network

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.

Craig H. Neilsen Rehabilitation Hospital

https://healthcare.utah.edu/locations/neilsen-physical-rehab-hospital/#overview

At the Craig H. Neilsen Rehabilitation Hospital, our focus will be to preserve, enhance, and restore the quality of life for people with disabling conditions. Our hospital's dedicated teams are composed of regionally and nationally respected specialists dedicated to supporting patients and families from acute rehabilitation through wellness and independence. We continue to provide specialized rehabilitation care throughout your entire journey whether you're in inpatient or outpatient therapy. Our rehabilitation services are also the only CARF accredited inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation program in Utah.

Craig H. Neilsen Foundation

https://chnfoundation.org/

Craig H. Neilsen Foundation’s funding is dedicated to supporting both programs and scientific research to improve the quality of life for those affected by and living with spinal cord injury.

TRAILS: Technology Recreation Access Independence Lifestyle Sports

https://healthcare.utah.edu/neilsen-physical-rehab-hospital/support-services/trails/

TRAILS is an adaptive sports program. It's is a comprehensive outreach program of the Rehabilitation Center at University of Utah Health for individuals with spinal cord injury or disease


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