Trauma Survivors Network - provided by ATS

Survive. Connect. Rebuild.

A Program of the ATS

OU Health University of Oklahoma Medical Center

 

OU Health University of Oklahoma Medical Center, is the only comprehensive academic hospital in the state that offers the widest range of medical and surgical services in the region. Holding the highest national rating a trauma center can receive as verified by the American College of Surgeons (ACoS) Committee on Trauma, Oklahoma’s only Level 1 Trauma Center at OU Health serves as a comprehensive regional hub for trauma-related care available to all people of all ages, including children – total care for every aspect of injury from prevention through rehabilitation. As Oklahoma’s flagship comprehensive, academic health system, we’ve been steadfast in our commitment to education, research and patient care.

TSN Coordinator

Megan Witt, MSW, LCSW
MDutton
Email Coordinator

Address
711 Stanton L. Young Blvd, Suite 520
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 73104

Telephone
work: 405-271-1709


Upcoming Programs & Events

Brain Injury Support Group

First and Third Tuesday of each month • 6:00 pm- 7:00 pm CST

Brain Injury/Stroke Survivors and Family Members, Caregivers, and Interested Professionals Learn more

Caregiver Support Group

Mondays • 6:00 pm- 7:00 pm CST

This is a support group for caregivers. If interested contact the Trauma Coordinator and they will send a referral. They will then add your email to the caregiver support group list and links are sent weekly to provide online access. Learn more

Trauma Survivors Support Group (via Zoom)

2nd Tuesday every Month beginning in February • 5:00-6:00 CST

This support group provides support to survivors and their families by giving an opportunity to gain information and support from others who have been through trauma and are recovering. This is an open group forum to share experiences, questions and resolutions to issues that are part of life. A place where education, comfort and emotional support surrounding life due to a traumatic experience can be provided and attained. Light food and refreshments will be provided. Please contact Megan Witt if you are interested in attending the monthly support groups and to get Zoom access information Learn more

Community Forum

Link up with other survivors and their families for information, support and hope. Learn more

May is Trauma Survivor Month!

May 2022

The entire month of May is focused on raising awareness for trauma survivors, their family/friends, and the trauma professionals who go above and beyond every day Learn more

National Trauma Survivors Day!

5/18/22

The 3rd Weds. in May is National Trauma Survivors Day! We celebrate together the strength and resiliency of trauma survivors, their family/friends, and the trauma professionals who go above and beyond every day. Learn more

NextSteps

Beginning January 5th, 2022

NextSteps is a FREE interactive program to help you manage your life after a serious injury. It will help you explore the ways your life has changed and how you can move forward. In NextSteps, you will work through a series of lessons and have the opportunity to share your experiences and learn from others who are facing similar challenges. You can do all of this, while working at your own pace and in your own surroundings. Learn more

Peer Visitor (coming soon virtually)

Hospitalization following a traumatic injury can be filled with uncertainty, pain, anxiety and frustration. The TSN offers trauma patients an opportunity to talk with a trained peer visitor who can help the newly injured person through this difficult time and serve as a positive role model for the future. Since they have all lived through the trauma recovery experience, including the rescue scene, hospitalization, rehabilitation, and returning home, TSN peer visitors understand the concerns of new trauma patients on a deeply personal level. When a new trauma patient talks about his or her anxieties regarding the recovery ahead or the frustrations of dealing with the medical system, the TSN peer visitor can offer understanding and some tips for getting through the day. Most important, they are there to listen, address concerns and answer questions. Learn more


Community Resources

ABLE Tech and the Oklahoma Equipment Exchange

http://www.ok.gov/abletech/

The AT Equipment Exchange Program is a free service provided by Oklahoma ABLE Tech to assist individuals in obtaining previously owned AT at a potentially reduced cost to the individual. The AT Equipment Exchange Program allows Oklahomans to recycle AT through an information exchange service in which individuals can list those items no longer needed on a public database. Both buyers and sellers can access the list of used AT either by calling the toll free INFO-line or accessing the website.

American Red Cross

https://www.redcross.org/take-a-class/online-safety-classes

Be prepared to provide care at home, at school or in your community by learning the appropriate care to provide for first aid, breathing and cardiac emergencies. Taken entirely online only.

AMPOWER

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.

BrainLine

www.brainline.org

Brain injury facts, information, symptoms and support. Resources for preventing, treating, and living with brain injury. This is a terrific site and a valuable resource for survivors, their families, and professionals.

Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation

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

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.

Oklahoma Chapter United Spinal Association

https://unitedspinal.org/chapter/oklahoma-chapter-of-united-spinal-association/

The Oklahoma Chapter of United Spinal Association is a 501(c)3 organization that serves individuals and families affected by spinal cord injuries and disease through peer mentoring, advocacy, and support resources for persons living with paralysis and their family members. 800-962-9629

Oklahoma Foundation for the Disabled, Inc.

http://www.okfd.org

Adult day service providing social, recreational and life-skill activities for people with disabilities. Builds self-esteem, sense of belonging and self-assurance.

OU Health Mental and Behavioral Health Department

https://www.ouhealth.com/health-services/mental-behavioral-health/

When you choose to work with the mental and behavioral health experts at OU Health in Oklahoma City and Tulsa, you benefit from an extensive array of non-emergency, evidence-based interventions, services and treatments for adults, Request an appointment with an OU Health mental health specialist as a new outpatient or make a change to a scheduled appointment. We accept private insurance, cash payments, Medicare and Medicaid For Oklahoma City, call (405) 271-5251, option 2 For Tulsa, call (918) 660-3130

Palomar

https://palomarokc.org

We partner with other community agencies to provide wraparound services to victims of domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assault, stalking, elder abuse, and human trafficking. We are a Family Justice Center, which means that we collaborate with our partner organizations, many of whom have offices in our building, to fulfill our mission. (405) 552-1010

Phoenix Society- Burn Survivors

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

Phoenix Society serves burn survivors, loved ones, burn care professionals, researchers, and anyone else committed to empowering the burn community and building a safer world.

SAMSHA

www.samsha.gov

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.

SoonerRide

https://oklahoma.gov/ohca/individuals/soonerride.html

Transportation to and from doctor and therapy appointments *Need appointment date, time, address of appointment and address of pick up *Need Medicaid number *Must call 72 hours in advance; does not include weekends 1-877-404-4500

Suicide Prevention Lifeline

suicidepreventionlifeline.org

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We're committed to improving crisis services and advancing suicide prevention by empowering individuals, advancing professional best practices, and building awareness. 1-800-273-8255


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