There are many resources available for those who are living with a burn injury and their families, friends, and caretakers. Here are some that we have found most helpful:
Peer Support Groups and Events
Burn Center Family Support Group
This group meets weekly in UNC Hospitals.
Asheville Burn Support Group
This group meets in Asheville, North Carolina.
For more information, please contact:
World Burn Congress
Every year, the Phoenix Society, in an effort to support burn survivors and burn care professionals, holds an international conference in the United States or Canada. The three-day conference provides opportunities to meet new people, share stories and experiences, and learn more about advances in burn recovery. Many of the attendees, which include burn survivors, their families, care givers, burn care professionals, firefighters, and volunteers, describe the event as life changing with the many stories of hope and courage.
The North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center has been proud to co-host this conference twice, in 2004 and in 2008.
Some financial support is available through the Phoenix Society. For more information on the upcoming event, click here.
Changing Faces: The Challenge of Facial Disfigurement
Coping Strategies for Burn Survivors and their Families
Norman R Bernstein, Alan Breslau, and Jean Graham
Helping Children Heal the Effects of Loss and Trauma after Burn
Injury: A Guide for Parents and Caregivers
Megan Bronson, RN, MSN, CS
Severe Burns: A Family Guide to Medical and Emotional Recovery
Rising from the Flames: The Experience of the Severely Burned
Albert Carter and Jane Petro
Just Get Over It!: We All Have a Choice
Burn Support News
The Phoenix Society publishes this newsletter with articles written by burn care professionals and survivors on burn prevention programs, recent burn events, and the emotional effects of burn injuries. For more information, click here
The Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors
International support organization for burn survivors, families, caregivers, and fire fighters.
American Burn Association
The American Burn Association is dedicated to improving the lives of everyone affected by burn injury through patient care, education, research and advocacy.
A UK charity that supports and represents people who have disfigurements of the face or body from any cause.
Because each person has strengths and qualities to offer, AboutFace advocates on behalf of those touched by facial difference with peer connections, information, emotional support and opportunities to enhance their life circumstances.