LINKS to Interesting & Helpful Places for Burn Survivors and about Burn Safety
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is a free, monitored, and secure online community that welcomes kids,
teens, and young adults of all abilities. "Here, young people with
disabilities and illnesses meet and chat with other people like them in a
virtual world that transcends boundaries and barriers. They make friends,
get tips from mentors, and freely participate in an atmosphere of
collaboration, companionship and support. Parents and professionals
Burn Support Groups Database
is in three languages and includes both Burn Camps and Burn Support
Organisations of all kinds. Search for an organisation or camp anywhere in
Burn Support News
publishes articles on the emotional, psychological, and social aspects
of burn recovery. Each quarterly issue includes feature stories on burn
survivors and their family members who are successfully travelling the
road to recovery. BSN also includes information about burn prevention
programs, the latest news in the burn community, original works written by
burn survivors, and information on burn care and safety legislation.
is a website designed to provide a comprehensive, up-to-date educational
tool for burn care professionals throughout the world. It gives an
in-depth account of burn treatment from initial assessment onwards.
Warning: Most pages include graphic photographs of burn injuries.
Burn Survivors Support Zone
is for those who have suffered injuries due to burns and also for their
family and friends. "Please feel free to share your story or just
vent any frustrations that you may have..."
Burn Survivors Throughout The World, Inc.
is an international non-profit organization currently working in Africa,
Canada, Egypt, France, Ghana, Guatemala, Hong Kong, India, Mexico,
Pakistan, Peru, Slovenia, Spain, the UK, the United States and Vietnam.
BSTTW offers memberships, peer support, education, advocacy, medical
referrals, a religious healing weekend, and public awareness programs.
Lightning Strike & Electric Shock Survivors International, Inc.
is a non-profit support group by and for survivors, their families, and
other interested parties. They aim to "provide a resource of
continuous support and education in health and well-being for survivors
and their families..... Visit our publications area for many booklets
available for info on electrical & lightning injury tabulated by our
Phoenix Society Online Community
provides a secure and safe place for you to share your story, while also
providing a place to connect with others who have similar experiences
related to a burn trauma. "Some of the areas are interactive while
others will provide a place to read and learn from others' stories. Being
a Member of our community allows you to: Share Your Story; Participate in
Online Chats; View Online Stories."
Phoenix Society's World Burn Congress
is an annual international three-day conference that brings together
more than 800 burn survivors, their families, care-givers, burn care
professionals and firefighters. "It is a forum in which we encourage
and facilitate the sharing of stories, provide support and increase
knowledge of burn recovery. For many it is the first opportunity to meet
and share with others who have experienced a burn trauma. Many have
described their experience at WBC as both powerful and life changing."
SkinCell International Forum for Skin Disorders
is a non-profit online discussion forum. Topics can be very varied, and
include keloids, laser surgery, and skin grafting. "Here at SkinCell
we have attempted to make available to all skin sufferers and their
families an open and free forum where they can discuss any skin disorder
or disease they choose. Guests are welcome to view any area of the forum
but membership is required in order to post any messages."
is the "premier online social network for teens with chronic and
life-threatening medical conditions, and their siblings. Teens are able to
connect with other teens that are at home or in the hospital. Users post
pictures, chat, post blogs and bulletins and find new friends in similar
State of Grace: portraits of burn survivors
by Doug Auld is a project inspired by the "desire to bring upon a
positive evolution to the hidden world of burn survivors and the
parameters of beauty in society..... With the making of these paintings, I
hope the viewer will look, stare and examine these works so as to confront
our fears and assumptions based on our exterior."
- Babysitter's Guide to Preventing Burns: http://www.burnsurgery.com/Modules/prevention/babysitterguide/sec1.htm
- Boating Safety: http://www.burnsurgery.com/Modules/prevention/summerrec/sec5.htm
- Burn Prevention Safety for Senior Citizens: http://www.burnsurgery.com/Modules/prevention/seniors/index.htm
- Camping Safety: http://www.burnsurgery.com/Modules/prevention/summerrec/sec2.htm
- Candle Safety: http://www.burnsurgery.com/Modules/prevention/summerrec/sec4.htm
- Gasoline Safety: http://www.burnsurgery.com/Modules/prevention/gasoline/sec1.htm
- Home Safety: http://www.burnsurgery.com/Modules/prevention/home_safety/index_home_safety.htm
- Lightning & Fireworks Safety: http://www.burnsurgery.com/Modules/prevention/summerrec/sec4.htm
- Motor Vehicle Burn Safety: http://www.burnsurgery.com/Modules/prevention/motor_vehicle/index_motor_veh.htm
- Sun Safety: http://www.burnsurgery.com/Modules/prevention/summerrec/sec1.htm