Has someone in your family been injured? This can be a very difficult and emotional time. We have provided some resources that may be of help.
- Please visit the LHSC Trauma website to learn more about our program
- Children’s Trauma Handbook
- Common Reactions to Experiencing a Trauma - Children who experience a trauma may have many different reactions that are all part of the normal recovery process. Learn more about Children's Reactions to Trauma at Child Trauma
- The National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children is an excellent on-line resource for parents and professionals as it pertains to a number of topics related to children and trauma
- If you are looking for children and adolescent books on trauma, visit the Child and Family Resource Centre in the Children’s Hospital
Bereaved Families of Ontario is a volunteer organization that provides mutual aid support to individuals who have lost a significant person to death. There are affiliate associations
in many communities across Ontario. This site also offers good information about grief and loss.
- Has your child been injured as a result of a motor vehicle collision? You may be entitled to Accident Benefits. Information for Parents Pamphlet
- The Financial Services Commission of Ontario regulates automobile insurance. This site provides links to all of the Accident Benefits forms and has additional information about automobile insurance as it relates to a personal injury claim
- Navigating the insurance system can be an overwhelming task for any caregiver. We encourage families to seek consultation with a personal injury lawyer who has expertise in knowing your rights. For a complete list of personal injury lawyers go to the London Brain Injury Community Service Directory
Liver or Spleen Injury Information
Has your child had a liver or spleen injury? There are special instructions to ensure your child is as safe as possible after leaving the hospital. A nurse, doctor, or the trauma nurse case manager will discuss these instructions with you before you are discharged from the hospital.
- Children who have been injured may need ongoing rehabilitation after discharge from hospital. These services can be provided through Community Care Access Centres, Private Services, or a children's treatment centre such as Thames Valley Children’s Centre
- For children who require more extensive rehabilitation services that are unable to be managed in the home, temporary placement at Bloorview Kids Rehab or Parkwood Hospital may be explored
Spinal Cord Injuries
The Canadian Paraplegic Association is an organization that offers support, linkage to resources and advocacy on issues related to spinal cord injuries and other physical disabilities.
Trauma Counselling Resource