Going back to school and being with peers is a very important step in a young burn survivor's recovery. It can be one of the most stressful transitions in the aftermath of a burn injury or traumatic loss. Everyday interaction with classmates, participation in extracurricular activities, and plans for their future may also pose new challenges… and your child may be unsure of how to ask questions or where to turn for help.
The Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors, along with several partners, created The Journey Back, a program for parents, teachers, or any caring adult who is assisting a child with a positive return to school after a burn injury or traumatic loss. With templates, worksheets, videos and other resources, The Journey Back addresses the academic, physical, social and emotional aspects of the recovery process. It is designed for any caring adult who wants to help ensure the smoothest return possible for a child in their life.
You can learn more about the program through an online tutorial, and then can download the full educational guide, The Journey Back (also available as an ebook) for free, through the Phoenix Society's website.