Phoenix Society’s SOAR Training at WBC

Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors conducted multiple SOAR (Survivors Offering Assistance in Recovery) training sessions at this year’s World Burn Congress 2013.  Phoenix Society’s SOAR is a hospital-based program that provides the transforming power of peer support so that everyone affected by burn injury can make a complete recovery – and resume a productive and fulfilling life.

On Tuesday, October 8th Phoenix Society conducted a SOAR Instructor training class and welcomed Massachusetts General Hospital and Arkansas Children’s Hospital Burn Center’s newest instructors to the SOAR family!

Phoenix Society offers SOAR (Survivors Offering Assistance in Recovery) Instructor training at its World Burn Congress 2013

Phoenix Society offers SOAR (Survivors Offering Assistance in Recovery) Instructor training at its World Burn Congress 2013

On Wednesday, October 9th, we held one of our largest Coordinator training classes to-date, with a broad attendance of hospitals & burn centers from across the country including:
– Rhode Island Hospital Burn Center / Hasbro Children’s Hospital
– Brigham & Women’s Hospital Burn Center
– Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
– UC San Diego Regional Burn Center
– University of Iowa Burn Center
– Oregon Burn Center
– University of Colorado Hospital Burn Center
– St. Barnabas Medical Center
– Grady Memorial Hospital Burn Center
– Shriners Hospitals For Children Galveston
– Calgary Firefighters Burn Treatment Center / Foothills Medical Center
– Tampa Bay Regional Burn Center
– Rhode Island Hospital
– Ohio State University Medical Center
– Community Regional Medical Center
– New York Presbyterian Hospital

We also welcome the volunteers who attended the SOAR Peer Supporter training on Wednesday, October 9th.  These peer supporters are based out of the following hospitals:
– Massachusetts General Hospital
– Brigham & Women’s Hospital Burn Center
– St. Barnabas Medical Center
– University of Michigan Health Systems
– Calgary Firefighters Burn Treatment Center /Foothills Medical Center
– University of Texas Medical Branch
– UC Davis Regional Burn Center
– Rhode Island Hospital Burn Center

Phoenix Society welcomes them to the program and the SOAR hospital network across the country! This training is part of the Phoenix Society’s ongoing commitment to provide peer support to burn survivors and their families as they recover from burn injury. The instructors, coordinators, and peer supporters are crucial roles in providing the peer support program for survivors and their loved ones. For more information on Phoenix Society’s SOAR program go to http://www.phoenix-society.org/programs/soar

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