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.
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.
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. Click here for a copy of our "Your child has been injured as a result of a motor vehicle collision - Information for Parents" pamphlet.
The Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO) 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.
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 SickKids. A nurse, doctor, or the trauma patient care coordinator will discuss these instructions with you before you are discharged from the hospital. Click here for a copy of our "Going home after a liver or spleen injury - Information for Families" pamphlet.
Children who have been seriously 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 Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital.
Acquired Brain Injury
Are you caring for someone with an acquired brain injury? This Family Resource has been developed to provide families with information about acquired brain injuries.
The Ontario Brain Injury Association was established in 1986 by families whose lives have been affected by acquired brain injury. The association offers ongoing support services to families as well as links to community resources. OBIA provides a listing of all community brain injury association groups.
The Toronto Acquired Brain Injury Network provides "leadership in furthering equitable, accessible, responsive, cost-effective and quality publicly-funded services and support for persons living with the effects of an acquired brain injury in the Greater Toronto Area". The site provides information for both professionals and family members and has many links to other related sites. There is also a Family Resource Guide that provides helpful information regarding acquired brain injuries and what one could expect from recovery.
Are you a teacher or educator? Here is a resource for educating educators about Acquired Brain Injured children.
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. The mission of the CPA is "to assist persons with spinal cord injuries and other physical disabilities to achieve independence, self reliance and full community participation".