TSN Assistance

The Trauma Survivors Network (TSN) is a partnership between Vanderbilt Medical Center and the American Trauma Society (ATS).  The TSN's primary focus is to ease the burden of injury and its consequences for patients and their families through the exchange of reliable information, education, peer support and, most importantly, promotion of self-management programs. 

The TSN provides the following assistance to trauma survivors:

  • A direct link to CarePagesSM where patients and families can create free, personal and private web pages to help them communicate with friends and family
  • A Peer Visitation Program to link trauma survivors with experienced mentors who will share experiences in recovery, model successful coping and encourage the patient to continue to move forward
  • A program to help member trauma centers develop and sustain Peer Support Groups, as well as conduct regional training programs to certify group leaders
  • Self-Management Classes for Trauma Survivors (the NextSteps© program) to enhance the survivor’s ability to manage the consequences of injury by building on pre-existing strengths and coping skills, including  problem solving, relaxation, communication and goal setting
  • An Online Resource Center (the TSN Traumapedia) and a Patient/Family Handbook that provide information on traumatic injuries, treatments, and practical information for rehabilitation, as well as getting back into the community and giving back
  • Access to videos of experts discussing issues of importance to survivors and their families
  • An Online Community Forum where trauma survivors and their families share experiences and provide support and hope to others

For more information about the American Trauma Society and its Trauma Survivors Network Program, please click on the provided links.