The Too Hot for Tots program resources were developed for public educators working with young families to teach caregivers about burn injuries that often happen in the home. The program includes several resources that can be purchase individually or as a complete “Tool Kit”.
The program resource are complimentary for:
– BC Family Educators
– BC Fire Fighter Organizations (including volunteer Fire Fighters)
– Non Profit Organization who train BC Educators
– Non Profit Organizations supporting the education of BC families through volunteer activities
– BC Caregivers – parents, grandparents, daycare providers (brochure only)
(For use only in Canada)
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After the Burn
A burn injury is a frightening event for a child and their family. It is normal to feel overwhelmed and worried. Traumatic stress symptoms are common, including feeling anxious, jumpy, angry or empty. Family members are the best individuals to support the child.
Respond to your child in a calm, patient and reassuring way. Use simple words to explain what is happening and talk about your feelings and thoughts with each other. Try to go back to normal routines and limits as this helps the child feel that life is safe and predictable.
If your child’s injury is significant or they continue to show behaviour changes months after the traumatic injury, it may be a sign that your child needs professional support. If your child is a patient at BC Children’s Hospital, you can access help through the Psychology Department. For more information about helping your family cope read Burn Injuries: Helping Families Cope
The BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund is a valuable resource available to burn and trauma patients and their families. We provide funding for burn garments/creams; offer a summer Burn Camp for young Burn Survivors ages 6-18; and have programs for all ages of burn and trauma survivors. To apply for funding please contact Shelley at the Burn Fund office 604-436-5617.
If you would you like to be added to our Too Hot for Tots! contact list please send your name, complete mailing address, email, phone, title and organization to Too Hot for Tots!
Questions about the program? Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Phone: (604)436-5617.
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