Children's Burn Foundation

Oct 27, 2016 - 4:30 PM

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Any child who suffers severe burns requires more than just medical care, and the Children’s Burn Foundation meets their needs through support services that contribute to their psychological and social recovery. Founded in 1985, the organization provides more than 50,000 children and families annually with reconstructive treatment, family assistance, prevention and education programs, and counseling.

Recognizing that young burn victims can feel isolated, the charity hosts camps, retreats, and holiday parties where they can build friendships. It also brings children, parents, and siblings together for support groups that are guided by therapists and designed to help the entire family through the emotional aspects of the recovery process.

The foundation’s international outreach program provides education and training in burn units in Zambia, India, and Guatemala. The charity’s U.S. teams work side by side with local doctors and nurses in those countries to help improve burn treatment. childburn.org