The foundation provides health education for people of all ages in California by promoting public education about burn prevention, burn care and providing assistance for burn survivors and their families. Services include disease/disability information, fire protection, health education, health/disability support groups, specialized information and referral, and therapeutic camps for youth age 5 through 16 years old. Age restrictions apply; there are no geographic restrictions.
Disease/disability information, health education and fire protection includes printed materials, speakers, and training programs. Educational materials and speakers are available to provide information about burn prevention, fire safety, home escape planning, hot liquid burns and burn care.
Champ Camp is a week-long, residential summer camp for child burn survivors who have been treated at California hospitals or are current residents of California. It is fully staffed by medical doctors, nurses, program staff, volunteers and counselors. Activities at the camp include fishing, horseback riding, crafts, canoeing, archery, water slides, camp fire, a dance, and team building activities.
Support services include mutual support groups for burn survivors and their families and family supportive services.
A Back-to-School Program assists burn-injured children return to the classroom. Staff meet with school administrators, teachers and classmates to explain about burn injuries and talk about the academic and social difficulties the returning child may encounter. A Back-to-Work Program is also offered for burn-injured adults returning to work. The foundation may also be able to assist clients with transportation, special equipment, lodging and counseling services.
The agency provides a wide array of burn prevention education materials for Pre-K and 6th grade in English and in Spanish, including: Activity Books (Fire Facts, Safe Escape, Do the Right Thing); Bookmarks, Magnets and Stickers (Stop Drop & Roll; Cool-A-Burn); and Brochures (It Only Takes a Second, Stop, Drop and Roll and AARBF Prevention Programs).
Firefighters in Safety Education Program, which teaches elementary school students to protect themselves with Stop, Drop, and Roll, Cool-A-Burn and Hug A Firefighter and Get Low and Go.
Fire Safety for All Seasons, a public campaign to raise awareness throughout the state of California on burn prevention through fire safety in the home and how to prevent the occurrence of fires and burn injuries.
The program provides referrals to various support services including trauma specialists, image enhancement professionals and drug and alcohol treatment facilities and programs. APPLICATION PROCEDURE Call for information or to apply. FEES/PAYMENT SOURCE There are no fees for services; printed materials are available for $1.00 per publication.
Hours: Mon-Fri, 9:00AM-5:00PM; APPOINTMENTS, extended hours.
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