Parent Resources


A burn injury can be a traumatic event for the child but also for the family. Common reactions to unexpected and frightening events include: anxiety, worry, distress, avoiding reminders, distancing oneself, sleep problems, and guilt. In order to help your child, it is important to also take care of yourself by talking to supportive family and friends; treating your own stress with good nutrition, sleep, and a bit of exercise; and advocating for your child by helping us understand what we can do to comfort and encourage your child during treatment.

Finally, in the midst of any trauma it is important to look for strengths in your child, in your family, and in yourself. You are helping to create the healing story.

Additional resources for parents and caregivers

The following resources provide burn-specific support and education:

The following lodging resources are located near Children’s Hospital Colorado’s main campus:

  • Ronald McDonald House
    932 Potomac Circle, Aurora, CO
    (720) 324-2400
  • St. Christopher House
    1780 Lafayette St, Denver, CO
    (720) 917-9900
  • SpringHill Suites by Marriott
    13400 E Colfax Ave, Aurora, CO
    (720) 859-1100