Children's Hospital Colorado
Center for Children's Surgery
Center for Children's Surgery
Burn Center

Resources for Parents Caring for a Child with a Burn

How to take care of yourself and your family

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

  • Take care of yourself by talking to supportive family and friends
  • Treat your own stress with good nutrition, sleep and a bit of exercise
  • Advocate for your child by helping us understand what we can do to comfort and encourage your child during treatment
  • Look for strengths in your child, in your family, and in yourself
  • Remember that you are creating a 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 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

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