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Because Siskin Hospital understands the importance of camaraderie and encouragement outside the hospital setting, we host or sponsor support groups designed to address the social, emotional, medical, and legal issues facing community members and their families experiencing many different conditions. To learn how you and your family can be involved in a support group at Siskin Hospital, call 423.634.1200. Click here to view the Siskin Hospital Support Groups page.
The Peer Counselor program is a volunteer training program for people who have had physically disabling illness and injury and their family members who want to help Siskin Hospital patients cope with the adversity of and adjustment to similar health conditions.
Prospective peer counselors take part in training activities that educate participants in problem solving, listening skills and how to cope with difficult questions about values, religion and depression.
Peer counselors participate in patients' therapy by request of the rehabilitation team, patient or family and talk with patients and families about problems, issues, and concerns about what life will be like after their recovery. In many ways, peer counselors can be role models for people coming to terms with injuries and illness by providing an example of adjustment and success.
The Peer Counselor program accepts new candidates for training on an ongoing basis. For more information on how you can be a part of this rewarding program, contact the Psychology Department at 423.634.1400.
Vocational rehabilitation at Siskin Hospital is offered as a service to the Chattanooga community for adults with a variety of disabilities. Vocational rehabilitation provides work and independent living skills and is the crucial link between the completion of physical rehabilitation and the full return to a productive, meaningful life in the community and workforce. Click here to view the Vocational Rehabilitation page.
TSA Unveils Helpline for Fliers with Disabilities, Medical Conditions:
By Joe Myxter, Travel Editor
Travelers with disabilities or medical conditions who are nervous or uncertain about getting airport security now have a helpline they can call for assistance.
The Transportation Security Administration launched TSA Cares. "It is primarily to provide passengers - or families of passengers - with disabilities and medical conditions information about our screening procedures and what they should expect at the security checkpoint," TSA Spokesperson Greg Soule told msnbc.com.
Travelers can call the helpline (1-855-787-2227, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. EST) for information about security procedures.
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