We have a wide selection of brochures for crash victims, available in English and Spanish, covering grief and healing, talking to children and teens about death, coping with serious injury, the criminal and civil court system, and other topics of interest.
Your Grief: You're Not Going Crazy
It is difficult to imagine the magnitude of pain associated with the traumatic death of a loved one. When someone is killed suddenly and violently, grief reactions of family and friends can be intense, complicated, and long lasting.
Workplace Loss and Grief
The emotional reactions you and your colleagues may experience can be overwhelming because an impaired driver has violently violated the life of someone you care for and respect.
Unique Grief: For Non-Family Members
When a friend, neighbor, lover, co-worker or an acquaintance doesn???t die of natural causes, but is killed by the senseless preventable behavior of an impaired person, grief can be strong, so intense that it goes beyond what can be described in words.
It is difficult to imagine the magnitude of pain associated with the traumatic death of a loved one, especially when the loved one is your spouse or life partner.
Men and Mourning
From early childhood, males are taught that men should protect their families. Fathers are responsible for fulfilling their family???s physical, financial and emotional needs.
Loss, Pain & Healing (Parents)
No loss compares to the death of a child. If you are a parent coping with such a loss due to a drunk driver, you may never experience pain as intense or urgent as what you feel now.
When you became a parent, you sought to protect your child from the pain and grief that life sometimes brings. Mostly, you have been successful; you have had the ability to solve problems and the power to lessen hurts.
Adult Sibling Grief
If your brother or sister died in a drunk driving crash, you may find the grief literature too general to address your needs. This brochure, however, focuses on the unique grief response of an adult facing the death of a brother or sister.
Living with Traumatic Brain Injury
Individuals who are involved in impaired driving crashes often incur severe trauma to their bodies. Many victims/survivors experience silent, unseen and sometimes undiagnosed injuries to the brain.
Living With Spinal Cord Injury
Individuals who are involved in impaired driving crashes often incur bruises, broken bones and thermal burns. But unlike many victims/survivors, those with spinal cord injuries face permanent and lifelong changes, often resulting in paralysis and/or loss of sensation below the site of the injury.
Living with Injury
Many victims/survivors are injured as a result of an impaired driving crash and experience physical pain beyond anything they have ever felt before. In spite of the pain, they may rejoice simply because they are alive. Or they may truly wish that they had died, feeling that to have escaped this kind of pain would have been a blessing.
Living with Burn Injury
Individuals who are involved in impaired driving crashes often incur bruises, broken bones and head injuries. But unlike many victims/survivors, those with burn injuries wear the scars of their trauma for the world to see.
Selecting a Civil Attorney
This brochure is intended to help alleviate some of the anxiety associated with choosing the right legal representation.
A Guide Through the Criminal Justice System
It is common for victims/survivors to feel powerless and intimidated by the criminal justice system. When you are in the vulnerable position of having been victimized by another person???s actions, it may take all you have to cope with the aftermath of the traumatic event.
Helping Children Cope With Grief
We would like to tell our children that the world is fair and just, but it is not so. Adults and children alike must realize that painful things happen. It is impossible to live without hurt.
Every Child Deserves a Designated Driver
Protecting children is a value most Americans cherish. Yet, despite the fact that drunk driving is a violent crime, driving imparied with children in the vehicle is not a commonly acknowledged form of child endangerment or child abuse.
Child Sibling Grief
The sudden and violent death of a loved one in a drunk driving crash is painful at best. It is hard to accept that no one is immune from danger in the world and that we are vulnerable.
How Are You Feeling? (Teen Grief)
If someone you love died in a drunk-driving crash, you may never again face anything as shocking as this loss.
Someone You Know Drinks and Drives
This brochure was written to assist people who are in the very difficult and frightening position of knowing someone who drinks and drives. There are no easy answers and most people havesome strong feelings about the issue.