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MADD serves a victim or survivor of a drunk or drugged driving crash every 8.6 minutes.
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Supportive Literature

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.

Grief brochures | Injured brochures | Legal brochures | Children brochures

 Teenager brochures | Intervention brochures

Grief brochures

Adult Grief After a Traumatic Death
Grief is not an event, but a process of experiencing the effects of a death or other loss. Grief is something that everyone experiences at some point in their lives. Traumatic grief is different and even more difficult.

Coping with Traumatic Death
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.

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Injured brochures

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.

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 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.

Rehabilitative Therapies
Many victims/survivors endure pain and suffering long after a crash as their primary injuries evolve into further problems.

Vivir Con Lesiones De La Médula Espinal (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.

Vivir Con Lesión Cerebral (Living with Brain Injury)
People who have been involved in shock caused by drivers often unfit experiencing severe bodily trauma.

Vivir Con Quemaduras Traumáticas (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.

Vivir Con Una Lesión (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.

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Legal & Financial brochures

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 persons actions, it may take all you have to cope with the aftermath of the traumatic event.

Declaración Del Impacto En La Víctima Folleto (Victim Impact Statement Booklet)
Judges today are compelled by law to give victims and their family members an opportunity to address the court. Every state guarantees the right to present a written or oral statement in court addressing the impact of crime on the people most affected.

El Sistema Dejusticia Penal (The Criminal Justice Process)
It is common for victims / survivors feel helpless and intimidated by the criminal justice system.

Financial Recovery
Victims/survivors are encouraged to read this brochure to explore a variety of avenues when pursuing benefits, restitution and other resources.

Recuperación Financiera (Financial Recovery)
Victims/survivors are encouraged to read this brochure to explore a variety of avenues when pursuing benefits, restitution and other resources.

Seleccionando A Un Abogada Civil (Selecting a Civil Attorney)
This booklet is intended to provide a guide General to select and hire a civilian lawyer, not intended to be a substitute for or a better resource than the council legal or professional.

Selecting a Civil Attorney
This brochure is intended to help alleviate some of the anxiety associated with choosing the right legal representation.

Victim Impact Statement Booklet
Judges today are compelled by law to give victims and their family members an opportunity to address the court. Every state guarantees the right to present a written or oral statement in court addressing the impact of crime on the people most affected.

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Children brochures

Ayudar A Los Niños A Enfrentarse Con La Muerte (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.

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.

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.

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Teenager brochures

¿Cómo te Sientes? (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.

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.

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Intervention brochures

Preventing Substance Impaired Driving and Child Endangerment
If you are reading this brochure, you may be in a very difficult and frightening position of knowing someone who drinks and/or uses drugs and drives.

Alguien Que Usted Conoce Bebe y Conduce (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.

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