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 | Care Tip Sheets

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.

Afrotando una Merte Traumatica (Coping with Traumatic Death)
Es difícil imaginar la magnitud del dolor asociado con la muerte traumática de un ser querido.

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.

El Dolor en Los Adultos Traumática Después de Una Muerte (Adult Grief After a Traumatic Death)
El duelo no es un evento, sino un proceso de experimentar los efectos de una muerte u otra pérdida. Es algo que todas las personas experimentan en algún momento de sus vidas. El duelo traumático es diferente y aún más difícil.

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Injured brochures

Afrotando Lesiones (Coping with Injury)
Cuando usted ha sido lesionado en un accidente causado por la conducción bajo la influencia de sustancias es probable que sufra muchas consecuencias físicas y emocionales diferentes que nunca se esperaba.

Coping with Injury
After a crash the first thing people naturally focus on are the physical injuries. There are all different kinds of physical trauma that can occur as a result of a substance impaired driving crash. Some crashes will cause non-permanent injuries, while others may have long lasting effects.

Sobreviviendo Lesiones
Substance impaired driving crashes cause hundreds of thousands of injuries each year to victims/survivors who, through no fault of their own, must now cope with the aftermath of a crash.

Surviving Injury
Substance impaired driving crashes cause hundreds of thousands of injuries each year to victims/survivors who, through no fault of their own, must now cope with the aftermath of a crash.

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Legal & Financial brochures

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.

Entendiendo los Sistemas de Justicia Criminal y Civil (Understanding the Criminal and Civil Justice Systems)
It is common for victims and survivors to feel powerless and intimidated by the criminal and civil justice systems. 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. This brochure should provide you with information about what to expect and what your rights are as a victim of crime.

Recursos para Víctimas de la Conducción Bajo la Influencia de Sustancias (Resources for Victims of Substance Impaired Driving)
Victims/survivors are encouraged to read this brochure to explore a variety of avenues when pursuing benefits, restitution and other resources.

Resources for Victims of Substance Impaired Driving
Victims/survivors are encouraged to read this brochure to explore a variety of avenues when pursuing benefits, restitution and other resources.

Understanding the Criminal and Civil Justice Systems
It is common for victims and survivors to feel powerless and intimidated by the criminal and civil justice systems. 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. This brochure should provide you with information about what to expect and what your rights are as a victim of crime.

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

Ayudando A Los Niños A Afrontar La Muerte (Helping Children Cope With Death)
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.

Helping Children Cope with Death
After a traumatic death, adults may find it difficult to know what to do to help the youngest members of the family. This brochure guides adults with information about what is typical after traumatic death and how they can help.

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Teenager brochures

Teen Grief
Being a teen is hard enough without any awful things happening to you. This brochure is aimed to provide support to teens and family members of teens who have lost a loved one.

Los Adolescentes Y El Duelo (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

Previniendo: la conduccion bajo la influencia de sustancias y el poner en riesgo a menores de edad
This brochure provides insight into what a person can do when they are concerned that someone is driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs, sometimes when a child is also in the vehicle.

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.

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Care Tip Sheets

When A Child Drinks And Drives (For Bereaved Parents)
The love for a child is extraordinarily special. Parents want to care for their child, to protect them, and to help them with all their needs. Unfortunately, children cannot always be protected.

Helping Friends and Family Cope with the Holidays
Friends and relatives sometimes fail to realize how significant their role can be in the healing process during the holidays. You can be a healing agent to those you love this holiday season.

Coping with the Holidays
For many people, this is a season of celebrations. However, the holidays are often a difficult time for those who are coping with grief due to a death or serious injury.

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