Help When It Matters

We have coaches to help us improve and be properly supported in almost every aspect of life.

In a world where we have coaches for almost every aspect of life – sports, executive, birthing, and training coaches – CwC has its own Care Coach to help patients through recovery. They are called Life Care Specialists.

If you have had a health crisis requiring hospitalization or know someone who has then you know first- hand how stressful and scary the process can be. The need for hospitalization often includes pain management which relies on opioid-based pain medication. This has led to an epidemic in the United States.

Enter the Christopher Wolf Crusade (CwC): A nonprofit dedicated to preventing opioid misuse and dependency before it starts through education and proactive management of inpatient hospital stays vis-a-vis CWC’s Life Care Specialist – your personal Care Coach dedicated to your recovery by implementing CWC’s Healing Wheel.

CWC’s Healing Wheel

Personalized Pain Management Plan

Your Care Coach will teach you non-pharmacological pain management techniques and help you craft a pain plan.

Mental Health Wellness Skills

Your Care Coach will teach you evidence-based skills from the Trauma Resource Institute to cultivate resilience and to help you manage the impact of stressful life events. These skills can help with anxiety, depression, and PTSD.

Relaxation Exercises

Your Care Coach will guide you through relaxation techniques including progressive muscle relaxation, diaphragmatic breathing, guided imagery and mindfulness/meditation exercises.

A Listening Ear

Your Care Coach utilizes motivational interviewing and reflective listening skills to help you process any stress or anxiety. Your Care Coach will be there to lend support.

Care Coordination & Referral

Your Care Coach will teach you non-pharmacological pain management techniques and help you craft a pain plan.

Continued Care After Hospitalization

The Care Coach is committed to YOU! Your Care Coach will continue to follow up with you and provide resources and support as necessary.

Caregiver Support

Your Care Coach can provide resources to those who are helping you as you recover.

Sleep Coaching

Your Care Coach will provide techniques to improve your sleep.

Music Therapy

Your Care Coach is a certified music therapist and can help you use music and sound as a tool throughout your recovery.

Pain Medication Education

Your Care Coach will teach you non-pharmacological pain management techniques and help you craft a pain plan.

Integrated Member of the Healthcare Team

Personalized Pain Management Plan

Your Care Coach will teach you non-pharmacological pain management techniques and help you craft a pain plan.

Mental Health Wellness Skills

Your Care Coach will teach you evidence-based skills from the
Trauma Resource Institute to cultivate resilience and to help you manage the impact of stressful life events. These skills can help with anxiety, depression, and PTSD.

Relaxation Exercises

Your Care Coach will guide you through relaxation techniques including progressive muscle relaxation, diaphragmatic breathing, guided imagery and mindfulness/meditation exercises.

A Listening Ear

Your Care Coach utilizes motivational interviewing and reflective
listening skills to help you process any stress or anxiety. Your Care
Coach will be there to lend support.

Care Coordination & Referral

Should you have an unmet need your Care Coach has a vast network of resources and can make additional referrals.

Continued Care After Hospitalization

The Care Coach is committed to YOU! Your Care Coach will continue to follow up with you and provide resources and support as necessary.

Caregiver Support

Your Care Coach can provide resources to those who are helping you as you recover.

Sleep Coaching

Your Care Coach will provide techniques to improve your sleep.

Music Therapy

Your Care Coach is a certified music therapist and can help you use
music and sound as a tool throughout your recovery.

Pain Medication Education

Your Care Coach will teach you non-pharmacological pain management techniques and help you craft a pain plan.

Additional Support

01.

HEALTHCARE TEAM

Your Care Coach is a fully integrated member of your healthcare team and will work comprehensively with your doctors and nurses to ensure the details of your care are all handled effectively.

02.

REFERRALS

Your Care Coach will make sure all referrals and care instructions are implemented accurately and quickly.

03.

FOLLOW UPS

Your Care Coach will have follow up appointments with you to provide additional support while assessing your healing milestones.

04.

COACHING

Effective activities of Motivational Interviewing and Reflective Listening to ensure you’re feeling as well as possible during your healing journey.

05.

RESEARCH MEMBER

Your coach is a part of the CWC Research Clinical Trial, a select group of healthcare providers on the cutting edge of innovation. All new, clinically substantiated, tools will be at your disposal through your Coach’s education.

06.

MIND/BODY

A plethora of Mind/Body Techniques including Progressive Muscle Relaxation, Diaphragmatic Breathing, Sleep Hygiene and Music Therapy will be used to help your mind and body stay calm and relaxed during your healing journey, regardless of pain threshold.

07.

SUPPORT

Caretaker support is a critical component of CWC’s Healing Wheel. Your Care Coach will be a constant source of effective emotional support, as sometimes you just need a caring friend who understands the complexities of what you’re going through. Your Coach is right by your side to make sure you know that you’re never alone.

Backed By Clinical Research

The first group of Life Care Specialists have completed a two year clinical trial at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, GA. This study is being conducted under the supervision of the Emory University Institutional Review Board (IRB) and Mara L. Schenker, MD. This study is registered on clinicaltrials.gov.

“My Care Coach was AMAZING! This was my first hospitalization and I was terrified! He was with me every step of the way, handling all the details with the doctors and nurses, teaching me everything I needed to know about my recovery and how to manage my pain without opioids. I recovered faster than expected and even better, I’m stronger than ever!”

– Sarah s

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A Team Effort

CWC works closely with the Trauma Resource Institute, a California-based nonprofit organization. They have developed two models of wellbeing that we implement in our programs, the Community Resiliency Model and the Trauma Resiliency Model.
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