Friday, October 19 & Saturday, October 20, 2012
Presented by The Gathering Place, Beachwood, Ohio
A conference aimed at helping professionals enhance or create programs to help children cope with a parent’s serious illness.
The conference will:
– Aid professionals in developing an all-inclusive child & family program
– Teach new tools that can help enhance an already existing program
– Provide written support group outlines, tools for assessment and evaluation and a detailed manual of psychotherapeutic activities to use with children’s groups and family groups
Who should attend this conference?
Child Life Specialists – Social Workers – Nurses
Clergy – Counselors – School Psychologists
Key Note Speakers:
Wendy Harpham, MD: Wendy is a doctor of internal medicine, best-selling author, long-term cancer survivor, and mother of three. Throughout her career as a practitioner, author, lecturer and patient advocate, Dr. Harpham has fulfilled her mission, “To help others through the synergy of science and caring.”
Kathleen McCue, MS, LSW, CLLS: Kathleen pioneered the care and treatment of children stressed by a parent’s grave illness. Kathleen founded and continues to direct the children’s program at The Gathering Place, a support center for individuals and families touched by cancer in Northeast, Ohio. She is the author of How to Help Children Through a Parent’s Serious Illness which was recently released in a new edition and Someone I Love is Sick: Helping Very Young Children Cope with Cancer in the Family.