Neuro-oncology Support Group
About our Program:
The BEAT Brain Tumor Education and Therapy Support Group goal is to educate, support and connect families whose children are diagnosed with brain or spinal cord tumors. This program is available to all pediatric brain or spinal cord tumor patients and their families throughout the region, regardless of where the child is receiving medical care.
BEAT offers separate educational sessions for parents and teen patients/survivors. Guest speakers present information about treatment and long-term survival issues.
A licensed counselor facilitates the separate support groups for parents and teen patients/survivors. Younger patients/survivors and siblings have activities designed especially for them by an Art therapist, Music Therapist, Child Life Specialist, or other staff member.
BEAT Support Group meets six times during the year on Saturdays from 11:00 to 1:30 to provide families an opportunity to meet and connect. Parking is free. The next scheduled meetings are:
Next Group Information:
BEAT (Brain Tumor Education and Therapy) Support Group
Saturday, March 21, 2015 at St. Louis Children’s Hospital
10:30-10:50 am: Registration
We ask families to arrive no earlier than 10:30AM to allow staff time to prepare
11:00 am-12:00 pm:
- Parent Education Session Topic: Understanding and Managing Treatment Related Complications and Medical Late Effects
- Teen Patient Support Group
- Patient and Sibling Session: Cooking Activity
12:00-12:30 pm: Lunch
- Parent Support Group
- Teen Education Session: How to have a positive body image
- Young Adult Support Group for patients and survivors 16 years and older
- Patient and Sibling Session: Nutrition activity
Free Parking--Drawing for Gas Cards
RSVP closing date is March 16 to ensure adequate childcare for children's activities and lunch preparations.
***If you are unable to be present for this month's support group, you can still attend the education session via live streaming from your computer. If you would like to attend remotely, please email Megan Rennie at email@example.com***
To RSVP, call or email Moroline Whittington, LCSW at 314-454-5196 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please provide the name of each attendee and the age of each child and teen
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