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:
Saturday, September 20, 2014-St. Louis Children's Hospital, 11W40
10:30AM-10:50AM-Registration (please do not arrive before 10:30AM to allow staff time for preparation)
11:00AM-12:00PM-Parent Education Session Topic: "Strategies for Nutrition Success" - Speaker:Marsha Flowers, MHS, RD, LD Clinical Nutrition Manager at St. Louis Children's Hospital
Teen Patient Support Group
Children-Patient and Sibling Session: Home Depot Project
12:00PM to 12:30PM-Lunch
12:30PM to 1:30PM-Parent Support Group
Teen Education Session: "Everything You Want to Know About Nutrition Weight Loss and Weight Gain" -Speaker: Marsha Flowers, MHS, RD, LD
Young Adult Support Group for patients and survivors 16 years and older
Children-Patient and Sibling Session: Horticulture Activity
**Free Parking--Drawing for gas cards**
**RSVP closing date is Tuesday, September 16, to insure adequate childcare for children's activities and lunch**
To RSVP, call or email Moroline Whittington, LCSW at 314-454-5196 or email email@example.com
Please provide the name of each attendee and the age of each child and teen
Please call or email if you have questions or would like to request removal from the mailing list
*Save the date for Saturday, October 18, 2014*
Parents' Night Out!
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