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:
Upcoming Group Information:
BEAT (Brain tumor Education and Therapy) Support Group
Saturday, March 8, 2014
10:30AM-10:50AM: Registration (we ask that families not arrive before 10:30AM to allow staff time to prepare)11:00AM-12:00PM: Parent Education Session: Addressing Social Skills Deficits Among Childhood Brain Tumor Survivors Speaker: Kelli Triplett, Ph.D., Post-Doctoral Fellow in Pediatric Psychology Teen Patient Support Group Young Adult Support Group for patients and survivors 16 years or older Children-Patient and Sibling Session: Bingo 12:00PM-12:30PM: Lunch 12:30PM-1:30PM: Parent Support Group Teen Education Session: How to Find Summer Jobs and Volunteer Opportunities Speaker: Courtney Dauwalkder, MFA, OTD, Washington University School of Medicine, Department of Occupational Therapy Children-Patient and Sibling Session: Treasure Hunt
*Free parking* There will be a drawing for gas cards
*** RSVP closing date is Tuesday, March 4, to insure adequate childcare for children’s activities and lunch.
To RSVP call or email Moroline Whittington, LCSW at 314-454-5196 or email@example.com. Please provide the name of each attendee and the age of each child and teen.
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