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, July 25, 2015 at St. Louis Children's Hospital
10:30AM-10:50AM: Registration (we ask families to arrive no earlier than 10:30 to allow staff sufficient time to prepare)
- Parent Education Session Topic-Stress Reduction Therapy
- Teen Patient Support Group
- Patient and Sibling Session-Yoga and Movement
- Parent Support Group
- Teen Education Topic-Dr. Abby Hollander: "Everything you want to know about growth hormone and endocrine concerns"
- Young Adult Support Group for patients and survivors 16 years and older
- Patient and Sibling Session-Yoga and Relaxation
**Free Parking and Drawing for Gas Cards!**
*RSVP closing date is July 21 to insure adequate childcare for children's activities and lunch*
*There will be no webinar for the July group. We will offer it again for the September group*
To RSVP, call or email Moroline Whittington, LCSW at 314.454.5196 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please provide the number of attendees and the name of each.
Please provide a contact number in case of inclement weather.
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