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, January 11th, 2014
Parent Education Session:
Topic: Depression and Anxiety Related to Diagnosis and Recurrence
Speaker: Danielle Mosley, Psy. D. Post Doctorial Fellow in Pediatric Psychology
10:30AM to10:50 AM: Registration- **We ask that families not arrive before 10:30 am to allow staff time to prepare.**
11:00AM to 12:00 PM:
- Parent Education Session
- Teen Patient Support Group
- Young Adult Support Group for patients and survivors 16 years and older
- Children - Patient and Sibling Session: Make Snow and “Snow Play”
12:00PM to 12:30 PM: Lunch
12:30PM to 1:30 PM:
- Parent Support Group
- Teen Education Session: Ask the Expert: Driving Concerns When You Have A Brain Tumor Speaker: Peggy P. Barco, OTD, OT/L, SCDCM Faculty, Washington University School of Medicine Program in Occupational Therapy
- Children - Patient and Sibling Session: Surprise Winter Craft
*Free parking* There will be a drawing for gas cards
*** RSVP closing date is Wednesday, January 8, 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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