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: 

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Next Group Information:

BEAT (Brain Tumor Education and Therapy) Support Group
July 28, 2018 at St. Louis Children's Hospital
Room 11W40

10:30AM-11:00AM: Registration

11:00AM-12:00PM:

  • Parent Education Session and Young Adult Survivors Session: Social/Behavioral changes after tumor diagnosis/treatment
  • Teen patient support group
  • Children patient and sibling session:  Yoga

12:00PM-12:30PM: Lunch

12:30PM-1:30PM:

  • Parent Support Group
  • Teen education session: Social skills
  • Young adult support group
  • Childrenpatient and sibling session: Yoga

**Free Parking and Drawing for Gas Cards!**

*RSVP to insure adequate childcare for children's activities and lunch*

To RSVP, call or email Moroline Whittington, LCSW at 314.454.5196 or email mxw2044@bjc.org

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  • Please provide a contact number in case of inclement weather.

  • Please call or email if you have questions or would like to request removal from the mailing list.

SAVE THE DATE: BEAT Resource Fair on September 22, 2018. More information to come!

BEAT Children's Activity
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