Webinar – “Parents of Children with Complex Medical Needs: Toward an Integrated Behavioral Health Approach”
Thursday, January 19, 2023, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
A webinar highlighting parents as long-term caregivers, recognizing their distress and trauma, and providing leadership to improve care for these children and their families.
Join the Pediatric Palliative Care 2023 Webinar Series for “Parents of Children with Complex Medical Needs: Toward an Integrated Behavioral Health Approach” on Jan. 19 from 2 to 3 p.m.
The number of children living with medical complexity in the United States increases each year due to advances in medicine. These children live with serious chronic conditions, significant functional limitations and the support of medical technology such as feeding tubes and tracheostomies. Their parents face many caregiver burdens (often taking on medical tasks for which they are not trained) and may experience psychological distress in the form of anxiety, depression, and chronic and traumatic stress.
Presenters Sandra Clancy, PhD, and Justine Dellaria, MSW, LICSW. will discuss:
- The growing population of parents as long-term caregivers who experience significant psychological distress and trauma
- Recognizing the impact on families and parents of caring for children with complex medical needs
- Understanding the support needs of this population
Participants will also learn how the speakers (a medical social worker and a parent) have led program developments and change to improve care for children and their families.
The cost is $30 per person.
Register online to attend.