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PEDIATRIC WEBINAR SERIES - Don't You Forget About Me: Caring for Siblings

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The 2019 Pediatric Webinar Series is presented in collaboration with the Pennsylvania’s Pediatric Palliative Care Coalition (PPCC) and Greater Illinois Pediatric Palliative Care Coalition (GIPPCC).

“Who is coming for me today?” When there is a chronically and/or terminally ill child, siblings become accustomed to the focus placed on the sick child by the adults around them. They are often silent sufferers and disenfranchised grievers because, within the context of this scenario, their place is poorly defined. Even more so, most clinicians are not equipped – whether by time, resources, or education/experience – to support the siblings within the family unit. With research demonstrating that 1 in 7 Americans will lose a parent or sibling before they turn 20, there has been growth in programs that provide developmentally-appropriate education surrounding illness, death and support through the journey. It is time to place emphasis on the dialogue and training to support these beloved children. This webinar will highlight the experiences of siblings, as told by the siblings themselves, and will examine the evidence-based interventions, strategies, and obstacles towards an effective framework of support that empowers and honors siblings.

$40 Individual Registration / $150 Organization Registration

Complimentary registration is available for parents. Contact Kristen Bond, kbond@coalitionccc.org, for a special discount code.

1 CEU included for nurses and social workers.

Webinar participants will:

1. Participants will increase understanding of the experiences and perspectives of siblings.

2. Participants will learn to identify elements, approaches, and curriculum in supporting the needs of the sibling population.

3. Participants will increase understanding of patterns of communication and collaboration to shift from intent to intentional.


Yelena Zatulovsky, MA, LCAT, MT-BC, CCLS, HPMT
Vice President, Patient Experience
Seasons Healthcare Management, Inc.

Yelena Zatulovsky is the Vice President of Patient Experience at Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care with over 15 years of bedside experience working with patients and families at the end-of-life. In addition to hospice and palliative care, Yelena is Licensed as a Mental Health Practitioner, board-certified as a Child Life Specialist, and holds an advanced designation as a Hospice & Palliative Care Music Therapist. Along with Yelena’s clinical work, Yelena currently serves on the ChiPPS (NHPCO’s Children’s Project on Palliative/Hospice Services) Advisory Council, served on the Children's Advisory Board of HPCANYS, contributed a training module to the HIPPC (HPCANYS Initiative for Pediatric Palliative Care) curriculum, has multiple published articles, and has presented at multiple conferences nationwide. In 2011, Yelena's music therapy work, along with that of several colleagues, was featured in the New York Times and in 2014 Yelena was honored as one of Jewish Week’s 36 Under 36.

Dana Richmond
Bereaved Sibling
Occupational Therapist
Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation
Founder of Elle Foundation

Dana Richmond is an Occupational Therapist and founding member of the Elle Foundation. Dana has worked in a variety of settings with many different populations to become a well rounded therapist. Currently working in inpatient rehab at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation in West Orange NJ. The mission of the Elle Foundation is to create memories of joy for children battling a recurrence of cancer. As a sibling of a child who has passed away from cancer Dana is looking forward to sharing her personal experience to raise awareness and give siblings a voice.


Full attendance at the live webinar (you must attend a minimum of 50 minutes) is a prerequisite for receiving professional continuing education credit. Attendees requesting CEU credit must each call into the webinar individually using the call-in number and computer link from the instruction email for attendance to be documented. If this is not done, there is no official documentation of attendance, and CEU credit cannot be granted for this webinar. Organizations who wish to show the live webinar to a group of staff can purchase the organization registration and work with CCCC staff to get sign-in sheets in order for attendance to be documented for CE purposes.

Everyone who wishes to receive CEs is also required to complete an online survey within 30 days following the webinar. A link to the evaluation will be provided in an email sent within 24 hours following the webinar. The email will also include links to the presentation recording and slides. Certificates will be sent via email.

Nursing: Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP 15403, for one (1) contact hour.
Social Work: Course meets the qualifications for one (1) hour of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. CCCC is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LCSWs and LMFTs, Provider #91987.
Chaplains – This program may be used for continuing education credit for chaplains certified with the Board of Chaplaincy Certification Inc.

Cancellations must be made in writing no later than three (3) business days prior to the webinar, and faxed to (888) 789-9475 or e-mailed to info@CoalitionCCC.org, to receive a full refund. No refunds will be made after this date. Substitutions are encouraged and can be made by calling (916) 489-2222.

CCCC maintains responsibility for this course and its content. Please contact us at (916) 489-2222 or email info@coalitionccc.org with any questions, to address a grievance, or to request special ADA accommodation needs.

Note: When registering, please use the email address of the person attending the webinar.

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