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PEDIATRIC WEBINAR SERIES - Ensuring Psychosocial Wellness in School and the...

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A collaboration between Children's Hospice and Palliative Care Coalition (a division of Coalition for Compassionate Care of California), Pennsylvania's Pediatric Palliative Care Coalition (PPCC) and Greater Illinois Pediatric Palliative Care Coalition (GIPPCC), the 2019 Pediatric Palliative Webinar series was created to raise the visibility of pediatric palliative care in the United States and to build clinicians' competencies and confidence in providing care to children.

School is often described as the work of a child. That work is often significantly interrupted by serious or life-limiting illness, hospitalizations and treatments. Despite the inability to maintain an on-going school focus, many seriously ill children continue to want and need opportunities for continued growth and development. Cognitive, emotional, psychological and social development continues to be at the core of the child’s self-identity and requires cultivation and attention.

Research suggests poor outcomes for some adults who were children with serious or life-limiting health conditions. When compared to peers or siblings, those discrepancies have been suggested in a wide-range of areas including high school graduation, post-secondary education, employment rates and ability to obtain health insurance, interactions with peers in friendship and romantic encounters, less frequent marriage, more frequent divorce, and becoming parents less often. These outcomes are not surprising when considering the depth and breadth of learning that occurs in preschool through high school, and how that knowledge may be impacted with excessive time away from school and other activities.

This webinar will focus on specific ways to help children continue to succeed in school, activities and the community despite a serious illness. Strategies for collaboration with school administrators, teachers, coaches, activity directors, clergy and others will be highlighted with a goal of maintaining the youngster’s well-being throughout their journey. For some, this approach will enhance the transition into successful adulthood and, for others, the ability to be evaluated alongside their siblings and peers may add a quality to life that cannot be achieved otherwise.

$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 be able to:

1. Identify primary areas of development that may be impacted for children with serious or life-limiting health conditions enabling consideration when developing palliative care supports for school age children.

2. Apply knowledge regarding Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act plans (504 plans) and employ strategies to request the appropriate school plan for each child.

3. Create effective collaborative partnerships with school and community persons who are interacting with and influencing the quality of life of pediatric palliative patients, resulting in those persons as part of the core pediatric palliative care team.


Kathleen Davis, PhD, MSEd

Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Pediatric Palliative Care, Education and Ethics
University of Kansas Medical Center

Kathy Davis, PhD, MSEd, is a Professor of Pediatrics at The University of Kansas Hospital System (TUKHS). She has 45 years of experience working with young people with chronic and life-limiting illnesses in the areas of education, child life, palliative care and ethics. Dr. Davis provides nonpharmacologic pain management, chronic illness management, education and instruction in coping strategies, palliative care and end-of-life support and ethics consultation to hospitalized and outpatient youngsters, their families, schools and communities. She practices comprehensive pediatric palliative care that extends beyond the hospital or healthcare setting and reaches out to address the child’s various natural environments of school, worship, athletics, activities, friendships and family. In addition, Dr. Davis supports women expecting babies with potentially life-limiting birth anomalies and their family members; counsels children whose parent or close loved one is nearing end-of-life at TUKHS; and provides bereavement follow-up after a death involving or affecting an infant or child.

Since 2008, Dr. Davis has served as the director of the KU Kids Healing Place, a program providing perinatal and pediatric palliative care from diagnosis forward to end-of-life, lifelong chronic illness or cure for children. She is the Program Director of Connected Kansas Kids (CKK), an interactive distance learning (IDL) program for professionals in health and education, and K-12 students. For professionals, CKK offers over 60 topical presentations related to pediatric chronic/serious illness, palliative care and end-of-life concerns at the intersection of school or community engagement. CKK provides science and medical education to high school students in rural areas via IDL. Dr. Davis is also involved in an American Academy of Pediatrics funded Project ECHO grant which offers pediatric epilepsy, hospice and palliative care and behavioral/developmental clinics across the state of Kansas via telemedicine technology.

Dr. Davis mentors medical students, residents, fellows and junior faculty and provides pediatric palliative care and ethics education and training to learners at TUKHS. Prior to her current role, Dr. Davis was the special educator for 34 years in K-12 public schools and on the pediatric inpatient unit of the hospital, direction instruction and school coordination to hospitalized children.


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 48 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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