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How to Support Family Coping During the Holidays and Beyond
Shelby Doyle, LCSW, OSW-C
Recorded on December 8, 2020
About this Live Interactive Webinar
The holidays, while usually a joyful and festive time, can create anxiety and stress for patients who may experience mixed emotions toward celebrating this season and be limited in how they can participate in their usual traditions. For patients with children, additional stress may be placed on the family as they worry about creating happy memories for their children during this special time. Cancer disrupts many routines and role responsibilities within a family unit due to treatment demands, frequent hospitalizations, potential decline in household income and a decrease in the physical and emotional availability of both parents. Patients may worry about how to communicate with their children and help them cope with the many changes in their lives. As oncology social workers, it is within our scope of practice to provide psychosocial support for the entire family as they adjust and progress throughout their cancer trajectory. This webinar will cover how to best support patients who are parents during the holiday season and beyond, as well as how to influence age-appropriate, open communication to support and increase overall family well-being.
At the end of the presentation, the participant will be able to:
- Demonstrate age-appropriate communication techniques to enhance children’s understanding of cancer and foster healthy coping skills.
- Identify the unique psychosocial needs faced by patients who have children and discuss best practices to provide them with psychosocial support.
- Utilize activities to help increase family coping, cohesion and resiliency during the holiday season and afterwards.
Shelby Doyle, LCSW, OSW-C
Shelby Doyle, LCSW, OSW-C is a senior social work counselor at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. In addition to practicing direct patient care, facilitating support groups and community education, she is the coordinator for MD Anderson’s CLIMB program, which focuses on providing support and resources to children and teens who have a parent diagnosed with cancer. She is passionate about working with patients and their loved ones to help increase their coping and resiliency skills throughout their cancer journey.
Continuing Education Credits
Level - Beginner
Participants will earn 1.5 CE credits upon successful completion of a quiz and a post-webinar evaluation.
This course has been approved for 1.5 clinical continuing education clock hours.
12:00 p.m. - 12:25 p.m.: Demonstrate age appropriate communication techniques to enhance children’s understanding of cancer and foster healthy coping skills.
12:26 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.: Identify the unique psychosocial needs faced by patients who have children and discuss best practices to provide them with psychosocial support.
12:51 p.m.-1:15 p.m.: Utilize activities to help increase family coping, cohesion and resiliency during the holiday season and afterwards.
1:16 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.: Questions and Answers
ASSOCIATION OF SOCIAL WORK BOARDS (ASWB): This organization, Association of Oncology Social Workers, ACE Approval #1351, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. AOSW maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 11/11/2019 - 11/11/2022. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits.
NEW YORK STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT’S STATE BOARD FOR SOCIAL WORK:
Association of Oncology Social Work, Inc., SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0320.
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