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WEBINAR: Addressing the Spiritual Needs of Children

January 23, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

$30 – $150

The 2018 Pediatric Webinar Series is presented in collaboration with the Pennsylvania’s Pediatric Palliative Care Coalition (PPCC) and Greater Illinois Pediatric Palliative Care Coalition (GIPPCC).

In times of illness and in health, the role of spirituality can be a crucial coping mechanism, even in young children. For a child facing a life-threatening illness, the experience can raise profound spiritual questions of meaning and connection. Spirituality may influence how they experience their illness and play a crucial role in decision-making.

In this webinar, we will explore children’s spiritual development and needs, both in terms of theology and practical application for integrating spiritual support for children into your own medical practice.

1 CEU included for nurses and social workers.

Webinar participants will:
1. Gain an understand of spiritual development in healthy children, as well as challenges around studying that development
2. Understand the current literature and data on spiritual needs of children facing life-threatening illness
3. Learn tips for integrating spiritual support of children in their own practice

Elisha Waldman, MD
Associate Chief, Division of Pediatric Care
Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital, Chicago

Elisha Waldman is associate chief, division of pediatric palliative care, at the Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. He was formerly medical director of pediatric palliative care at the Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital at Columbia University Medical Center in New York. He received his BA from Yale University and his medical degree from the Sackler School of Medicine in Tel Aviv.

Dr. Waldman trained at Mount Sinai Medical Center and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, and at Boston Children’s Hospital. His writing has appeared in Bellevue Literary Review, The Hill, The Washington Post, The New York Times, and Time. He lives in Chicago.

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.

NOTE that the time is listed in Pacific Time.
Event takes place from 2:00-3:00 PM Central Time (12 noon to 1:00 pm PST, 1:00 to 2:00 pm MST, 3:00 to 4:00 pm EST)