Social workers in health care and other settings may be faced with working with a child with a serious and sometimes life-limiting illness. Working with children who have a life-limiting illness and their families to minimize symptom burden and maximize quality of life can be very complex and challenging. This class is designed to educate social workers about the psychosocial needs of children with a serious illness, how serious illness in childhood differs from that in adulthood, and the effects of the illness on the entire family system. Interventions to assist families in coping and realizing the importance of hope will also be addressed, as well as how to provide culturally competent care at end of life for child and family.
Completion of this class will result in the receipt of four continuing education hours.
This event is open to alumni, faculty/staff, parents, students, and the public.