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Wed, Aug 24



Unpacking Cancer from the Back Pack

When a parent, grandparent, or loved one has cancer, kids and teens can feel like they are carrying the weight of the diagnosis into the classroom. Learn how to reduce the burden on students and bolster the support they receive at school.

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Unpacking Cancer from the Back Pack
Unpacking Cancer from the Back Pack

Time & Location

Aug 24, 2022, 1:00 PM EDT


About the event

This webinar is brought to you by our friends at Triage Cancer. After registering via SBC, your confirmation will advise you to take one more step in registering via Triage Cancer, who will then send you the Zoom login information!

This webinar covers how to create an emotional safety plan for students, how to communicate effectively between parents and school personnel, talking about cancer in the classroom, and tools families can utilize to minimize stress both at school and at home.

Meet the Expert:

Presenting the Unpacking Cancer from the Back Pack Webinar is Carissa Hodgson, LCSW, OSW-C. 

Carissa Hodgson, LCSW, OSW-C is the Director of Programs and Community Outreach at Bright Spot Network, which provides a program of support to parents with cancer who have young children. She has over 14 years of clinical and program experience working with families facing cancer. Prior to her position at Bright Spot Network she was the Program Manager at Gilda’s Club Madison for 13 years. Her professional passion is supporting kids and families who are navigating cancer, shaped largely by her father having lung cancer when she was a child and her step-father’s diagnosis of liver cancer when she was a young adult.

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