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The Children’s Treehouse Foundation presents a special training workshop for professionals interested in launching a psychosocial intervention, group-support program at their cancer center, for the children whose parents have cancer.
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 A Special Note to AOSW attendees: www.aosw.org  By providing CLIMB®-Children’s Lives Include Moments of Bravery- workshop in tandem with the AOSW Conference, we hope to save those attending the Conference both time and money, if they wish to also attend the CLIMB workshop, on the same trip.
CLIMB Psychosocial Intervention Training Workshop Information and Registration:
Dates: Friday through Sunday, May 6-8, 2011   Location: Hyatt Regency St. Louis

Who Should Attend, and Why:    Social Workers, Nurses, Clergy, Psychologists, Child Life Specialists, and Oncology support personnel such as art, music and dance therapists interested in launching a psychosocial intervention, group-support program for children whose parents have cancer, at their respective cancer center. Cancer affects the entire family; and the parent’s cancer-related stress is reduced when there is a professional support program to help their children cope, while also improving communications between the parents and children.
 
Principle Workshop Presenters:      Sue Heiney, PhD, RN, CS, FAAN; College of Nursing, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC; Wendy Peterson, APRN, Middlesex Hospital Cancer Center, Middletown, CT, and Peter R. van Dernoot, BS, Founder and Executive Director, The Children’s Treehouse Foundation.
 
Agenda: Friday evening, cocktail reception: 6:00-7:30 p.m.; Workshop starts Saturday at 8:00 a.m. and runs to 5:00 p.m.; an off-site dinner Saturday evening; Sunday: Workshop starts at 8:00 a.m., runs until noon.
 
Continuing Education Credits:   The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) will award 11.0 contact hours for continuing education credits, based on our certificate.

This activity has been submitted to the Oncology Nursing Society for approval to award contact hours. ONS is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s COA.
 
Costs:   The workshop fee includes the formal training sessions, a comprehensive training/programming manual, a power-point presentation and handouts, a marketing DVD, activity materials, a copy of our book, Helping Your Children Cope With Your Cancer, A Guide For Parents and Families, copies of our new children’s activity book, Talking With My Treehouse Friends About Cancer, in English and Spanish; a cocktail welcome reception, two breakfasts, three coffee breaks, one luncheon, and one off-site dinner.  The fee is $500.00 for the first person from a cancer center/organization; $350.00 for each additional person from the same center.  We recommend at least one person be licensed.  Please submit a check payable to The Children’s Treehouse Foundation, 50 South Steele St., Suite 810, Denver, Colorado  80209. 

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