Education / Events

PPCC believes in education that supports the concept and practice of children’s hospice and palliative care by providing seminars and workshops responsive to the educational needs of our community of caregivers, both families and professionals.

PPCC, GIPPCC, CHPCC, Jacob’s Heart Children’s Cancer Support Services, and the CSU Shiley Institute for Palliative Care have collaborated to offer the PPC Webinar Series to raise the visibility of pediatric palliative care and to build clinicians’ competencies and confidence.

Click HERE for a listing of the entire series. Discounts are available for groups and multiple registrations.
CE are available for nurses and social workers.

September 23, 2021 – Beyond Words: Using Expressive and Integrative Therapies as Communication Tools
with Jenny Goldhammer, MM, MT-BC; John Mark, MD; Lily Rich, PsyD
This webinar will provide an introduction to the broad range of expressive therapy options that can be used as a part of a child’s medical care. Through case examples and sample interventions, the presenters will share ways in which imagery, song, words, and other forms of creativity can help a child process and express feelings related to their health and treatment.
12:00 PST  |  1:00 MST  |  2:00 CST  |  3:00 EST

Let’s Talk About Masks! – Identifying Barriers and Solutions to Communicating Effectively

Click HERE to listen to the latest Firefly Chat using the passcode - PY$zL3B
Click HERE to view presentation materials.

October 27, 2021 - 8PM EST:  In The Room - Where do we fit in?


In The Room – Live Conversations on Topics Parents and Providers Really Wonder About

PediPal – A podcast about pediatric palliative care, hosted by two pediatric palliative care docs, Sarah Dabagh, MD, and Daniel Eison, MD, MS

Stressed But Not Stressed out: Practical Tools for Managing Stress
Click HERE to listen to the latest Firefly Chat using the passcode – 5#r7QLpH.
Click HERE to view presentation materials.
Click HERE to view Mindfulness/Gratitude Practices.

The PPCC Firefly Chat is a series of interactive virtual discussions that explore issues facing the pediatric palliative care community in PA and beyond. Click HERE to listen to the previous chat, A Day in the Life of a Caregiver.

PPCC is not a health care provider and does not give medical advice or treatment. PPCC does not endorse or recommend any listed facilities, service providers, or support groups herein. PPCC offers the list and information as a resource only. PPCC does not pre-evaluate, or consider the Medicare/Medicaid status of the providers.

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