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Staying Connected: Facilitating the Learning Experience During & After Cancer Treatment

This free 6.5 hour online continuing education (CE) program is designed to be completed at a time that is convenient to you – following registration, you will have up to 16 weeks to complete the program in its entirety and receive CE credit or up to 3 weeks for the non-accredited track.

An email confirmation and program access information will be sent to you within 30 minutes of your registration. 

Please watch this short informational video clip before getting started:

Click Here to Participate 

CE credit available until: November 19, 2022 
 

Additional Resources

Video: Click here to watch a panel discussion for practical tips on transitioning your student back to school.

Podcast Episode: Click here to listen to Facilitating the Learning Experience of Children & AYA’s During and After Cancer Treatment.

 

Target Audience 

 

School nurses, social workers, teachers, school counselors and other school and college personnel. Parents are welcome.

Learning level: All levels

 

Goal

To educate school and college personnel on the effects of childhood, adolescent and young adult cancer treatment to improve the learning experience during and after cancer treatment.
 

Learning Objectives 

At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Identify cancers that affect children, adolescents, and young adults (AYAs)    
  • Identify side effects, long-term and late effects of childhood/AYA cancer treatment 
  • Describe challenges for survivors throughout their education  
  • Explain laws that protect childhood/AYA cancer survivors’ rights  
  • Develop strategies to help meet the students’ short- and long-term education needs
  • Discuss how to prepare the student body and faculty when a student is undergoing cancer treatment
  • Explain how to prepare students and faculty for the impending death of a student  
  • List strategies to support healing for students and faculty prior to and after the death of a student  
  • Access resources that support schools and families, including those from The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Modules

  • Introduction to Staying Connected: Facilitating the Learning Experience During and After Cancer Treatment
  • Treatment and Side Effects of Childhood, Adolescent, and Young Adult (AYA) Cancers 
    Cancers diagnosed in children, adolescents, and young adults (AYA), and common symptoms, treatment options, and side effects of treatment.
  • Psychosocial Concerns of a Cancer Diagnosis in Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults (AYA )
    Psychosocial impact of a cancer diagnosis on the patient, their family and peers, and age appropriate information and strategies to help the student and their peers.
  • The Education Journey During and After Cancer Treatment: Approaches to Dealing with These Challenges 
    Challenges survivors face throughout their education journey, strategies to help meet the students’ short- and long-term education needs, and laws that protect pediatric cancer survivors’ education rights. 
  • Coping with Grief, Loss, and Bereavement throughout the Treatment Continuum
    Impact of grief and loss and strategies to help school personnel, peers, and families cope with their grief

 

Continuing Education Information

Staying Connected Modules 1 – 4: Medical, Psychosocial, Education

  • Registered Nursing Credit Designation 
    Approval for nurses has been obtained by the National Office of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society under Provider Number CEP 5832 to award 5.5 continuing education contact hours through the California Board of Registered Nursing.
  • Social Work Credit Designation
    The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) Provider Number 1105, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. LLS maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 12/10/2020-12/10/2023. Social workers completing this course receive 5.5 clinical continuing education credits.
    LLS is recognized by the New York State Education Departments State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW- 0117. LLS maintains responsibility for the program. Social workers will receive 5.5 clinical CE contact hours for this activity.
  • Education 
    Teachers, school counselors, and other school and college personnel will receive a Certificate of Completion to submit to their local professional development approval committee.  Prior approval for acceptance of this training may be required. 

Staying Connected Module 5: Grief

  • Registered Nursing Credit Designation 
    Approval for nurses has been obtained by the National Office of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society under Provider Number CEP 5832 to award 1.0 continuing education contact hours through the California Board of Registered Nursing.
  • Social Work Credit Designation 
    The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) Provider Number 1105, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. LLS maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 12/10/2020-12/10/2023. Social workers completing this course receive 1.0 clinical continuing education credits.
    LLS is recognized by the New York State Education Departments State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW- 0117. LLS maintains responsibility for the program. Social workers will receive 1.0 clinical CE contact hours for this activity.
  • Education 
    Teachers, school counselors, and other school and college personnel will receive a Certificate of Completion to submit to their local professional development approval committee.  Prior approval for acceptance of this training may be required

 

Provider

This program is provided by The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

 

Sponsors and Supporters

This program is supported in part by The John and Frances Beck Family Foundation Fund at The Pittsburgh Foundation, and an educational grant from the Allegheny Foundation.    

 

 


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