Friday, October 18th
at Sanofi US
55 Corporate Drive
Bridgewater, NJ 08807
Join your colleagues from across the State for an all day conference to learn how to support students who are facing a cancer diagnosis either personally or through a loved one.
Strengthening Our Schools (SOS) is a program designed for professionals that interact with kids on a daily basis. This is a one-day seminar created with the goal to educate attendees enough to be able to:
- Demonstrate a fundamental understanding of cancer and its impact on families
- Describe measures parents can take to meet their children’s needs
- Describe measures that school personnel can take to help both parents and students
- Create a support system for students struggling with a parent’s cancer diagnosis
This conference is provided at no charge. Breakfast, Lunch, and workshop materials will be provided.
All courses are offered at an intermediate content level.
This Conference Will Feature Keynote Speaker:
2 Time Pediatric Cancer Survivor
First Cancer Survivor to Complete the 7 Summits
Author of “Keep Climbing: How I Beat Cancer and Reached the Top of the World”
Who Should Attend:
Teachers | School Nurses | Guidance Counselors
Psychologists | Social Workers | School Administrators
Health Educators | Child Life Specialists
*Please note that this conference is not provided for the general public. The session is aimed to provide suitable training for people in student or kid centered professions*
8:30am-9:30am Plenary Speaker: Lisa B. Athan, MA
9:45am-10:45am: Breakout Session 1
11:00am-12:00pm Breakout Session 2
1:00pm-2:00pm Keynote Speaker: Sean Swarner
2:15pm-3:15pm Breakout Session 3
Professional Development credits pending.
We require that attendees must be in full attendance of every session for which they register (no partial credit) and must complete a session evaluation for each one and an overall conference evaluation. These conference sessions, course #2694-2698, are approved by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program to be offered by The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. as individual courses. Individual courses, not providers, are approved at the course level. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. ACE approval period: 10/16/2019 to 10/16/2021. Social workers completing these conference sessions receive 4 general continuing education credits.
When Students Grieve: How Schools Can Help, Course #2084, is approved by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program to be offered by Lisa B. Athan as an individual course. Individual courses, not providers, are approved at the course level. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. ACE course approval period: 10/12/2018 to 10/12/2020. Social workers completing this course receive 1 General continuing education credit.
For concerns about food allergies or the event, please contact Kristen Lefkus, Events and Marketing Coordinator
If you have questions about the program, please contact:
Katherine Schaible, LSW, Program Coordinator at CSCCNJ at 908-658-5400 x4 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Jesse Guzik, CCLS, Child/Youth Program Coordinator at CSCCNJ at 908-658-5400 x5 or email@example.com