Emerging from a Pandemic: Psychosocial Impact on Child and Adolescent Cancer Patients

May 24, 2022 from 4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m. (ET)

Cancer Center team members will be joining an event with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to present a free, virtual education program for parents and caregivers of children and adolescents living with a blood cancer. In this program we will discuss the psychological and social impacts that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on young cancer patients and their families.

Natalie Nageeb, Psychologist, and Krys Malcolm Belc, Outpatient Education Coordinator, from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, will share their knowledge and expertise after having seen first-hand the impact on patients and families they’ve been working with. In addition, we’ll hear from a panel of parents whose children have been diagnosed and treated during this uncertain time.

Topics of discussion will include the impact the pandemic and isolation has had on children of various ages in the areas of mental health, developmental and social milestones, and ‘typical’ life transitions. The speakers will also address the societal pressure, and anxiety, children and their families are facing as society sees an increase in returning to ‘normal’, pre-pandemic life.

This is a FREE virtual program for all patients and caregivers. Each person participating should register separately. Login and call-in information will be provided to all participants after registering.


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