This interactive educational opportunity is designed for parents, guardians and loved ones of childhood cancer survivors, at any stage of survivorship.
The goal of the program is to help caregivers gain a better understanding of the emotional, physical and developmental challenges experienced by pediatric cancer survivors across the lifespan, and the impact these challenges may have on individual caregivers and the family system.
Presenters will also give practical advice for caregivers around managing stress and anxiety and finding ways to engage in self-care.
About the Presenters
Beth Eilers, LCSW is a clinical social worker at the Maine Children’s Cancer Program. She has been practicing since 2000, with specialties that include working with children and families and the integration of behavioral health into medical settings. She has led workshops on survivorship, sleep and the role of mindfulness in managing anxiety.
Stephanie McLeod-Estevez, LCPC is an art therapist, breast cancer survivor and former oncology counselor at the Dempsey Center. She is the founder of Creative Transformations, through which she offers services to address the emotional health of people impacted by cancer.