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Now in its second year, the Art for Charlie Foundation will host its Pediatric Hospice and Bereavement Conference on Saturday, Nov. 21 in East Lansing.
This one-day conference, led by Dr. Jane Turner of the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, is designed for healthcare, counseling and social work professionals from across the state as well as parents. The event was created to identify and remedy gaps in resources for dealing with the terminal diagnosis or death of a child and its impact on the family and community. This year’s conference has a special emphasis on service needs in Michigan and beyond, featuring leaders in palliative and hospice care from around the country.
“Approximately 1,400 children die annually in Michigan, leaving a tremendous emptiness in the families they leave behind,” said Abigail Waller, president and founder of Art for Charlie, a charity that helps children with life-limiting illnesses and grieving parents. “This conference is designed to convene experts in this field who can share their experience and help educate caregivers on the very real need for additional programs and support.” Please visit www.artforcharlie.com/conference or email [email protected] for more information.