Companioning Children and Teens when a Loved One is Dying
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February 25, 2021 | 2:00 p.m. Eastern | 11:00 a.m. Pacific (1.5 hours)
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In this presentation we will provide a brief overview of child life services in adult hospital settings. We will spend some time discuss current research on anticipatory grief in children and their need for support as well as identify and discuss the physical, emotional, and behavioral responses children and teenagers may exhibit when experiencing anticipatory grief by sharing brief examples from our work with children in the hospital setting. We will look at secondary losses due to hospitalization and illness, physical changes or limitations, loss of normalcy or family routine, disclosure of imminent death, provide scripting and information for attendees on how we help parents prepare to disclose the imminent death of a loved one, describe how we help assist in initiating and facilitating those conversations between parents and children, and end-of-life visits. We will discuss the benefits of children and teenagers visiting a loved one at the end of life in both the hospital setting and home hospice. We will describe the struggles many parents face in allowing their children this opportunity and how we advocate for children to have a choice to visit. We will also discuss COVID-19 impact on child life work including virtual visits and connection activities.
At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:
- Recognize and Identify manifestations of anticipatory grief in children and teens
- Assess interventions and support for children and teenagers facing end-of-life situations
- Describe how secondary losses due to hospitalization and illness influence children’s coping
- Discuss how limited hospital visitation and changes to end-of-life care during the COVID-19 pandemic are impacting children and families
About the Presenters
Magellan Taylor-Brickey, MA, CCLS, GCCA-C
Certified Child Life Specialist
Magellan Taylor-Brickey graduated with her Master’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies, with an emphasis in child life, from The University of Missouri in May 2013. She completed her child life internship at Seattle Children’s Hospital, and has been a certified child life specialist since 2013. Magellan has a passion for serving others, and utilizes her child life skill set to support children and families facing life-threatening or life-limiting illnesses. Her particular interests lie in supporting grieving children, whether before, during, or after a loss. It was no surprise that she began her child life career in the home hospice setting, where she was a Certified Child Life Specialist working with pediatric patients as well as children of adult patients, for Hands of Hope/Hospice Care of South Carolina. Magellan discovered her passion for working with children of adult patients through this experience, and transitioned to working in an adult hospital setting for five years as a Palliative Care Child Life Specialist for Baylor Scott & White Health. While in the role, she also completed the required coursework to obtain her Child and Adolescent Grief Counseling Certification. Recently, Magellan transitioned into a leadership role where she is now the sole Certified Child Life Specialist at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. She is actively growing their child life program for children of seriously ill adults, and is excited to see how this service line expands in the years to come.
Tricia Price, BS, CCLS
Palliative Care Child Life Specialist
Tricia Price is a graduate from the University of Georgia with a degree in Child and Family Development and an emphasis in child life. She completed her child life internship at the Children’s Hospital of Georgia and has been a certified child life specialist since 2012. Tricia began her child life career working in the pediatric intensive care unit and pediatric oncology unit at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio. At Rainbow, Tricia also gained experience and interest in working with children of adult patients and later transitioned roles to work at the Cleveland Clinic, where she helped start the child life program for children of adult patients. Tricia’s interest and passion for supporting children and families facing serious illness and injury led her to Dallas where she now works as a palliative care child life specialist at Baylor University Medical Center. Working in a level 1 trauma center has increased Tricia’s passion for helping children understand and process traumatic events and death.
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