Join us virtually October 9th, 16th, and 23rd
Learn how to support students
who are facing a cancer diagnosis either personally or through a loved one.
This virtual conference is offered at no charge.
This Conference Will Feature Keynote Speaker:
Tara Geraghty, BA, REBT
Counseling Practitioner Certified
Mom of Miracle Kid
and Author of “Making Cancer Fun”
Tara Geraghty brings a unique perspective for our keynote this year as both the mother of a childhood cancer survivor
and the President and Founder of Making Cancer Fun.
A Top 5 TEDx speaker, Tara teaches families and medical professionals how to use fun as a powerful coping tool
when faced with the devastating diagnosis of childhood cancer.
By sharing her own personal story, attendees will get a firsthand glimpse into what parents and children experience after a diagnosis. They will hear about the most common struggles families faces and the support they really need. Attendees will also be empowered about how they can make a positive difference for families and feel comfortable having uncomfortable conversations.
With vulnerable transparency and a unique ability to weave humor around difficult topics she opens the space for people to feel safe to step out of their comfort zone and find their own power.
Tara’s keynote will be followed by a Q & A offering attendees the unique opportunity
to ask difficult questions in a safe supportive environment.
You can learn more about Tara at www.makingcancerfun.com
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*
|October 9th||October 16th||October 23rd|
|Keynote: Finding the Fun, Parenting in the Face of Cancer||General Session: Reducing Anxiety in Children: Acknowledging Secondary Trauma when a Family Member Has Cancer||General Session: Cancer, Loss, and COVID-19: Beyond Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic in the Classroom|
|Track One: Movement Based Therapy||General Session: Answering Difficult Questions: How Kids Talk About Cancer||Track One: Mindfulness in the Classroom|
|Track Two: Childhood Cancer: The Psychosocial Effects on Children and Families||Track Two: Using Games Therapeutically for Children and Teens Affected by Cancer|
Professional Development credits pending.
If you have questions about the program, please contact:
Jesse Guzik, CCLS, Child/Youth Program Coordinator at CSCCNJ at
908-658-5400 x5 or firstname.lastname@example.org