2020 Conference Webinars

Caring for the Caregivers



The Children's Palliative Care Coalition of Michigan has hosted a statewide conference every November for the last 5 years.  With the unfortunate circumstances we all find ourselves in these days due to Covid-19, we are not able to put on a large group meeting in East Lansing this year. In its place we will be hosting a 4-part series of interactive webinars centered on the theme Caring for the Caregivers. 

The Webinar series began in September, and will be held once each month for the remainder of 2020. The registration fee is $30/session for Coalition members and $35 for non-members, or you may attend all four sessions for $75/members or $90/ nonmembers.  Scholarships are available for families to participate at no cost. These scholarships are made possible, in part, by our generous event sponsors. To request a scholarship, send an email to admin@childpalliative.org. More information can be found at this registration link.


CEs for social work and nursing  are available.* They started


For RNs: The NorthStar Institute is an approved provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Wisconsin Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

  For Social Workers: NorthStar Institute is an approved provider with the Michigan Social Work Continuing Education Collaborative. MICEC Provider# 061218-00.


The upcoming webinar will be held on Thursday, October 1 from 3-4 pm, "Respite Care and Other Family Support Options". Representatives from A Rosie Place, whose mission is to empower families of children who are medically fragile, will share their story, the services they provide, the way they got it started, and we'll hear from an involved parent, as well. We'll also share additional respite resources. For more information and to register, CLICK HERE.

*For those interested, you may listen to the recording of the September 10 Webinar,  "Mood Lifters:  A Mental Wellness Program for Parents of Children with Medical Complexity  Use Passcode #2pVyQYm.


The remaining sessions will be:


  • November 5, 3-5 pm - What Every Professional Should Hear - from a Parents Perspective, 3-4 pm.  We'll hear from a couple, both healthcare providers, on their experience taking care of their children, one of which is their 5 year-old son who has GRIN2A congenital mutation associated with complex seizure  disorder and extensive care needs. The presentation will be followed by the annual meeting of the coalition and breakout sessions with participant discussions on Advocacy, Perinatal, Respite, Bereavement, Education, and Telehealth from 4-5 pm.

  • December 3, 12-1 pm - Mindfulness for the Caregiver. In this session, Kurt Scholler will share a little about how mindfulness can benefit the professional and family caregiver and will offer some suggestions about how to incorporate the practices into daily life. Kurt used these practices as a long-term family caregiver, a volunteer family education trainer and full-time business manager before he started teaching them. The session will address a number of caregiver-related aspects of mindfulness, among them...read more here.

We look forward to your joining us! Please register here.

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