This free 5.5 hour continuing education (CE) program is designed to be completed at a time that is convenient to you – following registration, you will have up to 16 weeks to complete the program in its entirety and receive CE credit or up to 3 weeks for the non-accredited track.
An email confirmation and program access information will be sent to you within 30 minutes of your registration.
Please watch this short informational video clip before getting started:
CE credit available until: July 9, 2021
School nurses, social workers, teachers, school counselors and other school and college personnel. Parents are welcome.
Learning level: All levels
To educate school and college personnel on the effects of childhood, adolescent and young adult cancer treatment to improve the learning experience during and after cancer treatment.
At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:
- Identify cancers that affect children, adolescents, and young adults (AYAs)
- Identify side effects, long-term and late effects of childhood/AYA cancer treatment
- Describe challenges for survivors throughout their education
- Explain laws that protect childhood/AYA cancer survivors’ rights
- Develop strategies to help meet the students’ short- and long-term education needs
- Access resources that support schools and families, including those from The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
- Introduction to Staying Connected: Facilitating the Learning Experience During and After Cancer Treatment
- Treatment and Side Effects of Childhood, Adolescent, and Young Adult (AYA) Cancers
Cancers diagnosed in children, adolescents, and young adults (AYA), and common symptoms, treatment options, and side effects of treatment.
- Psychosocial Concerns of a Cancer Diagnosis in Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults (AYA )
Psychosocial impact of a cancer diagnosis on the patient, their family and peers, and age appropriate information and strategies to help the student and their peers.
- The Education Journey During and After Cancer Treatment: Approaches to Dealing with These Challenges
Challenges survivors face throughout their education journey, strategies to help meet the students’ short- and long-term education needs, and laws that protect pediatric cancer survivors’ education rights.
This program is provided by The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Sponsors and Supporters
This program is supported in part by The John and Frances Beck Family Foundation Fund at The Pittsburgh Foundation, and an educational grant from the Allegheny Foundation.