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Professional Perk: Networking and Education Series

    People impacted by cancer do better and feel better with psychosocial support. As a professional in the field, you want the best outcome for those in your care. Research shows an increased survival rate and better quality of life for people impacted by cancer who receive psychosocial support. Join us to exchange thoughts, connect with fellow professionals from varied disciplines who also serve and support the oncology population, and learn about psychosocial topics from the experts at Wellness House.

    Sessions are held on the second Friday. Dates and topics are below; scroll down to register for one or multiple days.

    8:45 – 9:00 a.m. Check-in and Networking
    9:00 – 9:45 a.m. Presentation
    9:45 – 10:00 a.m. Q & A and Discussion

    1.0 Social Work CEU available for each Professional Perk program.

    Before attending a session, please complete our Professional Information Form >.

    How to Help Children Cope Through Cancer 
    Presenter:  Saige Spears, MS, CCLS, Child and Family Specialist, Wellness House 
    Friday, June 21 | 8:45 – 10:00 a.m. | Zoom
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    Mental Health and Cancer 
    Presenter: Richa Ranade, Master of Social Work Intern, Wellness House 
    Thursday, July 18 | 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. | Zoom  Richa Ranade, Support and Counseling Intern at Wellness House will discuss the impact of cancer on mental health and mental well-being and review strategies and resources that can help.  
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    Exercise and Cancer
    Jeri Lau, ACSM/ACS CET, CETI CES, Oncology Exercise Specialist
    August 5 | 12:45 – 2:00 p.m.| Zoom

    Grief and Coping Mechanisms
    Earl King, MS, LPC, Oncology Support and Family Counselor
    September 13 | 8:45 – 10:00 a.m. | Zoom
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    What is my Core, and Why Does it Matter?
    Alex Bohnstedt, ACSM-EP, Oncology Exercise Specialist
    October 10 | 12:45 – 2:00 p.m.
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    Cancer Disparity Interest Group Roundtable
    Join the Wellness House Team & Stronger Together Cancer Health Equity Summit participants for continued discussion.
    November 8 | 8:45 – 10:00 a.m.

    According to the American Cancer Society, about 1 in 3 Hispanic/Latinx men and women will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. With increasing rates of cancer diagnosis, how can you help? In this presentation, we will cover the lack of health care access, financial barriers, language barriers, and resources currently available. 
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    Helping Hispanic/Latinx Populations Navigate Their Cancer Journey
    Ima Garcia-Perez, LSW, Bilingual Oncology Support and Family Counselor, Wellness House
    December 13 | 8:45 – 10:00 a.m.
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