Mount Allison Breakfast Chat: Growing up with a complex health condition

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Saturday, December 3, 2016 - 09:00 to 11:00
Mashlands Inn, Sackville, New Brunswick

What is it like to grow up as a child who has a complex health condition? How does it feel to miss school in order to visit multiple care providers? How do parents and siblings cope when caring for a child's chronic physical, behavioural, and/or mental problem? How can we support a beloved family who often travels long distances (even out-of-province) for medical consultations for their child? As educators, as neighbours, or community members, how can we be more sensitive to the needs of a family caring for a child with a complex health condition? Regardless of the condition, mothers and fathers often wear a double hat, acting as both parents and “caregivers”. It is natural for them to feel concerned, frustrated, overwhelmed, lost, and even scared. This Mount A Breakfast Chat is for everyone wanting to understand, share ideas, and ask questions about complex health conditions in childhood. It will provide strategies that could help in managing daily stress or could offer information about professional care programs.