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Webinar - Engaging Peer Mentors to Support Patients and Families in Transition
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This webinar will discuss the use of volunteer peer mentors to support patients and families going through youth care transitions at the Alberta Children’s Hospital.

 Export to Your Calendar 3/12/2019
When: March 12, 2019
2:00 pm ET
Where: United States


Online registration is available until: 3/12/2019
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Engaging Peer Mentors to Support Patients and Families in Transition

Marie McNaughton CPXP, Family and Youth Engagement Coordinator, Alberta Children’s Hospital
Deborah Thul, Adolescent Transition Coordinator, Alberta Children’s Hospital
Adam Watson, Peer Mentor, Alberta Children’s Hospital

March 12 - 2:00-3:00 PM ET

It helps to talk to someone who’s been there. This webinar will discuss the use of volunteer peer mentors to support patients and families going through youth care transitions at the Alberta Children’s Hospital. It will highlight the framework developed for training and supporting peer mentors to do one to one connections. It will also describe the development of a peer led workshop “Teens Talk Transitions” designed to help prepare youth and their families for the transition from pediatric to adult care.  

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the value of peer to peer connections to support patients and families as they experience transitions in the healthcare system.
  • Discover the approaches to connect patients and families to mentors who have experience with what they are going through.  
  • Identify the benefits and challenges to develop an effective peer mentor program.

Learn More about Alberta Children’s Hospital:

As a tertiary and quaternary hospital the Alberta Children’s Hospital (ACH) in Calgary, Alberta, Canada provides a full range of acute and specialty care including: Emergency Care; Inpatient and Critical Care; Diagnostic, Procedural and Surgical Services; Pediatric Sub-specialty Outpatient Clinics and Services; and Mental Health Emergency and Inpatient Services. ACH is also responsible for the provision of specialized Pediatric Rehabilitation and Child Development Services as well as Pediatric Home Care in the Calgary Zone. ACH is a part of the larger provincial health services system, Alberta Health Services and works in partnership with a variety of public, private and not for profit organizations.


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