he Pediatric Bereavement Lectureship program will offer training to pediatricians and other pediatric health care providers to increase their skills and effectiveness in supporting grieving children and their families. This program is implemented through a partnership of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement, and the New York Life Foundation
Programs Approved for 2013-2014
- Increase bereavement training for pediatricians and other health care providers and enhance their skills to support grieving children and families.
- Provide consultation on implementing and/or enhancing bereavement services to children and their families in the hospital/department and community.
- Promote community partnerships to enhance bereavement support services.
- Identify and train pediatric leaders with the potential to train and support others to create a more robust cadre of pediatric experts in this topic area.
The Call for Applications for 2013-2014 has been completed. Applications are no longer being accepted. The 2013-2014 program will provide pediatric communities with expert speakers, free materials, and up to $3,000 to support a 2-day lectureship and educational program and consultation. Lectureships are scheduled to occur between January 2013 and June 2014.
Below is a list of the approved programs, and the date the lectureship will take place.
- Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA (March 7-8, 2013)
- Comer Children’s Hospital at the University of Chicago, IL (April 11 2013)
- Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health, IN (April 24, 2013)
- Children of Alabama/University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL (September 25-28, 2013)
- Miami Children’s Hospital, Miami, FL (Fall-Winter, 2013-2014)
- Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA, CA (Early 2014)
- Iowa AAP Chapter, IA (TBD)
For more information, call the American Academy of Pediatrics at 847-434-7125 or e-mail DisasterReady@aap.org
The Pediatric Bereavement Lectureship Program is sponsored in part by an educational grant from the New York Life Foundation
, and is administered with support from the St. Christopher's Foundation for Children