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EdChat Events

What is an EdChat?

Interactive:EdChats are online presentations with an interactive element. Presenters will be speaking live along with a PowerPoint, and attendees are free to type questions to spark further detail and discussion.
Inclusive:EdChats are open to AECMN members - the intended audience is typically educators that work with children in the hospital setting, but are beneficial to all educators and pediatric hospital employees. 
Free:EdChats are completely free to sign up for, and can be attended from anywhere you have internet access.
Archived:EdChats are archived and accessible at any time, as long as you are an AECMN member. 

Spots are limited, so make sure to save your seat!

2017-18 EdChat Schedule:

Date Topic & Description  Facilitated By
Thursday, October 19, 2017 Brain Station: An Innovative Educational Program
Dr. Carrie Sakaino will lead an interactive discussion on Brain Station a program that offers a “classroom atmosphere” at her hospital educational program in Hawaii. Brain Station provides a sense of normalcy/routine for student-patients as well as an environment that promotes a smooth transition from hospital-home-school. Activities/lessons are based around the pillars of Cognitive Rehabilitation (Concentration, Memory, Language & Executive Functions/Problem Solving) also integrating subject areas (Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies). This discussion will include sample activities, calendar as well as tips on initiating the concepts of this program into your educational services/supports. Save your seat!
Carrie Sakaino
AECMN Secretary
Thursday, November 16, 2017 Navigating Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Hospital Setting
This EdChat will focus on how to best serve our patients with Autism Spectrum Disorder in the hospital setting. Sara Midura will provide an overview of ASD, guidance, and resources for best meeting educational goals while they are hospitalized. This EdChat will focus on how to best serve these patients both on medical floors as well as the Behavioral Health setting. Save your seat!
Sara Midura
AECMN Communications and Media Coordinator
Thursday, January 18, 2018 Eating Disorders 101 for Educators
Eating disorders are complex, lethal conditions with emotional, physical, and cultural components. This interactive webinar will focus on the causes of eating disorders (ED), treatment of adolescents with ED, and school-related issues for these students. Mindy is the head of the school programs at Veritas Collaborative, a behavioral health hospital system with facilities in North Carolina, Virginia and Georgia. Veritas partners with the Duke Hospital School in Durham, NC. Save your seat!
Mindy Elliott
AECMN Vice President
Thursday, February 15, 2018 Supporting Transgender Students
This EdChat will explore through a series of case studies how to successfully navigate the transition from hospital to school for a transgendered student. We will explore how to productively manage the critical conversations that go into support these students as they return. 
Save your seat!

Brandon Sethi
AECMN Treasurer 

Thursday, March 15, 2018  TBD Samantha Shea
AECMN President 
Thursday, April 19, 2018 Integrative Health 
Integrative Services are those complementary mind-body-spirit treatments that are offered to our patients and families along with standard care. This is a blooming field of care and really, is the best of both worlds. Our services can help especially with anxiety of illness and hospitalization. It can make the patient as comfortable as possible, in helping to manage the side effects of treatment as well as symptoms of the illness itself.

These holistic, more natural treatments are very gentle and welcomed by those who want something more natural to work with their medical care in hospital. Integrative modalities can assist a patient to cope with the responsibility of school by it making a patient “feel better” while doing their homework…for example. The student who is feeling more relaxed, less fatigued, and nauseated or with less or no pains and aches is more able to normalize himself with school. This works hand in hand with educational services, allowing the process of learning to go more smoothly in the hospital environment. 

Save your seat!

Joyce Wong
Carrie Sakaino

AECMN Secretary 



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