September Lunch and Learn Announced: Digging Deep – Coping Strategies for Children with Serious Illnesses

Hospice of the Red River Valley invites health care professionals to its September Lunch and Learn on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016, from noon-1 p.m.

Topic, Presenter & Date
The next Lunch and Learn will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016, from noon-1 p.m.

Wendy Iwerks, child life specialist with Sanford Health, will present on the topic of Coping Strategies for Children with Serious Illnesses. In this session, participants will learn how children at each developmental stage react to illness and hospitalization and how this affects the child’s family system. Attendees will also gain a general understanding of the strategies used by child life specialists to help children cope with illnesses.

Continuing Education
Hospice of the Red River Valley is an approved provider of continuing education for social workers in North Dakota. This program will be awarded 1 contact hour.

For your convenience, Lunch and Learns will be held in five Hospice of the Red River Valley Office locations:

  • Fargo – 1701 38th Street SW, Fargo, N.D.
  • Detroit Lakes* – 1111 Highway 10, Detroit Lakes, Minn.
  • Grand Forks* – 2860 10th Avenue N., Ste. 400, Grand Forks, N.D.
  • Lisbon* – 415 Main Street, Lisbon, N.D.
  • Valley City* – 1240 W. Main Street, Valley City, N.D.

*The Detroit Lakes, Grand Forks, Lisbon and Valley City office locations will be connected via videoconference to the Fargo office, where the live presentation will take place.

This event is free and open to all health care professionals, but pre-registration is required because space is limited. Participants may bring their own lunches; coffee and water will be provided. RSVP to Wendy Tabor-Buth: or (701) 356-1532 one week prior to the Lunch and Learn, and indicate which location you will be attending.

Lunch and Learns in 2016 will be held every other month starting in January on the third Tuesday of the month from noon to 1 p.m. Specific topics and descriptions will be shared closer to each date.