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Pediatric Palliative Care for Social Workers

February 24, 2018


9 a.m.-1 p.m.


Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service
Lincoln Center Campus
113 West 60th Street
New York, NY 10023
Room 109 McMahon Hall


Social workers are at the forefront of providing psychosocial care to children and adults. Inevitably, social workers across practice settings will be faced with working with families coping with a life-limiting illness or death of a child. The complexities of working with children who have a life-limiting illness and their families to ease suffering and the burden of illness can be very challenging.

The goal of this class is to educate social workers about the psychosocial needs of children with cancer and other serious illnesses, how serious illness in childhood differs from that in adulthood, how serious illness affects the child and family, and interventions that social workers can use when working with these children and their families.


Linda Norris Stertz, LCSW-R, has been working in Palliative and Hospice Care in NYC and Long Island for over 25 years, serving in multiple settings and capacities. Her involvement in Pediatric Palliative and Hospice care is career-long, beginning with St. Mary’s Hospital for Children, continuing through serving as Program Manager for VNSNY Pediatric Palliative Care Program, and working with pediatric and adult patients currently with MJHS Hospice and Palliative Care. She has participated in training SW interns, doctoral fellows, post-graduate social work fellows, and medical fellows in Pediatric palliative Care and has a longstanding private practice in bereavement, end of life, and clinical supervision

Continuing Education Hours

Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service is a provider of social work continuing education hours, as approved by the New York State Education Department Board for Social Work.

Completion of this class will result in the receipt of four (4) continuing education hours. CEHs are not awarded for partial completion of the class.

Class Fee

The price is listed below:

  • Fordham GSS Alumni: $130
  • Fordham GSS Students: $70
  • Fordham Current Field Instructors: $70
  • Other Students: $80
  • Social Work Hospice and Palliative Care Network Members: $130
  • All others: $140

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Refunds and Cancellations

In the event that the class is cancelled, a full refund will be given.

Contact Us

Keila Zapata-Kelly, MSW, CASAC-T
Administrator of Continuing Education and Social Work Licensure