Pediatric palliative care advocacy and educationThe Children’s Hospice and Palliative Care Coalition (CHPCC) is a division of the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California. Through CHPCC, we’re leading the way in offering solutions that make a difference for seriously ill and dying children. 


The 2019 Pediatric Webinar Series is presented in collaboration with Pennsylvania’s Pediatric Palliative Care Coalition (PPCC) and Greater Illinois Pediatric Palliative Care Coalition (GIPPCC).

February 21, 2019: Don’t You Forget About Me: Caring for Siblings

Presenters: Yelena Zatulovsky & Dana Richmond

“Who is coming for me today?” When there is a chronically and/or terminally ill child, siblings become accustomed to the focus placed on the sick child by the adults around them. They are often silent sufferers and disenfranchised grievers because, within the context of this scenario, their place is poorly defined. Even more so, most clinicians are not equipped to support the siblings within the family unit. This webinar will highlight the experiences of siblings, as told by the siblings themselves, and will examine the evidence-based interventions, strategies, and obstacles towards an effective framework of support that empowers and honors siblings.

Register for Feb 21 Webinar

Upcoming Pediatric Webinars

March 19, 2019: Building Resilience in Children and Caregivers coping with Serious Pediatric Illness

Presenter: Abby Rosenberg, MD, MS, MA

April 16, 2019: Creative Conversations: Advance Care Planning in Pediatrics

Presenter: Kathy Perko & Debbie Lafond

May 23, 2019: Providing Spiritual Care with Pediatric Patients

Presenter: Rev. Travis C. Overbeck

June 20, 2019: Ensuring Psychosocial Wellness in School and the Community for the Seriously Ill Child

Presenter: Kathy Davis, PhD, MSED

July 18, 2019: The Care of Adolescents and Young Adults with Life-Threatening Illness

Presenter: Jennifer Mack, MD, MPH

September 19, 2019: Pain Management for Children with Serious Illness in the Context of the Opioid Epidemic

Presenter: Stefan Friedrichsdorf, MD, FAAP

October 17, 2019: An Expense Worth Expressing: The Role of Expressive Arts in Pediatric Palliative Care

Presenter: Debra Lotstein, MD, MPH

November 21, 2019: Compatible with Life: Rethinking Care of Children with Trisomy 18

Presenter: Nicole Hahnlen & Deana Deeter

Past Webinars/Recordings

January 22, 2019: Managing Pediatric Seizures at End of Life
Presenter: Melissa Hunt, PharmD, Pediatric Clinical Pharmacist, Optum Hospice Pharmacy Services
[Webinar recording coming soon]

2018 Webinars

December 6, 2018: Deep in the Weeds: Medical Marijuana and Pediatric Palliative Care
Presenter: Elissa Miller, MD, DuPont Hospital for Children
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November 13, 2018: Getting a Better Handle on Parents’ Bereavement: Supporting parents anticipating their child’s death and afterward
Blyth Lord, EdM & Nancy Frumer Styron, JD, PsyD
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September 25, 2018: Transitioning Adolescents into Adult Care
Presenter: Parag Shah, MD
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June 21, 2018: Approach to Neurologic Symptom Management in Children at End of Life
Presenter: Audrey Foster-Barber, MD, University of California San Francisco
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May 15, 2018: Concurrent Care: Pediatrics and complex care plans
Presenter: Shayna Stiles & Brandy O’Brien, NP, TrinityKids Care Team, California
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April 17, 2018: Perinatal Palliative Care
Presenter: David Munson, MD, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
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March 20, 2018: Kids Needs Care Too! Developing collaborations, competencies and confidence to care for kids
Presenters: Jody Chrastek, RN, & Diane Knust, LCSW, Fairview Home Care and Hospice, Minnesota
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February 20, 2018: Decision Making in Pediatric Palliative Care
Presenter: Scott Maurer, MD, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
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January 23, 2018: Addressing the Spiritual Needs of Children
Presenters: Elisha Waldman, MD, Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago|
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These pediatric-focused webinars are also available from CCCC:

October 2017: Little People, Big Pain: Overcoming Obstacles to Pain Management in Children
Presenter: Melissa Hunt, PharmD, Pediatric Clinical Pharmacist, Optum Hospice Pharmacy Services
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February 2016: Courageous Conversations: What Clinicians Need To Know About Palliative Care & Advance Care Planning For Children & Young Adults
Presenter: Claire Vesely, RN, BSN, CHPPN, Palliative Care Coordinator, UCSF Benoiff Children’s Hospital Oakland
View webinar recording

POLST for Pediatrics

Conversations about end-of-life care are never easy, especially when the care concerns a seriously ill child.

The Children’s Hospice & Palliative Care Coalition (CHPCC), together with the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California, developed a curriculum that teaches clinicians how to have sensitive, meaningful end-of-life care discussions with parents about their child.

Released in 2012, the curriculum guides doctors, nurses, and other providers in using a POLST (Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment) form to record parents’ wishes for their child’s care in the final days of life.

Contact us to join the interest list for POLST for Pediatrics.