A Lion in the House is an Emmy Award-winning feature documentary spanning six years in the lives of five American families who each have a child fighting cancer.  Melissa Godoy of this documentary will be in Casper Wyoming, at the Best Western Ramkota Inn, on April 7, 2011, providing a free education workshop on childhood cancer survivorship and giving an overview of childhood cancer issues.  This training provides an opportunity to raise public awareness to the unique issues surrounding childhood and young adult cancer. Melissa joined us this morning to talk about the documentary as well as the training on thursday.

Training participants will be introduced to educational content, real-life documentary case studies and discussion questions designed to raise awareness and understanding about the two specific topic areas chosen for this training. Other aspects of this training will include ways to effectively communicate with childhood cancer survivors and their families, explain how survivorship issues and management strategies for long term care may be addressed, and identify patient and parental concerns regarding development education and or employment when the patient is a survivor of childhood cancer.

The training is free and will run from 9am-4pm with breakfast and lunch included. To register for this training please visit www.fightcancerwy.com (click on upcoming events tab) or call Jessica Perez at 307-777-7362. This training is brought to you by the Wyoming Comprehensive Cancer Control Consortium.