Our Mission: The Pediatrics/AYA Special Interest Group is a growing network of interdisciplinary professionals committed to advancing the practice and science of psychosocial care for children living with cancer and their family members. This SIG aims to:
- Promote awareness of pediatric/AYA oncology clinical and research resources.
- Provide networking and collaboration towards clinical supervision, research and funding opportunities, and professional development.
- Engage and promote best practices for incorporating psychosocial care into practice in clinics, hospital-based programs and private practice.
The overall aim of the Peds/AYA SIG is to foster a collaborative professional and networking home for APOS members working with pediatric and AYA populations. It is our goal to continue focus on the Psychosocial Standards of Care for Children with Cancer and Their Families, with efforts to build on-going research on the Standards evidence base and practical implementation.
Additionally, the SIG is used for professional communications including the following topics: clinical challenges/supervision, referral requests/inquiries, research collaboration/questions/feedback, program development, sharing Peds/AYA SIG updates including member updates/accomplishments, new research articles or resources (books, online resources or apps), professional development opportunities, sharing policy/advocacy information, and gather resources that can be shared with the larger APOS community.