Getting Connected, Getting Support: African-Americans Living Beyond Breast Cancer
When: Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Noon – 1:00 p.m. ET
Many of us are used to being the caregiver rather than receiving care ourselves. We’re strong and we’re keeping on, but after a breast cancer diagnosis we’re often surprised to learn that we need support, too. During our February webinar, Alisha Ellis, LCSW, MSW, MA, discussed how to:
- Connect to your faith, family, friends, care providers and other survivors
- Nurture your soul and get the support and care you need as an African-American woman affected by breast cancer
- Ask for help, keep a positive outlook and avoid common barriers in accessing support
- To enhance your learning and gain additional support during your breast cancer journey, we encourage you to order a free copy of our culturally sensitive booklet Getting Connected: African-Americans Living Beyond Breast Cancer.
About Our Speaker
Alisha Ellis, LMSW, MA, is a licensed clinical social worker. She coordinates a mental health court diversion program at Mental Health America of Greater Indianapolis. Ms. Ellis previously worked as an oncology social worker at Winthrop University Hospital’s breast health center, where she provided therapeutic, advocacy and programmatic support to people diagnosed with breast cancer, their family members and caregivers. She has served as the clinical coordinator of the Women’s Cancer’s Program at CancerCare and the clinical coordinator of the L’Oréal Paris Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Hope Line.