Resources for Global Families

Crossing Cultures with your child’s medical condition

Shared wisdom from a Certified Child Life Specialist and other expat parents who have crossed borders with their child's health condition.  Mindset shifts and trusted advice from parents who have been there. Leading your child's healthcare team, exploring fact vs. cultural belief, tradition, or opinion, and prioritizing self-care.  

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The Challenges and Opportunities in Managing a Health Condition Abroad: Part I

Part one of two posts outlining both the challenges and opportunities that arise when facing a health condition abroad. In this piece, we highlight points made at our “Kitchen Table Conversation” at the 2018 Families in Global Transition Conference in The Hague. Originally entitled, The Uninvited Guest—When Illness Comes to Visit Abroad, this brief discussion reveals the importance of continuing the conversation. Along with facilitators Carolyn Parse Rizzo of Interval Coaching and Consulting, and Vivian Chiona of Expat Nest, participants discuss the interplay between Ignorance, Insurance, Isolation, Trust, (Mis)Communication, Overwhelm, Complex Parenting, Pain and Discomfort for international patients and their loved ones.

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