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Virtual Teen Advocacy Event: Self-Advocacy for Teens

January 29 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Topic: Self-Advocacy for Teens

This highly interactive advocacy program explains the different types of advocacy and engages participants in conversations about self-advocacy. Participants will problem solve situations that can occur at the doctor’s, at school, at work, and will work through other real world scenarios related to self-advocacy for persons with a bleeding disorder. This is a great opportunity to get your teen thinking about how they can talk about their bleeding disorder.

Speaker: Shelby Smoak, Ph.D., Advocate and Education Specialist, BioMatrix

Thank you to our teen advocacy event sponsors:  BioMatrix, CSL Behring and Takeda

This program is free and for teens age 13–17 who live within HACA/VHF territory and meet one of the following criteria: Have a bleeding disorder, are the sibling of someone with a bleeding disorder and/or have a parent/caregiver with a bleeding disorder. Each session must be signed up for individually, you do not have to sign up for all in order to participate.

As we gather virtually to discuss, share and learn, we ask that all VHF virtual program participants be thoughtful in their interactions and follow video meeting etiquette and rules of engagement. Disruptions to a session may lead to the removal and/or disabling of the participant’s video and microphone for part of or for the entire session. Thank you for helping VHF ensure a safe, productive, and welcoming environment for all meeting participants and staff. Go here to read video meeting etiquette and rules of engagement.



Website Sponsors

CSL Behring - Biotherapies for Life
CSL Behring - Biotherapies for Life
CSL Behring - Biotherapies for Life
CSL Behring - Biotherapies for Life
CSL Behring - Biotherapies for Life