WFH webinar: Youth resilience during COVID-19 – staying strong together!

Date, time: Thursday, September 3, at 3:00 p.m. EDT (19:00 UTC/GMT)

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On Thursday, September 3 at 3:00 p.m. EDT, the World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH) will host a 75-minute webinar for young members of the bleeding disorders community to address youth wellness and mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic. This virtual session aims to promote community building and explore options for youth engagement during the pandemic. Three youth speakers will share their stories and a psychosocial expert will provide wellness tips to help participants stay positive and motivated.

The panel of youth speakers will include David Salomón Cárcamo Bonilla (Honduras), Jessica Page (U.K.) and Jodarsen P. Arnachellum (Mauritius). Edward Kuebler (U.S.A), outgoing WFH Psychosocial Committee chair, will provide health and wellness strategies. Stephanie Pineda, WFH Program Coordinator, will briefly discuss the WFH Youth Leadership Program. The webinar will be moderated by Deon York, member of the WFH Board of Directors.

We encourage you to submit questions in advance by emailing the WFH at [email protected], no later than Friday, August 28, 2020. Participants can also ask questions during the session and presenters will try their best—time permitting—to answer. We hope that you will be able to participate in this first WFH Youth webinar!